Glossary of Terms

Boron Carbide: A high performance abrasive material with chemical and physical properties similar to diamonds, such as, chemical resistance and hardness. Boron carbide's extra hardness gives it the nickname "Black Diamond" (It ranks third after diamond and boron nitride) and is one of the leading grinding materials.

Polycrystalline Diamonds: The only type of the diamonds that have self-sharpening properties: polycrystalline structure will open every time new sharp edges by releasing an outer layer of dull micro crystallites. The polycrystalline can lap and polish any materials faster than any other abrasive while producing the most smoothest, scratch free surface possible.

Wurtzite Boron Nitride: A new superabrasive material that is manufactured by detonation. It is the next step in the boron nitride generation which includes a well-known superabrasive - cubic boron nitride, as well as, a graphite similar in structure - hexagonal boron nitride. This new material has a polycrystalline structure that provides superior cutting properties and, moreover, sharpens itself during cutting. Polycrystalline structure means plenty of crystals are bonded chemically together that work at the same time. In this case the material removal rate and finishing level of the Wurtzite Boron Nitride cannot be compared to even the cutting characteristics of other well-known materials.