Fast Polishing of Single Crystal Diamond
This paper investigates the polishing of single crystal diamond using the dynamic friction method. It was found that by selecting a proper polishing pressure and sliding speed, a very high polishing rate at 10,300 µm/h (or 2.8 X 10-2 mg/s) with a high quality surface finish can be reached, which is hundreds times faster than the other polishing process reported in the literature. This method can be used to manufacture diamond products and to repair worn diamond components such as diamond cutting tools and diamond dressers for grinding wheels.
Zhengyi Jiang and Chunliang Zhang
Y. Q. Chen and L. C. Zhang, "Fast Polishing of Single Crystal Diamond", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 97-101, pp. 4096-4099, 2010