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What is the best process to hard plate industrial diamonds to steel to make diamond core drills?
I have recently been seriously inconvenienced by the lack of suitable technology for working with the new generation of solid porcelain materials. The only tools really effective for drilling these super hard materials are industrial machines, and they cannot be used in the field. Out of desperation I am trying to build my own diamond drills which can make precision holes in the field. Plated industrial diamond core drills (rather than
sintered) will work best. Does anyone out there know of a suitable process of hard plating the diamonds to the steel bit, or where the information can be found?
I have read the FAQ. Chrome Plating Tutorial and sifted through the postings.
construction - Napa, California
Super hard materials have their pros and cons. This is one of them. Diamond drill manufacturing is a high tech process involving specialized education, years of R&D, capital investment, etc. It certainly is not a do-it-yourself job. Look for reputed suppliers of these tools and ask for advise.Guillermo Marrufo
Monterrey, NL, Mexico
Diamond dust can be "occluded" in a sulfamate nickel electroform. Does that sound like something you want more info on?
Robert H Probert
Robert H Probert Technical Services
Garner, North Carolina
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