Cubic Boron Nitride Products - cBNMesh and cBNMic
Cubic Boron nitride, cBN, is the second hardest material after diamond but it has one key advantage over diamond: it does not chemically wear in the presence of graphite and/or carbide forming elements like iron, nickel or cobalt, for example, during abrasive processing. It is therefore the preferred product for machining of ferrous materials. Unlike diamond, cBN is only available as a synthesized material, it does not occur naturally. But this means that, like synthetic diamond, it can be tailored to provide exactly the required characteristics for the application and key to this is the ability to synthesize tetrahedral morphology in addition to the cubic / octahedral morphology that also occurs in diamond. It is available from coarse grit down to micron powder and as sintered polycrystalline products.