Manufactured to meet
specific job requirements
Manufactured to meet
specific job requirements
Designed and manufactured
Designed and manufactured
We offer a wide range of diamond cutting blades for use on a variety of applications from concrete to asphalt, masonry to construction. Our diamond blades are made from high quality, durable materials that provide effective and precise cutting.
Syntec Diamond Tools develop state of the art bonds that cut faster and last longer than the competition. Construction professionals around the world trust Syntec Diamond Tools to provide them with the best coring solutions to get the job done.
We have a full range of metal bond, resin bond and PCD diamond tools for use on a wide variety of machines. Applications include aggressive coating removal, concrete preparation, concrete polishing and diamond shaving machines.
Each having worked in the diamond tool industry for over 40 years, company owners Paul Freer and Dennis Clift formed Syntec Diamond Tools in 1994.
The business was soon to become Australia’s largest diamond tool manufacturer and a leader in developing, manufacturing and supplying the latest designs and innovative products in the diamond tool industry.
Today, more than 27 years after being founded, Syntec Diamond Tools has a 26,000 square metre manufacturing site and offices in South Australia, a full-service facility and office in California, over 50 employees and exports products around the globe.
Paul and Dennis have always been proud of their Australian heritage and pride themselves on not only designing but also manufacturing their goods locally in Berri, South Australia (photo below). All products are developed to provide for a diverse range of customers and applications.
By investing in a fleet of the most sophisticated machines available to manufacture diamond tooling, Syntec has simplified the process, ensuring consistent quality at all times and allowing for competitive pricing.
From the superior raw materials used in production and strict quality control standards to the finishing and packaging of the products – no detail is overlooked in the process.
In 2016, Syntec Diamond Tools was certified Australian Made and now carries the Australian Made® symbol to show authenticity.You can rest assured that our products are made to the highest standards using quality materials.
We are committed to quality workmanship and creating industry-leading products that differentiate us from other diamond tool manufacturers.
Syntec Diamond Tools provides on-site sales and technical expertise. Our products are available for trade distribution and through hire and rental agencies.This provides an added convenience regardless of where the job site is.
With each product, our goal is to add value and performance for our customers.Therefore all our diamond tools are manufactured with job applications in mind. Our product designers and the technical team find out specifically what is required and can custom make products for most applications.
Customer support is provided in two opposing timezones through our support offices in Australia and the USA, both locations providing full servicing facilities for the entire range of Syntec Diamond Tools products.
Syntec DiamondTools has been at the forefront of innovation in the diamond tool industry and continues to strive to meet challenges through ongoing investment in research, development, machinery and product testing.
Examples of this include ground-breaking segment designs and configurations. Syntec is responsible for making the first-ever Arrow Segment which is now popular throughout the surface preparation industry. Instead of copying what is already on the market, we continue to look for ways to make new tooling that is more productive and lasts longer.
Both our Rapida and Trojan segments, for example, are innovations that were first created in conjunction with customers to solve their individual grinding issues and later rolled out worldwide.
Syntec has developed a Fast Change System that allows a contractor to use a taper wedge system to quickly change out tooling or slide in a Velcro-backed resin holder. The contractor can then streamline their tooling to one style by replacing their plates with Syntec Fast Change.
Syntec also continues to lead the industry with the most innovative PCD tooling in the market. From 1⁄2 “ wide PCD cutting blades used in micro trenching for fiberoptic cable to the most durable and productive PCDs available in the surface preparation market – Syntec will have the right PCD designs for your next projects.
HOW DO DIAMOND TOOLS WORK?
Diamonds don’t actually cut. They generate friction and grind the material they come into contact with into a fine powder.
As part of the manufacturing process, the diamond segment or rim gets ‘broken in’, meaning the top layer gets ground away to expose individual diamond crystals that then do the grinding work.
These diamonds are locked in place by a metal alloy, the so-called bond, which wears away over time exposing new diamonds to the surface.
They are further supported by the comet tail or bond tail which develops behind the diamonds, indicating the direction in which the segment is intended to move.
The bond plays a crucial role in a diamond tool’s performance as it determines the strength of the material that can be cut or ground. With time the diamonds fracture or are pulled out of the bond. Simultaneously the bond wears away exposing new diamonds. Here it is important to select the right bond for the material being cut. A correctly formulated bond holds the diamonds in place just long enough to get maximum use from the crystals before releasing them and exposing the next layer of diamond.
1. The actual grinding work is done by exposed diamond crystals that are held in place by the metal matrix or bond. Each diamond is supported by a bond tail which trails behind the diamond. While the blade rotates through the material, the exposed diamonds on the surface grind the material.
2. The exposed diamonds begin to crack and fracture after passing through the material several thousand times. Simultaneously the bond starts to wear away.
3. Eventually the diamonds fracture completely and are swept away with the material being ground. When wet grinding, this material, together with the water, forms a slurry.
4. Once a diamond has been pulled out, the bond continues to wear away and exposes a further diamond. This cycle repeats itself until the segment is worn to the core.
As a rule of thumb, the harder the material, the softer the bond should be and vice versa – opposites attract! When cutting very abrasive material such as asphalt, the bond needs to be hard otherwise it will wear away too fast, causing the diamonds to fall out too soon.
A strong bond, however, will support the diamonds and increase the life of the blade.
On the other hand, when cutting a hard material such as hard clay pavers the bond needs to be soft or else it will not wear away fast enough, resulting in the segments glazing over. The only diamonds Syntec uses are high quality, synthetic diamonds as they are generally stronger, last longer, withstand higher temperatures and are more uniform in their characteristics than natural diamonds, resulting in a tool that will perform more consistently.
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