Free Industrial Technology Articles

Professional Authors - Professional Articles

Why Diamonds Are Often Used in Mining Drills

It probably seems a little strange or odd that a diamond, a gemstone that is one of the most popular and holds such a high status in society would even be considered to be used in a mining drill, especially since diamonds are one of the more sought after gems in the world. But it is true, diamonds are more than just sought after for their beauty but also for their usefulness by a variety of different industries and mining is one of them. The fact is, that the majority of all diamonds that are mined are used for industrial reasons and only a quarter of all the diamonds in the world are actually used in jewelry.

So why are diamonds used so much and even in a mining drill? It is because of their chemical composition making them the hardest material natural or man made that is known to man on this earth. It is because of this invincibility that makes diamonds so popular for using in industrial drills and for cutting saws. Another advantage of using diamonds in drilling tools is that the lifespan of the diamond drill bit is quite a bit longer than any other kind of drill bit. The diamond is also considered invaluable because of the thermal stability that it has.

Diamonds are most commonly used in the oil and mining industries. The diamond drill bits are used in a mining drill for getting core samples and for oil well drilling. They can also be used in circular saws that are used for cutting marble, granite and other kinds of very hard stone that come in quarried blocks. The drill bits, saws and other tools using diamonds are custom made and in a variety of different diameters and lengths that correspond to the different materials and the different pressures that are needed for the tool that is being used.

Other than a mining drill or saws the diamond can be used as semiconductors to harness power. Blue diamonds especially have superior electric conductivity. The Current will travel through a semiconductor and this is then used to make microchips. They have great electronic qualities even in higher temperatures, far better than other minerals. They can also be used as a heat sink for semiconductors. Since microprocessors, power handling semiconductors and other micro-electromechanical items need a method to reduce their temperature the diamond is the one thing that is most efficient in transferring heat.

Diamonds can also be used as an abrasive. These particles work much better than any other abrasive for polishing a variety of different stone surfaces. The powder that is made from diamonds is often called a super abrasive. It consists of block like, jagged diamond particles that all have irregular surfaces. These edges hold up very well through even the most extreme heat that is generated by friction during abrasive sanding and polishing.

Aide Pipia commented on 08-May-2017 02:18 AM
You seem to be very professional in the way you write.’*;,,

Аренда квартир в Аликанте commented on 22-Oct-2017 10:53 AM
Great post.

Post a Comment

Captcha Image

slant drilling exploration mining equipment electric hand held hammer wilderness area microships drill holes industrial diamonds tunneling dredge mining core drilling drilling rig drill chuck scalping screen desander mining drill semi-submersible rig little disturbance drilling crew coiled tubing drill rig existing structures cement slurry conduits jackup drill rig donward pressure drill bit professional mason rock deposits drill site dynamite trenchless holes abrasive sanding diamond tipped masonry drill bit mining saws intact core roads drilling pipe landscape utility pipelines casing pipe coal mining soft ore mining sediment mining gas industry expensive top plug block caving trenching top rock drill mud soluble deposits oil industry eye protection coring rod diamond abrasive mining suppliers land based drilling rig insitu mining portable drilling technology charged battery diamond carbide bit shoring costs excavation ochre oil drilling increased production mining supplies room and pillar environmental impact metals black powder borehole underground mining drilling rod natural gas extraction diamond drill gold heavy equipment tolerance levels crossings right tools mining drills silver archeological finds sediment polishing gold deposits gravel oilfield equipment micro-electriomechanical mechanical drills horizontal slice rock drilling cyanide hematite sand cement crew gold mining cordless hammer drill mineral solution main drilling hole oil rig rock formations mining technology surface mining drilling joints stream beds broken cores geologic reservoirs mud puppy solids control slim hole drilling rig lead gold mining operation oil crew rock surface carbide tipped masonry bit coal extraction derrick lost cores horizontal directional drilling retrieval tool metal detector gold panning well drilling extreme heat kelly desanding cones soil disturbance chemical composition diamond cut and fill rock cuttings open pit mining industry standard stone age prehistoric times bentonite drilling gel lonewall systems thermal mining super abrasives drilling gear shaft minerals marking pencil rock ore drill ship mining companies solution mining directional boring ecologically sensitive mud weight premature wear rivers copper hardest material deviated drilling mining systems drill collar

Copyright 2016 - Free Info Site Enterprises
Privacy Policy  |  Copyright Policy  |  Website Use Policy  |  Non Endorsement Policy  |  Contact Us  

Technology Blogs
blog directory