Powder Metallurgy Diamond Tools

Powder Metallurgy Diamond Tools

1st Edition - October 21, 2005

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  • Author: Janusz Konstanty
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080458953

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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 tools2. Explain the manufacturing process3. Help improve your machining and finishing techniques, leading to better results4. Optimise your tool use and wear, helping you to save time and money5. 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 152
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2005
  • Published: October 21, 2005
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080458953

About the Author

Janusz Konstanty

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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