Polycrystaline Diamond Inserts

PCD is the hardest natural mineral, known for its superb hardness and high wear resistance. North American Carbide offers over 10 grades of PCD allowing us to find the right tool choice for your application. All of our products and inserts are manufactured using our “heatless” brazing technique. The brazing process keeps virtually any heat from contacting the tip of the PCD.

Common applications for PCD:

  • Aluminum and aluminum alloys 
  • Copper, brass and bronze alloys 
  • Zinc and magnesium alloys 
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Epoxy resins 
  • Plastics
  • Fiberglass composites 
  • Graphite composites 

Call us and let our experts help you choose the proper grade based on your application!

1.) Relapping Inserts:

This is the simplest and least expensive way of reworking your PCD & CBN tooling inserts. The wear on your insert is measured and we simply grind back your cutting edge to clean up the wear. Edge preps if any are reapplied and you get back a good as new cutting tool at the fraction of the price of a new one. You can also rellap your tool with out changing the IC, this tool can then be used in its original holder

2.) Resetting Inserts:

In this process the wear on your insert is measured and a shim of equal or greater size is placed behind the inserts tip. The original geometry of your tool is then ground back on giving you a brand new cutting tool.

3.) Retipping Inserts:
In this process we simply remove the used tip from its carbide body. A brand new tip is re-brazed to the tool saving you the cost of having to replace the body.