Saint-Gobain Surface Conditioning's natural diamond is crushed and processed from boart, a diamond type unsuitable for gemology. This diamond tends to be free of inclusions and cracks, and is mechanically strong with high thermal stability. Natural diamond can contain less metal impurities, making it useful in the manufacture of sintered and electroplated metal bond tools.
Saint-Gobain natural diamond mesh features strong single crystals that are blocky in shape, with an impact strength typically less than metal bond diamond and greater than resin bond diamond. It’s ideal for gemstone polishing and lapping/grinding of carbide metals, ball bearings and glass.