What Is The Diamond Matrix And Which Matrix Do I Use?
Q: What is the diamond matrix and which matrix do I use – there seem so many types – why?
A: The diamond matrix is the ‘glue’ that holds the diamond grit in place. There is no difference in the diamond grit (except perhaps in the concentration) but the matrix could be anything from a resin bond like plastic for example, through to a soft metal like cop-per or up to a hard metal like stainless steel with a lot of chromium in it.
A hard concrete produces a fine dust which is not very abrasive. This means you have to use a soft matrix to keep the diamonds ‘opened’ or exposed to keep cutting or grinding.
A soft concrete produces a coarse dust which is abrasive and will wear away the matrix quickly. Whilst this tooling will grind or cut very quickly, it has a short life, and you will never get true value for money.
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