Research & development

Research & development

Element Six's research capability is the most renowned of its type in the world.

The focus of Element Six research and development is to develop and deliver innovative synthetic diamond solutions for the customers of Element Six businesses. We target solutions where new or improved synthetic diamond materials will add value to our customers by opening up new markets, delivering enhanced performance in applications or increasing efficiency.

To do this, Element Six can draw on extensive research and development capabilities developed over a long history of innovation in synthetic diamond materials. Our research and development started with the establishment of a dedicated research and development facility in South Africa in 1947, which quickly became involved in the pioneering work on the equipment and processes for synthetic diamond production. Since then, the company’s research capability has expanded to cover all aspects of synthetic diamond and related supermaterials. Our capability has grown to be the most renowned of its type in the world with five major facilities. Each facility specialises in different aspects of technology to continuously provide innovative synthetic diamond solutions to our customers.