Diamond Compound & Diamond Paste
Kemet Diamond Paste and Kemet Diamond Compound are supplied in various types of packaging sizes including 5g, 10g, 20g, 50g, 100g and 1kg containers. The unique Applikator ensures that accurate amounts of diamond compound are correctly dispensed with no leakage from the syringe. Diamond paste also available for use with Metallography. Diamond Compound Applikator Sticks in Monocrystalline or Polycrystalline also available, eliminating the need for spatulas or manual application.
Manufactured to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Assurance standards.
Which polishing paste is most suitable for your application?
The surfaces of tools often require a certain roughness, from technically smooth to a deep high gloss. As is often the case, the right tools are already half the battle here.
What types of diamond paste are there?
Each Kemet diamond paste is a mixture of diamond powder with a specific grade and concentration in a chemical carrier. The pastes contain mono or polycrystalline diamond, carefully sorted by grain size by a specific vision system. Because all diamond grains in the paste are exactly the same size, the Kemet diamond pastes guarantee constant performance. The chemical carriers are formulated specifically for particular applications. This results in a complete range of products, tailored to various materials and application methods.
When you polish manually, the speed of the polishing tool is relatively low. However, you want a high cutting force for a quick result. The water-based KD diamond paste is suitable for all metals thanks to the availability of different concentrations of diamond. The 90 µm KD paste guarantees fast stock removal. In several steps you can work finer and finer to a super finish with the 0.1 µm paste.
Machine polishing of moulds
Do you work with electric or compressed air powered hand motors or even ultrasonic? Then the speed is much higher and you develop much more heat. The L oil-based diamond paste has a very high heat resistance. As a result, the product can be used directly on injection moulds. The paste is slightly sticky so that it stays on the polishing tool well. This way you can work extremely accurately with a minimal amount of diamond paste. Type L is highly concentrated and stays perfectly in suspension if you add oil for possible dilution.
What to use with carbide?
The right paste determines your success for working with carbide. Kemet developed the OS diamond paste specifically for this application. The oil-soluble product quickly delivers the desired result when polishing hardened steels and carbide.
Polishing of coatings
Hard and wear-resistant coatings require a special approach. The Kemet CP diamond paste works with polycrystalline diamond. This makes the paste perfectly suitable for polishing DLC coatings and ceramic materials.
However, technology is not standing still. Challenge our laboratories to develop new formulas if your application requires it.
Diamond Paste for Die Polishing - DiaVers
DiaVers Diamond Paste is a highly effective and efficient for die polishing. It has been specially designed to cater to the needs of the mould polishing industry, where it offers fast stock removal and superior surface finishing. The paste's unique formulation has been optimised to deliver outstanding results in a shorter time, which in turn reduces polishing steps, leading to lower costs and improved quality components. One of the standout features of DiaVers Diamond Paste is the use of sharper diamond particles that provide superior cutting action. These diamond particles are capable of cutting through tough materials with ease, making it an ideal solution for those working with difficult-to-polish moulds. Furthermore, the paste comes with a new oil-based carrier that has superior lubricant qualities to enhance the surface finish of the final product.
In addition to its cutting-edge formulation, DiaVers Diamond Paste also boasts better adhesion to laps such as felts or wooden laps. This feature ensures that the paste remains in place during polishing, resulting in a more consistent finish. Moreover, the paste is stable to 200°C, which means it can be used on moulds in situ that have not yet cooled. This feature saves time and enhances the productivity of the polishing process.
DiaVers Diamond Paste is VOC-free, making it an eco-friendly choice for polishing. Its formulation does not contain any harmful Volatile Organic Compounds, which makes it safe to use in the workplace without any adverse health effects. With all these features combined, DiaVers Diamond Paste is a reliable and efficient tool for die polishing, delivering exceptional results at an affordable cost.
SupaFinish Diamond Compound
SupaFinish is the newest range of oil based Polycrystalline Diamond Compound. Developed for use in medical industry, it is also ideal for tough polishing applications where final surface finish is critical. A special blend of polycrystalline diamond powder with a specific grading and concentration blended into a chemical carrier to provide optimum surface finish, ease of cleaning, lubrication to prevent drying out and temperature resistance.
Type W diamond paste
- Water Soluble diamond compound.
- Diamond compound recommended for Precision Engineering and Electronic Applications where water based products are preferred.
- This diamond compound is ideal for use on Polishing Cloths.
Diamond paste for aluminium polishing
Kemet have developed a special diamond compound, X-L2(S), for sharp even polishing on aluminium Faster stock removal than traditional diamond compounds
- Formulated not to break down under heat or pressure
- Available in 20g syringe
- 1 Micron to 45 Micron
Diamond products for Electronics Industry
Using monocrystalline and polycrystalline diamond powders, we have developed special pastes and slurries for the electronics industry. Typical applications include magnetic heads, ferrites, disc texturing, altic, special ceramics, electro-optical and sapphire polishing
- Available in water, oil and emulsion formulations as well as suspension treated
- Range of different viscosities to suit the particular lapping process
- Available in monocrystalline or polycrystalline diamond for fastest stock removal and finest surface finish with reduced sub surface damage
- Agglomerate free to prevent scratching
How to use Diamond Paste
Ensure that the substrate you wish to polish is clean and free from any dirt, debris, or previous coatings. Thoroughly clean the surface using a mild detergent or solvent and rinse it with clean water. Dry the substrate completely before moving on to the next step.
- Diamond paste is highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Begin by applying a small amount of diamond paste onto the lapping plate or flat surface.
- Spread the diamond paste evenly across the lapping plate or flat surface. Ensure that the paste is distributed uniformly without any clumps or gaps.
- The amount of diamond paste required depends on the size of the substrate and the desired level of abrasiveness. Generally, a small pea-sized amount is sufficient for most applications.
- Place the substrate onto the lapping plate or flat surface, ensuring proper contact between the diamond paste and the substrate.
- Depending on the hardness of the substrate, apply gentle and even pressure while moving the substrate in a circular, figure-eight, or back-and-forth remove the red ones.motion. Take care not to apply excessive pressure, as this may lead to uneven results or damage the substrate.
- Maintain a consistent pressure and motion throughout the polishing process. This helps ensure uniform removal of material and even distribution of the diamond particles.
- Pause periodically during the polishing process to inspect the substrate's surface. Rotate the part by 90 degrees to maintain parallelism Check for any visible scratches, imperfections, or desired levels of shine.
- After each polishing stage, clean the substrate thoroughly to remove any residue or excess diamond paste. Inspect the surface for any remaining imperfections or scratches before proceeding to the next step.
After reaching the desired level of polishing, ensure to thoroughly clean the substrate once more, effectively eliminating any traces of diamond paste residue. Utilising an ultrasonic cleaner is highly recommended for this final cleaning step.