When most of us think of diamonds we tend to think of the rocks that we find on our rings, necklaces and other jewelry. As a general rule diamonds are considered to be beautiful stones that are designed to make other things more beautiful. At the same time we also tend to think of diamonds as being highly valuable and things that are sold for a lot of money. They are previous, valuable and to some people even almost magical.
So it may surprise you to learn that the number one use of diamonds is not as jewelry. Rather the number one use of diamonds is in industrial applications where they are used as diamond cutting tools. There are more more diamonds used for industrial applications than there are on rings or being sold for huge amounts of money, and to those using diamond cutting tools they are generally thought of more as highly practical and useful rather than as something very magical.
Diamond cutting tools then use diamonds in order to cut diamonds, and there is a very good reason for this – which is that diamonds are the hardest substance known to man. This means that they will never get chipped or never broken simply because of the fact that there is nothing stronger than them on which they could get chipped. If you were to scrape a diamond against solid rock then the diamond would come out of that completely fine – it would only be the rock that was at all damaged because the rock was softer than the diamond.
This makes diamonds highly eaten after and highly useful for a range of applications, however it also has a downside which is simply that they are also very hard to work with and if you want to cut them into shape – as you would need to make jewelry or to use them in specific designs – then you would be able to do so with conventional tools. That's where diamond cutting tools come in – these are tools that have a cutting edge actually made from diamond and this is what allows them to cut other diamond. Here you are using diamond to cut more diamond and that is how diamonds are shaped for their various purposes.
Diamond cutting tools then are very useful as they allow you to work with diamond. At the same time though they are also used in a number of other applications and to work with a number of other materials. The fact that they're so sturdy means that they can also be incredibly sharp – as the diamond cutting edges can be filed to a much slimmer and so sharper cutting point than other materials such as steel. This means that they are the most efficient, accurate and powerful cutting tools you can use and that in turn makes them practical in a wide range of different scenarios. If you want a job done properly – use diamond cutting tools.
Source by Matthew Avery