Perspectives for diamond tools in the construction industry

New materials technologies continue to emerge and, as they develop, they enable both the invention of new products and the displacement of traditional products. Although diamond as a natural material has a long technical history it is still one of the most innovative materials for tools and many other applications. Due to its hardness, abrasion resistance, thermal conductivity, and many other favorable properties, diamond as an engineering material has long been pursued by scientists and engineers. New fabrication and processing technologies have caused a “diamond fever” in the tooling industries for metal cutting, as well as drilling or surfacing of construction materials or ultrahard materials.