Some of the key companies in the market are ALROSA; De Beers Group; Industrial Diamond
Laboratories, Inc.; Scio Diamond Technology Corp.; and Morgan Advanced Materials
Generally, processing the hardest materials -- glass, stone, carbides -- represented the major areas for industrial diamond
Tel-Con Industrial Diamond
Tools' products are made from polycrystalline diamonds with abrasion resistance 150 times greater than carbide and up to 300 times longer life than carbide, the company says.
Another of its subsidiaries, Sibeka, owns 20% of the industrial diamond
company, MIBA, which started to increase production last year after a long crisis period.
In 1946, when the Industrial Diamond
Association was launched, only three products were available - stones, crushed boart, and micron powders.
For lighter sections, a vertical bandsaw with a 60-grit industrial diamond
blade and flood cooling works well.
According to a soon-to-be-released Business Communications Co Inc study, New Industrial Diamond
and CBN Technology Markets, the US diamond and CBN materials and products industry, consisting of over 350 companies, interfaces directly with the heavy, automotive, high-technology, construction, and stone-cutting industries through the widespread use of diamond and CBN products for grinding, cutting, polishing, and finishing operations.
The surrounding area is one of the richest sources of mineral wealth in the world and at one point the city produced 80% of the world's industrial diamonds
and 57% of all diamonds.
While nations such as Australia, India, and Canada focus more on mining industrial diamonds
, African countries such as Botswana and South Africa are better known for their production of gem diamonds.
Sub- Saharan Africa produces 77 per cent of the world's platinum metals; 60 per cent of its cobalt (used for batteries and metal alloys); 46 per cent of its natural industrial diamonds
; and an abundance of gold, uranium, oil, and gas.
an industrial DGBSS Sightholder (and one of the oldest remaining DeBeers' Sightholder) specializes in natural industrial diamonds
for dressing, drilling, cutting and wear applications - while the LANDS Superabrasives division produces, micronizes, assorts, crushes, coats and treats a full range of natural and synthetic diamond and CBN powders and grits.
Diamond Sharpening Cards are coated on one side with a continuous surface of small industrial diamonds
and the flat, hard stainless steel surface of the card is designed to not easily groove or ditch over time, the manufacturer states.