CVD Diamond Coating

CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) Diamond Coating is a process of coating Nano diamond particles on a Tungsten carbide substrate applying a layer thickness of 6 to 16 microns of a meter. The tungsten carbide substrate has to contain low cobalt content, such as 6% an d has to go through specific surface treatment. The treatment reduces cobalt content in the outer layer, exposing the diamond edges, in order to create sufficient adhesion between the diamond coating and substrate.

Chemical vapour deposition (CVD) is an established technology for coating a wide range of metal cutting tools, including drills, hacksaws, band saws, razor blades and inserts. In some cases, CVD can increase the life of a cutting tool by as much as 20 times the life of an uncoated tool. In addition the cutting efficiency, cutting speeds and the quality of cutting of the workpiece are significantly improved by surface engineering. The technology can be used to deposit a wide variety of coatings such as TiN, TiAlN, multilayers, graded coatings and novel new nanocomposite coatings, for a broad range of applications. Yet in one area there has been little CVD work carried out - the surface treatment of biomedical implants and dental tools such as burs, orthodontic pliers and tweezers, all of which can benefit in terms of quality, safety and cost from the application of a CVD coating.