Powder Metallurgy Diamond Tools - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781856174404, 9780080458953

Powder Metallurgy Diamond Tools

1st Edition

Authors: Janusz Konstanty
eBook ISBN: 9780080458953
Hardcover ISBN: 9781856174404
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 21st October 2005
Page Count: 152
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Powder Metallurgy Diamond Tools is the first book of its kind to cover the role of powder metallurgy in the production of diamond-impregnated tool components. Providing essential information on modelling, design, composition, fabrication, performance, wear and applications, this book is ideal for manufacturers, tool designers, end-users, metallurgists, R&D departments, specifiers and consultants.

Diamond-impregnated tools are used increasingly in industries where wear-resistant drills or cutting tools are required. The cobalt matrix in which the diamond is embedded is manufactured by pressing and sintering, techniques commonly used in powder metallurgy, but the process is complex and intricate. This book provides a comprehensive account of all you need to know about the role of powder metallurgy in the production of diamond-impregnated tools, giving metal powder manufacturers a better understanding of the requirements of diamond tool producers and end users, leading to the development of superior products.

This book will…
1. Clarify the science and properties involved in powder metallurgy and the production of diamond tools
2. Explain the manufacturing process
3. Help improve your machining and finishing techniques, leading to better results
4. Optimise your tool use and wear, helping you to save time and money
5. Help you to consider new applications, optimising your equipment and resources

Key Features

  • Author is a leading authority on diamond tools and has published extensively on the subject
  • A comprehensive account of all you need to know about the role of powder metallurgy in the production of diamond-impregnated tool components
  • An important reference for manufacturers of powdered diamond and cobalt for the tool industry, tool designers and manufacturers, users of diamond-impregnated tools, metallurgists, designers, R&D Departments, specifiers and consultants


Manufacturers of powdered diamond and cobalt for the tool industry; tool designers and manufacturers; users of diamond-impregnated tools; metallurgists; designers; university employees involved in powder metallurgy; R&D Departments; specifiers and consultants

Table of Contents

Historical development of diamond tools
Classification of diamond tools
Loose diamond abrasives
Single-crystal diamond
Bonded diamond grits and powders
Polycrystalline diamond (PCD)
CVD diamond
Machining with diamonds – theoretical model
Circular sawing
Frame sawing
Wire sawing
Core drilling; Concluding remarks
Diamond tool design and composition
The effect of tool design on its performance
Metal matrix selection
Cobalt powders
Cobalt substitutes
Other matrix powders
Diamond grit selection
Coated grits
Diamond tool fabrication
Powder metallurgy
Matrix powder preparation
Matrix-diamond mixture preparation
Cold pressing
Hot pressing
Hot isostatic pressing
Other consolidation routes
Quality control
Finishing operations
Radius grinding
Brazing/laser welding
Truing and dressing
Wire saw assembly
Microstructure of the matrix
Processing to near full density
Grain size
Recovery and recrystallisation
Phase composition
Mechanical properties of the matrix
Yield strength; Bending strength
Impact strength
Wear properties of the matrix
Resistance to abrasive wear
Two-body abrasive wear
Three-body abrasive wear
Resistance to erosive wear
The role of diamond
Main application areas and operating guidelines for diamond impregnated tools
Core drilling
Grinding and polishing


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About the Author

Janusz Konstanty

Affiliations and Expertise

Powder Metallurgy Dept., University of Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow, Poland.

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