Technology

The development of all diamond and cBN products, mesh, micron and nanodiamond, requires specific skills and equipment for quantifying the characteristics of the abrasives and processing them. These skills and equipment allows us to match our customers’ requirements so we are able to give them a guarantee that NDP products will give them exactly what they need for their products. Moreover, it allows NDP to develop new products not previously available that give unrivalled performance at competitive pricing.

NDP specialise in building tailored diamond products and this is achieved by:

  • Incoming diamond feed materials are assigned to certain building blocks according to their measured properties
  • Products are then produced by selecting and blending appropriate blocks
  • Each building block is tightly specified
  • Each product is therefore tightly specified and product variation is eliminated
  • The consistency of our customers’ products is therefore guaranteed

The Key to NDP’s strategy is metrics: properties are measured at all times during the production process. The properties include:

  • Toughness measurement – Ti & TTi (room and heat treated)
  • Visual and dimensional checks
  • Particle size distribution
  • Bulk density
  • Coating and cladding density
  • Elemental composition
  • Specific surface area quantification
  • Phase identification XRD.
  • Abrasive wear test
  • C-scan
  • pH and conductivity
  • Viscosity
Optical image CBN G3 B181 after Friatesting
Friatesting with Carbonini Equipment
Precision Weighing