Element Six supermaterials are renowned for their unsurpassed quality in engineering tooling solutions, and offer productivity improvement for virtually every class of work material.
Element Six provides a range of supermaterials which are applied in tooling across the wide spectrum of general engineering industries. We have achieved industry leadership through the uncompromising quality of our materials, our service levels and our passion in working with our partners to find their optimal tooling solutions.
We have tooling materials which offer precision and productivity for virtually every class of work material, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics and composites, glasses, ceramics, carbides and natural organic and inorganic matter. For large scale manufacturing, Element Six materials allow the highest possible production efficiencies, geometrical form accuracies and surface integrity levels, due to tools which can operate at higher speeds with minimal wear.
Polycrystalline diamond (PCD) and single crystal synthetic diamond
PCD and single crystal synthetic diamond are the hardest known cutting tool materials, and exhibit wear rates orders of magnitude lower than conventional tooling materials. Element Six synthetic diamond materials are used for turning, milling, drilling, tapping and reaming non-ferrous alloys, and provide for the most stable production processes and highest part quality – both in terms of form accuracy and surface finish. Element Six synthetic diamond is also used for the grinding, lapping, honing and polishing operations of glass, ceramic and carbide components, where surface finish and form accuracy is critical. Learn more about polycrystalline diamond (PCD) and single crystal synthetic diamond.
Cubic boron nitride (CBN)
Element Six CBN is used to grind and hone ferrous alloys and steels, with CBN abrasive wheels offering far longer retention of accuracy than conventional wheels, thus eliminating costly reconditioning or ‘dressing’ operations. Learn more about cubic boron nitride (CBN).
Polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PCBN)
Element Six PCBN materials are extensively used for the rough and finish machining of cast and wrought ferrous alloys, finish turning of hardened steels, and the milling, thread-turning, drilling and reaming of a multitude of alloys. Learn more about polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PCBN).