Single Minded

Author David Novak
June 01, 2002 - 12:00pm

The benefits of tools made from single-crystal diamond.

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Related Glossary Terms

  • single-crystal diamond

    single-crystal diamond

    Industrial-grade, natural diamond. Not recommended for cutting ferrous materials because it tends to react chemically with them and break down. Also not recommended for interrupted cuts in hard materials. Replaced by polycrystalline diamond in many applications. See diamond; PCD, polycrystalline diamond; superabrasive tools.



David Novak is president of ST&F Precision Technologies & Tools Inc., Arden, North Carolina. For more information about the company’s superabrasive cutting tools, call 828-687-3686 or visit