A Mixed Grade

Author Alan Richter
Published
June 01,2004 - 12:00pm

Related Glossary Terms

  • polycrystalline diamond ( PCD)

    polycrystalline diamond ( PCD)

    Cutting tool material consisting of natural or synthetic diamond crystals bonded together under high pressure at elevated temperatures. PCD is available as a tip brazed to a carbide insert carrier. Used for machining nonferrous alloys and nonmetallic materials at high cutting speeds.

The latest grades of polycrystalline diamond mix coarse and fine particles to increase packing density and yield a more continuous cutting edge.

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Alan holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Including his 20 years at CTE, Alan has more than 30 years of trade journalism experience.