Wear Characteristics of Various Diamond Tools in Cutting of Tungsten Carbide
Face cutting of tungsten carbide was conducted using two monocrystalline diamond tools and three polycrystalline diamond tools to investigate the wear characteristics in terms of the crystal structure and composition of the diamond. It was found that the wear of the monocrystalline diamond tool depends on the crystal planes that form the rake face and flank face of the cutting tool, and a cleavage fracture occurs when the cutting force acts as a shear force on the (111) crystal plane. The binderless nano-polycrystalline diamond tool exhibits excellent wear resistance beyond those of the sintered polycrystalline diamond tool and chemical vapour deposition polycrystalline diamond tool, as well as better wear resistance than the monocrystalline diamond tool.
A. Kubo et al., "Wear Characteristics of Various Diamond Tools in Cutting of Tungsten Carbide", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 325, pp. 153-158, 2011