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Am Ceram Soc Bull 1992 May; 71(5):1 pages
Diamond is the hardest substance known to humankind. Because of its hardness, it is often more effective and efficient than other abrasives in many industrial applications. Industrial diamond can be natural diamond that does not meet the standards of gem diamond because of its color, size, or some other imperfection; gem diamond used in an industrial application; or synthetic diamond that is tailor-made for industrial applications. Both natural and synthetic industrial diamonds can be used in grinding, drilling, cutting, wire drawing, abrasive lapping and polishing, or in the manufacture of polycrystalline diamond.
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American Ceramic Society Bulletin
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