Synthetic diamond's combination of extreme properties such as thermal conductivity, chemical inertness and semi-conduction offer a huge range of opportunities.
At Element Six, our innovation is a cornerstone of our customers’ success.
Through innovation, Element Six consistently provides existing markets with new, proprietary products that unlock value for our customers and end users. We achieve this through improved ease of tool making and ever higher performance, while continuing to explore and develop novel applications and markets for our synthetic diamond, cubic boron nitride and tungsten carbide–based family of supermaterials.
We are committed to continually enhancing our abrasive materials while also developing forms of synthetic diamond whereby its thermal, optical, chemical and electronic properties increasingly contribute to the evolution of science and technology.
We work on developing and enhancing solutions for existing and emerging applications, often through collaboration with specialised research institutes, customers and end users.
Through the experience and creativity of our employees, we aim to further harness the unique properties of synthetic diamond – developing new classes of material and enabling new technologies which ultimately deliver end benefits of increased performance and competitiveness for our customers. For example, Element Six invented Diafilm 200, the world’s first synthetic diamond thermal material that can offer users thermal conductivity in excess of 2000W/m.K. This novel, top-end grade of CVD (chemical vapour deposition) diamond thermal material caters for advanced users that work with high power, or high power density electronic applications.
Synthetic diamond’s many extreme properties such as thermal conductivity, chemical inertness and semi-conducting behaviour offer a huge range of opportunities. Beyond wear applications, we’re focusing research on power, environment and life science applications - the only barrier is our imagination.
Our research collaborations
We continue to work on developing new applications, often through collaboration with specialised research institutes, customers and end users. Sharing invaluable know-how through collaboration unlocks the value inherent in the unique properties of synthetic diamond in all its forms, cubic boron nitride and tungsten carbide–based materials. In particular, it is synthetic diamond’s unique combination of extreme properties which make it the outstanding material of choice in so many challenging applications.
Element Six Group Ventures
Element Six Group Ventures partners with innovative companies developing products that enable new markets and new applications for synthetic diamond or other supermaterials. Element Six Ventures invests in technologies that not only have the potential to provide both a strong return on investment, but also provide strategic growth options for Element Six (E6). For example, one of our venture partners, Group4 Labs, has developed, and made commercially available for the first time, a composite semiconductor wafer that comprises a heteroepitaxial Gallium Nitride (GaN) compound that offers efficiency boosts for the power amplifiers in radar and communication satellites.