Features and Benefits

Synthetic single crystal diamonds, also called synthetic mono crystal diamond, and abbreviated as SSCD, SMCD, MCD, or AD are man-made diamonds manufactured under controlled conditions and are free from inclusions and cracks. These tightly controlled quality aspects lead to a more predictable and constant die performance than that of a natural diamond die.

Esteves Group offers diamond drawing dies with synthetic single crystal diamond blanks for drawing ferrous and non-ferrous wires from .00039-.0713” (0.010 to 1.81 mm). Larger sizes are available upon request.

The SSCD blanks that Esteves Group uses are all <111> oriented. The result is a close-to-round wear pattern for each die, a quality aspect that previously could only be obtained in small natural diamond dies.

Blank dimensions of SSCD drawing dies are more consistent than natural diamond blanks, ensuring more predictable recut performance than natural diamond drawing dies.

SSCD Crystal Types

Applicability and Product Use

Synthetic single crystal diamond has essentially the same material properties as natural diamond; therefore, SSCD diamonds can be used as an alternative to all applications where natural diamond is used.

SSCD dies are frequently used for drawing:

  • Bonding wire (gold, copper, aluminum)
  • Medical wire
  • Stainless steel wire
  • Copper wire
  • EDM wire
  • Special alloy and high-performance alloy wire
  • Precious metal wire
  • Various other ferrous and non-ferrous metal wire types 

Synthetic single crystal diamond can be chosen as a raw material for the following products from Esteves Group:

  • Wire drawing dies
  • Bunching, Stranding and Compacting dies
  • Shaped wire drawing dies
  • Extrusion tools
  • Compacting dies
  • Burnishing dies
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