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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 cutting, drilling, or diamond machining action.  

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In 1998 UKAM Industrial Superhard Tools, Division of LEL Diamond Tools International, Inc. Developed a solution to this problem. A new breakthrough called “SMART CUT technology” in manufacturing precision diamond tools.  SMART CUT will greatly improve your diamond tool cutting, drilling, grinding, and lapping efficiency SMART CUT™ is an ADVANCED technology that redefines the standard in manufacturing diamond tools. Utilizing this technology a diamond tool manufacturer is capable of orienting diamonds inside matrix so that every diamond is better able to participate in cutting or drilling action. SMART CUT™ open 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.

This technology makes diamond concentration almost irrelevant. What most  diamond tool  manufacturers used to do, and still do today is  place diamonds inside the metal matrix, with no control over diamond distribution. The problem with this  approach is inconsistent diamond tool performance. Only about 40% of these diamonds are able to participate in diamond machining action. The rest fall out, become dull, or disintegrate before they have a chance of being used. This factor causes the following problems:

One of the main problems faced by diamond tool manufacturers worldwide involves properly orienting and positioning diamonds inside bond matrix. Over the decades there have been numerous attempts to solve the diamond and CBN distribution problem. Unfortunately, none of the attempts have been proven effective.

Current technologies are also inadequate to provide effective control of diamond mesh size (grit size) and concentration of variations on different parts of the same tool. Current technologies also do not allow diamond distribution to be factored in when manufacture a wheel specifically designed for individual material property and structure.

Today 99% diamond tool manufacturers still have no way or technology to evenly control and distribute Diamond or CBN particles inside bond matrix, nor properly position them to maximize their machining efficiency.

Problems with Conventional Diamond Tools

The distribution between each Diamond or CBN particles determines the work load each diamond will perform. Improper distribution of diamond or CBN particles typically leads to premature failure of diamond particles or bond structure. If diamond or CBN particles are too close to one another, some of these particles are redundant and provide little or no  assistance in cutting, drilling, grinding, or lapping. Excess diamonds particles increase the cost of manufacturing diamond tools, due to high cost diamond and CBN powder.

Yet have no effect in increasing performance. In fact  excess and non performing diamond or CBN particles reduce the diamond tools overall performance and efficiency by blocking up the passage of debris from material being machined. In many cases these excessive diamond particles play a major rule in decreasing the useful life of your diamond tool. Conventional diamond tools have been suffering from these type of problems and inefficiencies for over 50 years.

Inconsistent  Machining  Speed  &  Excessive Tool Dressing

After  a  few  dozen  uses  a conventional diamond tool,  and its  speed  gradually  begins  to  slow  down. You  will notice  excessively  longer  machining  speeds,  and equipment  motor  bug  downs. And  since only  a  few  diamonds  participate  in  the  machining action,  you  may  find  your self  applying  an increasing  amount  pressure  just  to  machine  the  same  amount  of  material. Without properly  orienting  the  diamonds,  conventional  diamond tools  quickly  become  dull,  out of round. With   further  machining  requiring  constant  tool  dressing,  in  order  to  expose  new  diamonds.

Excessive Heat Generation & Loss of  straight cutting capability

Constant diamond tool dressing and pressure put forth on material, causes the tool to overheat and loose its tension. The user may find themselves using excessive force and pressure just to machine a small amount of material.

SMART CUT™ technology allows the diamond tool manufacturer to control diamond spacing. Hence improving performance of every diamond particle. This Reduces the need for high diamond concentration used today in conventional diamond tools. Every  Diamond  in  a  SMART  CUT product  works  like  a  small  horse. Unlike  many  other  bond designs,  the SMART CUT  begins  to  work  from  the  first  cut,  and  remains  to  work  at  the  same level  of  consistent performance  until  you  take  your  last  cut. This  unique  open  bond  design insures  you  get  the  maximum  usage  of  diamond  and  bond  every  time   you  use  a  SMART  CUT product.

Diamonds Working for you
  open  bond   is  designed  to  keep  diamonds  working  at  their  maximum  potential. SMART  CUT diamond  bond  undergoes  regular  renewal,  making  sure  all  diamonds  are constantly  under  maximum  exposure  to  materials  being  worked  on.

Some of the advantages include:

·         More Consistent & Uniform Overall Performance

·         Minimal Chipping

·         Faster Machining Action

·         Minimal Machining Noise

·         Minimal Loss of Material

·         Minimal Tool Dressing / Diamond Rexposure

·         Easier to Use


Figure # 1

The sharpest and finest quality Synthetic DeBeers diamonds that go into a SMART CUT™ Diamond Bond. Immediately penetrate into the material , grinding and polishing as they cut.  

Figure # 2

Diamonds are activated only at the exposed layer. As diamond layer begins to wear out, diamonds in the new layer are immediately activated, substituting the already used up diamond layer. The SMART CUT™ Diamond Bond makes sure every diamond is in the right place and at the right time, working where you need it most.

Figure # 3

The newly exposed diamonds don’t effect diamonds working already inside the material. Unlike many other diamond bonds, diamond in a SMART CUT™ remain sharp and grow sharper with each cut. Prolonging product life and consistent performance

Figure # 4

This advanced formulated open bond design insures minimal chipping, fast cut, constant speed of cut, minimal cutting noise, and most important of all minimum loss of precious material.

SMART CUT™ technology 

in action

Diamond Working at Maximum Capacity

SMART CUT technology in diamond orientation and distribution allows each diamond particle to be fully exposed at its sharpest point.

Fully Exposed Diamond


Diamond Fractured

Diamond is broken off and often wears faster than it can be used. This causes inconsistent and inefficient tool performance.

Diamond Rounding

Diamonds quickly loose their sharp edge. Machining speed is quickly reduced, and tool requires constant dressing to sharpen existing diamonds and rexpose the next diamond bond layer.

Diamond Crushed

Diamonds disintegrated by excessive force, heat, and impact applied by over excessive number of diamonds coming in contract with material machined.

Diamond Pullout

Diamond is pulled out of bond matrix before it has a chance of being used.

What is the difference between a conventional diamond tools, and a diamond tools with SMART CUT technology?

Advanced Coolant System

Precision diamond tools manufactured utilizing SMART CUT™ technology, are built with a special open bond design that promotes a better coolant system. Air and water flows freely through the diamond bond, providing extra coolant, greater conductor of heat and thus increased product longevity. Instead of heat generated in a few places, it is evenly distributed and hence minimized.

Easy to Use

We made a science out of making your work easier. SMART CUT™ technology are easier to use than most conventional diamond products. Thousands of sharp and high quality diamond particles metallurgically bonded to alloy steel allow diamond tools with SMART CUT™ technology to complete a job by applying little or no pressure. Freeing the user from constantly having to dress and renew the diamond layer. SMART CUT™ technology makes any sophisticated job a simple one.

no glazing 

Diamond Tools with SMART CUT™ technology require minimal dressing, the bond renews itself.

faster machining action 

Diamond Tools manufactured utilizing this technology are much more aggressive than your conventional blades. They machine material faster, still leaving behind a smooth finish. 

longer lasting 

In most cases diamond tools manufactured utilizing SMART CUT™ technology, will outlast other conventional metal (sintered), resin, and nickel bonded diamond tools. SMART CUT™ diamond tools are more sturdy than tools manufactured with conventional technologies. Unlike many other resin or metal bonded diamond tools, these will not dull and maintain its firm shape and bond configuration all the way through the diamond tools life.  

Controlled Diamond Concentration at different parts of diamond tool

Many times a metal bond diamond tool requires different sizes of diamonds and different diamond concentrations to be disposed at different parts on the same tool. Most diamond tools wear faster on the edge or in front than the middle. Higher diamond concentrations are preferred in these locations to prevent  uneven wear and thus premature tools failure.

By making the distribution of Diamond or CBN particles uniform and in a predetermined pattern, tailored to individual customer application. The work load can be evenly distributed to each diamond particle. As a result a diamond tool with SMART CUT technology will machine material faster and its working life will be extended a considerable amount of time. SMART CUT technology promotes not only even diamond distribution. But strong diamond retention as well. Allowing the diamond tool manufacturer to use of smaller diamond particles. Small diamond particles will improve surface finish, and optimized performance of each diamond particle.

There are other advantages of utilizing diamond tools manufactured with the SMART CUT. technology. We feel, that you will find SMART CUT technology a significant breakthrough in your industry.

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When you see the SMART CUT™ symbol on a product, you know there is more to the product than it looks. Because what you don’t see is what makes all the difference. Whatever your goal requires you will find an advanced, high quality, and cost effective SMART CUT™ solution, specially designed for your needs. Just how superior is a SMART CUT™ product? That’s for you to decide. Because you can’t really see the difference or get a sense of it from words. You must feel it, and you will from the first time you pick up a SMART CUT™ diamond product to the time you first use it, and all the way to the tools life.

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