Sandvik Additive Manufacturing has created the world's first diamond composite using 3D printing. Although this diamond does not sparkle, it is ideal for a wide range of industrial applications.
3D printing with this super hard material is possible in very complex forms and can revolutionize the way industry uses the hardest natural material on the planet.
Using additive manufacturing, Sandvik managed to produce 3D printing of diamond composites, which can be formed in almost any form. This opens up the possibility of use for applications that were previously considered impossible.
“Now we have the opportunity to create durable diamond composites of very complex shapes using additive manufacturing, which will fundamentally change the way we use this material in industry. At the moment, the only limitation on the formation and use of this super hard material is only the imagination of the designer”, says Michael Shuisky, head of research and development at Sandvik Additive Manufacturing.
After testing the diamond composite, it was found that it has extremely high hardness, exceptional thermal conductivity, and also has a low density, very good thermal expansion and fantastic corrosion resistance.
You can learn more information about materials and equipment of Lithoz Gmbh by visiting the stand of the official representative - Energoavangard at the ROSMOLD 2020.