Look no farther than SIMA for superior-quality diamond blades and machine blades in the UK.
SIMA has a longstanding experience in diamond blades and machine blades in the UK, both as a natural complement to our machines and as a product traded under SIMA brand.
For more than 20 years we have evolved to the market requirements, and currently offer two quality levels in our diamond blades according to each customer’s needs.
How Diamond Blades Are Made
A diamond blade is made of a body or core of high precision steel to which cutting segments are added. These segments are made of a mix of metal powder (a combination of different elements, such as cobalt, tungsten, zinc, iron, etc.) and a resin to make the bond.
This mixture is also combined with diamonds of different sizes and hardness in a particular concentration. Finally, it is shaped into a blade segment in which the composition of the metal powder and the size and concentration of the diamonds has been chosen according to the kind of material that will be cut. The result is later put through a thermic process to transform it into a metallic segment that is hard and very resistant.
As one of the leading diamond cutting blade manufacturers today, SIMA technicians consider all the necessary variables when recommending the blade that best adapts to every specific cut.
Choosing a Diamond Blade
As a general rule, it can be said that cutting soft or very abrasive materials is a job for a hard metal and a lower diamond concentration. For a hard material, the segment needs to be made of a softer metal bond with larger diamond pieces. But each case must be carefully analyzed to achieve the right balance for the best possible cut.
Two samples of the same material may have slightly different compositions. For instance, marble varies according to its origin (Carrara, Swedish, Vermont, etc.); granite (Alkai, Tonalite, Binary, Riolite, etc.); or even concrete, depending on the aggregates used in its composition (sand, gravel, stone, recycled concrete, etc.). As a result, even on what is superficially the same material, diamond blade performance can be very different depending on the material’s specific composition and the associated abrasiveness.
For our customer, the decision is not as hard as it seems: simply tell us what material you need to cut, what machines you will be using to cut, and the blade diameter.
Two diamond blade ranges
SIMA DIAMANT offers two diamond blade ranges: the PLUS series and PREMIUM series. The choice will depend on the required performance, as the PREMIUM blades feature a higher-performance segment.
A segmented disc is mostly recommended to cut hard materials, such as stone, granite, bricks, etc. when a very precise cutting is not essential but speed is.
A turbo disc improves cutting precision in materials that are prone to chipping, providing a neater cut at a reasonable speed.
A continuous rim blade is perfect for ceramic materials that require high cutting accuracy and a very clean cut.
SIMA Diamant has the widest range of machinery for the manufacturing of diamond blades & core bits, such as metals casting, sintering, vacuum & galvanic casting. Our diamond blade assembly processes are automatized to include laser welding, high-frequency welding and gas welding. This process makes us one of the top diamond cutting blade manufacturers in the UK and Europe.
Our R&D department is always striving to provide solutions for the design of new diamond blade products. It is equipped with a metrology laboratory featuring state-of-the-art scientific instruments for analyzing, measuring & assessing the materials, composition, hardness, density, quantity and type of diamonds of each segment. As a result, SIMA offers the finest diamond blades and saw blades a company can possibly create.