In 1997, Instituto Superior Técnico (www.tecnico.ulisboa.pt) was pioneer in the characterisation of PM metallic alloys employed in diamond tools. Since that date, our team has acquired unique skills in performing physical and mechanical tests on these materials that have a direct relation with the models used to estimate the behaviour of diamond tools.
We currently count on 6 major tests to perform the complete characterisation of products consolidated through sintering (hot press, free sintering, among others). We also have the means for producing short series of sintering specimens and abrasive elements.
The evaluation of the properties can also be employed through the used of our innovate software Tool Selector (LINK Tool Selector), that allows in a quick and intuitive estimate of diamond tool behaviour products for a variety of industrial applications.