It is well-known that Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) tooling delivers high performances in cutting applications. And furthermore PCD tools can also significantly lower a company’s overall tooling costs.
Under the right conditions and with the proper maintenance, great cost savings can be achieved. The first tool life can yield savings of up to 30 -50% in comparison to carbide tools or inserts. And subsequent sharpenings will further increase the savings when compared to a carbide tool or insert.
To illustrate the cost savings, one only has to take a look at the example cost comparison below.
The calculation quite accurately illustrates, that although at first look Diamond tools seem to be a costly investment, it is an investment that pays off rather quickly and costs only a fifth of what equivalent Carbide tools would cost.
It may not be necessary to buy Diamond Tools for everyone and every company, but especially those who need their tools to last as long as possible and would like to get as much use out of them as possible, will find that investing in diamond tools is more than cost-effective. The best applications for diamond tools are those machining abrasive materials and doing high volume of the same cut. We are now offering select tooling online.