Making Way For Synthetic Diamonds

The world has been fascinated by natural diamonds for centuries. The fact that these minerals can take 1,000,000,000 years in a specific geological environment to form increases its rarity. While diamonds are most commonly known for it shiny, unique appearance, what is even more special is its structure. Diamonds are the hardest, toughest substance available, which is why it is useful for many manufacturing processes that require precision or cutting through hard materials. Recognising the usefulness of diamonds, manufacturers like grow synthetic diamonds using artificial processes in just a matter of weeks in a laboratory.

Man-made diamonds are more specifically known as CVD (Chemical Vapour Deposition) diamonds or HPHT (High-Pressure High Temperature) diamonds, which are their production methods.

There are certain properties unique to synthetic diamonds:

  1. High thermal conductivity
  2. Chemically unreactive
  3. High insulation of electricity
  4. Tough Structure – impossible to break and high resistance to wear

Because of their unique properties, we use synthetic diamonds for several purposes that require high precision, some include:


Machining Tools

Some machining tools are used in combination with PCD (Premium Cut Diamonds), these can be a tiny diamond inserted in a metal, usually cobalt making it harder. This, as a result, allows the machining of aluminium in our cars and plane. They create the highly precise shape and texture that we see today.

Acoustic Electronic Equipment

With our high quality speakers nowadays, it’s easy to ignore the technology it requires to produce an acoustic-electronic equipment of such a high calibre. Speakers that include synthetic diamonds have electromagentic oscillations which allow a hyper sound of acoustic vibrations with frequencies ranging from 1-2 GHz as to the average systems that only allow 10GHz.

Dental Applications

Things that require extreme precision include synthetic diamond ultrasonic drill tips used in dental surgery. Developing synthetic diamond ultrasonic drill tips used in dental surgery.

Here are just a handful of examples on how synthetic diamonds have become an integral part of the manufacturing industry and consequently our daily lives. Our awareness and appreciation of this #UltimateSupermaterial is long overdue.