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Miniature Diamond Drills 0.75mm to 6mm - with SMART CUT™ technology

APPLICATION: drilling smooth and clean holes in a wide variety of:

  • advanced ceramics
  • ultra hard & brittle materials
  • glass & quartz
  • composite materials
  • optical glass
  • natural & synthetic stone
  • semi-precious & precious stone
  • many other materials

ELECTROPLATED  & SINTERED (METAL BONDED)

MULTI LAYERED ELECTROPLATED DIAMOND SOLID DRILLS - FLAT BOTTOM CYLINDER

Most popular type of diamond drills for drilling small holes for jewelry (stone, glass, & many other materials). Multiple layers of diamond provide longer drilling life, faster & freer  drilling. Available from stock from 0.75mm to 2.5mm

METAL BOND (SINTERED) DIAMOND SOLID DRILLS

Will last significantly longer than electroplated diamond solid drills. Recommended for drilling Ultra Hard Materials (harder than 8 on mohes scale or 60 on Rockwell Scale. Available in stock from 0.8mm to 6mm diameter.

ELECTROPLATED SMALL HOLLOW DIAMOND CORE DRILLS

The hollow core shape provides extra stability for deep drilling. Available from stock in 1mm to 3.5mm OD.

ELECTROPLATED DIAMOND TWIST DRILLS

Twisted diamond drills are typically used for drilling pearls and enlarging/reaming holes in large variety of other materials. Provide faster drilling speeds, than most other type of diamond drills. Also very popular for drilling pearls.

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Electroplated Diamond Solid Thin Drills  manufactured by UKAM Industrial have Multiple Layers of Diamond (3 Layers), not just 1 layer of diamonds like conventional electroplated drills. This provides longer drilling life, faster and freer  drilling action, & more consistent performance 

Getting the most from your Drilling operation:  Drill Usage Instructions & Recommendations 

 

DIAMOND PLATED SOLID THIN DRILLS 

Diamond Plated Solid Thin Drills have high diamond concentration and give a smother, faster drilling action with minimum heat generation.

Drilling Depth (mm): 1.25" (31.75mm) 

Recommended Operating Speed: 9,000-12,000
Maximum Operating Speed: 30,000.

For Best Results:

Always drill with a coolant and use submerged-pressure sensitive feed.

Recommended Coolant: water, for ultra hard materials best results will be achieved with mineral oil or synthetic water soluble coolant.

  • Superior Design that is Easier to Use

  • Smooth Surface Finish Quality

  • Fast Drilling & Consistent Performance

  • Superior Quality & Consistency

MULTI LAYERED ELECTROPLATED DIAMOND SOLID DRILLS - FLAT BOTTOM CYLINDER

most popular type of diamond drills for drilling small holes for jewelry (stone, glass, and other materials)

Sold in Pack of 6 units
Head Length: 15.00mm (.591") Drill Length: 45.00mm (1.772")  

Shank Diameter is slightly smaller than diameter of diamond drill tip

Drilling Depth (mm): 1.25" (31.75mm) 

Recommended Operating Speed: 7,000-10,000
Maximum Operating Speed: 30,000.

USED ON: High Speed Drill Press, Mounted Hand Piece Drill (such as: Foredom & Dremel), High Speed Air Spindles.

APPLICATION: drilling smooth and clean holes in a wide variety of:

  • ceramic, tile & related materials
  • advanced ceramics
  • glass & quartz
  • optical materials
  • composites
  • natural & synthetic stone
  • semi-precious & precious stone
  • many other materials

Price: $24.99 for package of 6 drills

How to Order - Terms/Conditions - Basket Contents  - Check Out

Item No. Diameter Add to Basket PURCHASE
4ED075 0.75mm (.0295") Add to Basket BUY ONE NOW
4ED10 1.0mm (.0393") Add to Basket BUY ONE NOW
4ED125 1.2mm (.0472") Add to Basket BUY ONE NOW
4ED15 1.5mm (.059") Add to Basket BUY ONE NOW
4ED20 2.0mm (.0787") Add to Basket BUY ONE NOW
4ED22 2.2mm (.0866") Add to Basket BUY ONE NOW
4ED25 2.5mm (.0984") Add to Basket BUY ONE NOW

Item # 4EDMP - (mixed package of assorted sizes 2.5, 2.2, 2.0, 1.5, 1.2, and 1mm) - $25.99 - BUY ONE NOW

Other more exact drill sizes & drilling depths are available upon request. Quantity Discounts are available.

Diamond Drill sizes from .001" to 0.029" Diameter

Diamond Drills from 1/8" to 6" Diameter

 

USED ON: High Speed Drill Press, Mounted Hand Piece Drill such as Foredom or Dremel, High Speed Air Spindles.

Operating Speed: 9,000-12,000
Maximum Operating Speed: 30,000.


APPLICATION: drilling smooth and clean holes in a wide variety of:

  • advanced ceramics
  • ultra hard & brittle materials
  • glass & quartz
  • composite materials
  • optical glass
  • natural & synthetic stone
  • semi-precious & precious stone
  • many other materials

Other sizes and drilling depths are available upon request

OD diameters from 0.75mm (.029") to 12.7mm (.500") in .001" (.0254mm) increments. Lead time: 4 weeks

Varying with application and material, an average electroplated diamond sold drill drill will last you 10 to 15 holes. Metal Bond (Sintered) Diamond Solid Drill  may last as much as 120+ holes (when used properly). 

Once you compare price and performance per hole, Metal Bond Diamond Solid Drills  are an excellent alternative. Specially when drilling ultra hard materials.  Although they will cost you more than electroplated diamond drills, metal bonded diamond solid drills will more than pay for themselves in terms of life, and consistent performance. (Not recommended for beginning users. Use electroplated diamond drills for this for this application).

METAL BOND (SINTERED) DIAMOND SOLID DRILLS

Will last significantly longer than electroplated diamond solid drills. Recommended for drilling Ultra Hard Materials (harder than 8 on mohes scale or 60 on Rockwell Scale.

All sizes are stated in millimeters and in ( ) in inches.

Shank Size: 3/32"


How to Order - Terms/Conditions - Basket Contents  - Check Out

Item No. Diameter Maximum Drill Depth PRICE  PURCHASE

1 pc

PRICE for

3 PCS

PURCHASE

3 pcs

UKAMDSD0

0.8mm (.0314") 16.5mm (.650") $48.97 BUY ONE NOW $39.97 each BUY ONE NOW

UKAMDSD1

0.9mm (.0354") 16.5mm (.650") $48.97 BUY ONE NOW $39.97 each BUY ONE NOW

UKAMDSD2

1.00mm (.0393") 16.5mm (.650") $48.97 BUY ONE NOW $39.97 each BUY ONE NOW
UKAMDSD3 1.20mm (.0472") 16.5mm (.650") $48.97 BUY ONE NOW $39.97 each BUY ONE NOW
UKAMDSD4 1.40mm (.0551") 16.5mm (.650") $48.97 BUY ONE NOW $39.97 each BUY ONE NOW
UKAMDSD5 1.60mm (.0629") 16.5mm (.650") $48.97 BUY ONE NOW $39.97 each BUY ONE NOW
UKAMDSD6 1.80mm (.0708") 16.5mm (.650") $48.97 BUY ONE NOW $39.97 each BUY ONE NOW
UKAMDSD7 2.33mm (.0917") 7.54mm (.296") $48.97 BUY ONE NOW $39.97 each BUY ONE NOW
UKAMDSD7A 2.7mm (.102") 9mm (.354") $48.97 BUY ONE NOW $39.97 each BUY ONE NOW
UKAMDSD8 3.10mm (.122") 9.42mm (.370") $48.97 BUY ONE NOW $39.97 each BUY ONE NOW
UKAMDSD9 3.70mm (.145") 10.58mm (.416") $48.97 BUY ONE NOW $39.97 each BUY ONE NOW
UKAMDSD9A 4.70mm (.185") 10.58mm (.416") $48.97 BUY ONE NOW $39.97 each BUY ONE NOW
UKAMDSD10 5.0mm (.197") 13mm (.512") $48.97 BUY ONE NOW $39.97 each BUY ONE NOW
UKAMDSD11 6mm (.236") 13mm (.512") $48.97 BUY ONE NOW $39.97 each BUY ONE NOW

Lead time: in stock or 1 to 4 work days (frequently in stock)

Quantity Discounts are available (please inquire)

Below are examples of various drill depths and sizes that can be produced.


ELECTROPLATED SMALL HOLLOW DIAMOND CORE DRILLS

The hollow core shape provides extra stability for deep drilling

USED ON: High Speed Drill Press, Mounted Hand Piece Drill (such as: Foredom & Dremel), High Speed Air Spindles.

APPLICATION: drilling smooth and clean holes in a wide variety of:

  • ceramic, tile & related materials
  • advanced ceramics
  • glass & quartz
  • optical materials
  • composites
  • natural & synthetic stone
  • semi-precious & precious stone
  • many other materials

shank diameter is slightly smaller than Diamond Core Drill outside diameter

Recommended Operating Speed: 9,000-12,000
Maximum Operating Speed: 30,000.

diamond height: 5mm (.20")

tolerance on OD: +/- 0.05mm (.002")

ELECTROPLATED SMALL HOLLOW DIAMOND CORE DRILLS

Sold in Package of 3 pcs

Price: $25.40 for package of 3 drills

How to Order - Terms/Conditions - Basket Contents  - Check Out

Item No. Outside Diameter Inside Diameter Maximum Drill Depth

PURCHASE

5ED10 1.0 mm (.040") .50 mm (.0196") 1.5" (38.1mm) BUY ONE NOW
5ED12 1.25 mm  (.0492") .75 mm (.0295") 1.5" (38.1mm) BUY ONE NOW
5ED15 1.5 mm (.059") .90 mm (.0354") 1.5" (38.1mm) BUY ONE NOW
5ED17 1.75 mm (.069") 1.0 mm (.040") 2.0" (50.8mm) BUY ONE NOW
5ED25 2.5 mm (.0984") 1.75 mm (.0688") 2.0" (50.8mm) BUY ONE NOW
5ED30 3.0 mm (.118") 2.25 mm (.0885") 2.0" (50.8mm) BUY ONE NOW
5ED35 3.5 mm (.137") 2.50 mm (.0984") 2.0" (50.8mm) BUY ONE NOW

Quantity Discounts are Available

ELECTROPLATED DIAMOND TWIST DRILLS

 

Twisted diamond drills are typically used for drilling pearls and enlarging/reaming holes in large variety of other materials. These drills provide faster drilling speeds, than most other type of diamond drills. And are frequently used together with diamond flat bottom cylinder diamond solid thin drills. Also very popular for drilling pearls.

USED ON: High Speed Drill Press, Mounted Hand Piece Drill (such as: Foredom & Dremel), High Speed Air Spindles.

APPLICATION: typically used to enlarge existing size holes. Also recommended for drilling pearls.

  • ceramic, tile & related materials
  • advanced ceramics
  • glass & quartz
  • optical materials
  • composites
  • natural & synthetic stone
  • semi-precious & precious stone
  • many other materials

shank diameter is slightly smaller than Diamond Core Drill outside diameter

Recommended Operating Speed: 9,000-12,000
Maximum Operating Speed: 30,000.

 


ELECTROPLATED DIAMOND TWIST DRILLS

Sold in Package of 4 pcs

Price: $25.99 for package of 4 drills

How to Order - Terms/Conditions - Basket Contents  - Check Out

Item No. Outside Diameter Maximum Drill Depth

PURCHASE

6ED75 0.75mm (.0295") 1.18" (30mm) BUY ONE NOW
6ED10 1.0 mm (.040") 1.18" (30mm) BUY ONE NOW
6ED11 1.1mm (.043") 1.18" (30mm) BUY ONE NOW
6ED12 1.2mm (.047") 1.18" (30mm) BUY ONE NOW
6ED13 1.3mm (.051") 1.18" (30mm) BUY ONE NOW
6ED14 1.4mm (.055") 1.18" (30mm) BUY ONE NOW
6ED15 1.5 mm (.059") 1.18" (30mm) BUY ONE NOW
6ED16 1.6mm (.0629") 1.37" (35mm) BUY ONE NOW
6ED17 1.7 mm (.069") 1.37" (35mm) BUY ONE NOW
6ED18 1.8mm (.0708") 1.37" (35mm) BUY ONE NOW
6ED19 1.9mm (.0748") 1.37" (35mm) BUY ONE NOW
6ED20 2.0 mm (.078") 1.37" (35mm) BUY ONE NOW

Quantity Discounts are Available

 

First company to develop SMART CUT™ technology, advanced technology that redefines the standard in cutting and drilling. 

Diamonds are oriented inside matrix, so that every diamond is better able to participate in drilling action. SMART CUT open bond bond design makes sure every diamond is in the right place and at the right time, working where you need it most. You get maximum use of diamond and bond. Find out more

Sintered (Metal Bonded) Drills     vs.     Electroplated Drills  

- Multiple layers of diamond                                           - Single layer of diamond

- Stands up well under aggressive conditions       - Cannot be dressed (in most cases)

- Super smooth finish                                      - Least Expensive

- Longest lasting Drill                                      - Shortest Drill Life

- Very Universal                                             - Cannot be used on some materials

- Most cost effective

RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS FOR SINTERED (METAL BOND) DIAMOND DRILLS

Varying with application and material, an average electroplated diamond sold drill drill will last you 10 to 15 holes. Metal Bond (Sintered) Diamond Solid Drill  may last as much as 120+ holes (when used properly). 

Once you compare price and performance per hole, Metal Bond Diamond Solid Drills  are an excellent alternative. Specially when drilling ultra hard materials.  Although they will cost you more than electroplated diamond drills, metal bonded diamond solid drills will more than pay for themselves in terms of life, and consistent performance. 

Metal bonded diamond core drills have diamonds sintered and multiple layers of diamonds impregnated inside the metal matrix. Diamonds are furnaces sintered in a matrix made of iron, cobalt, nickel, bronze, copper, tungsten,  alloys of these powders or other metals in various combinations. Metal Bonded Diamond Tools are “impregnated” with diamonds. The compacted materials are then hot pressed or sintered to full density. Heating rate, applied pressure, sintering temperature and holding time, are all controlled according to the matrix composition. 

This means that selected diamonds are mixed and sintered with specific metal alloys to achieve the best cutting performance possible on any materials such as sapphire, advanced ceramics, optics, glass, granite, tile and etc. The metal bond surrounding the diamonds must wear away to continuously keep re-exposing the diamonds for the diamond tool to continue cutting. 

Sintered (metal bonded) diamond tools are recommended for machining hard materials from 45 to 75 on Rockwell Scale (5 to 9.5 on mohs scale of hardness). As a general rule of thumb, Metal Bond (sintered) diamond drills last longer than other diamond drills available

They can be used in almost all diamond drilling application ranging from very soft & abrasive materials to ultra hard materials. Typical applications include in order from hardness: Composites, Glass, Concrete, Sandstone/flagstone, Natural Stone, Optical Materials, Precious & Semiprecious stone, Advanced/Technical Ceramics, Advanced Materials, & Many Others. Sintered (metal bonded) diamond drills/bits are used & preferred in most Industrial/Manufacturing, R & D, Professional Contractor, & Serious Hobby Enthusiast / Craftsmen users. Sintered (metal bond) diamond core drills/bits are most widely used diamond drills across almost all industries & applications. They wear evenly, and are known for their long life & consistency. Precision & Accurate tolerances can only be obtained with sintered (metal bond) diamond drills

For Best Results: Diamond drills must be used with a continuous flow of water or other type of coolant. Drilling should be carried out in a water bath. Use submerged-pressure sensitive feed. For more information on How to Properly Use Diamond Solid Thin Drills, see: Diamond Drills Usage Suggestions & Recommendations. 


RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS FOR ELECTROPLATED DIAMOND DRILLS

Electroplated diamond drills usually have a single layer of diamonds, held by a tough durable nickel alloy. Providing high  diamond  concentration and maximum diamond particle (grit) exposure/protrusion ratio. This provides freer,  faster drilling  action  with  minimum heat generation. Electroplated Diamond Drills provide excellent performance on softer materials ranging from 6 to 1 on mohs scale of hardness. While electroplated diamond drills, specifically manufactured by UKAM Industrial, will still work on  harder materials (up to 9 on mohs scale). Diamond drill life will be (very short) significantly reduced. Diamonds stay on the surface of the drill allowing for fast material removal. Perfect for softer, more ductile, and gummable materials. 

Not recommended for drilling very abrasive materials such as sandstone and concrete (they will wear out on these materials almost immediately). Electroplated Diamond Drills last less than metal bond, hybrid bond drills and are the least expensive diamond drills available. They provide very smooth surface finish quality & less thermal damage to the part being drilled

Electroplated diamond drills are frequently used in glass and composite industries (as well as some photonics / optics) applications. Electroplated Diamond Drills are designed for small & occasional use.  They are widely used by beginning diamond drill users (novices) in numerous hobby/craft applications. Such as drilling beads, clock faces, and etc. (not recommended for professional or serious industrial use). 

They are also usually more forgiving to operator/user drilling mistakes than most other types of diamond drills/bits. Electroplated core drills are just about the only type of diamond drill that may be used dry (without coolant) in a few applications if needed. Best performance and results will be achieved when drilling less than 1/4" (6.35mm) into material. Performance/Life in many harder materials (granite as an example) will decline when drilling thicker materials.


Diamond Solid Thin Drills SMART CUT technology   vs.   Conventional Diamond Solid Drills

Not all electroplated diamond solid are created equal. Contrary to popular belief, diamond drills are not a commodity. Large differences in drill life and overall performance exist from manufacturer to manufacturer. If the diamonds fall into you hole after drilling just a few holes. The inexpensive diamond drill is no longer a bargain, no matter how much you paid for it. Find out more..

Comparing & Evaluating Diamond Solid Drills 0.75mm to 2.5mm 

The performance of a diamond drill/bit for just about any application / material can be evaluated under various criteria. The importance of any criteria depends on your requirements. Diamond Drill Life - The life of a diamond drill/bit is determined by the number of holes or it can drill (parts machined). It is fairly difficult to estimate the life of diamond drill. Diamond drill life is affected by various factors such as the application, bond type, drill manufacturer, and experience of user in properly using the drill. Diamond drill life will be discussed in further detail in this guide below. The following considerations play a major role in diamond drill life:

  • hardness and abrasiveness of the material being drilled

  • speed and power of drill

  • amount of pressure used (feed rate) 

  • proper use of coolant (type of coolant, coolant force, & direction)


What you should know before you buy your next diamond drill?

 

 

 

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