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Element Six (UK) Ltd

Element Six (E6), part of the De Beers Group, is a global leader in the design, development and production of synthetic diamond and tungsten carbide solutions for a wide range of industries.

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Since 1959, E6’s focus has been on engineering and optimising the diamond synthesis process to unlock innovative, diamond-enabled applications, including ultra-precision machining, drilling, thermal also produces synthetic diamond, CBN and PCBN products through a process of high pressure and temperature (HPHT). It also develops tungsten carbide solutions using high temperature sintering. These materials are used in cutting and grinding applications in industries ranging from automotive, aerospace, and consumer electronics, to mining and construction.

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management, optics, acoustics, wastewater management and quantum-enabled sensing. As well as being the planet’s hardest material, diamond’s extreme and diverse properties give it high tensile strength, chemical inertness, broad optical transmission and very high thermal conductivity.

The Company operates worldwide, with primary manufacturing facilities in Germany, Ireland, South Africa, the UK and US.

The Element Six business has two parts:

  1. Technologies, which is owned wholly by the De Beers Group. The Technologies division takes the extreme properties of synthetic diamond and further refines them using chemical vapour deposition (CVD) to open up new possibilities in optics, acoustics, power transmission, water treatment, thermal management, sensors and quantum.
  2. Abrasives, which is 60% owned by the De Beers Group and 40% owned by Umicore, a major global materials group. Abrasives encompass Oil and Gas, Advanced Materials, and Hard Materials. This part of the business also produces synthetic diamond, CBN and PCBN products through a process of high pressure and temperature (HPHT). It also develops tungsten carbide solutions using high temperature sintering. These materials are used in cutting and grinding applications in industries ranging from automotive, aerospace, and consumer electronics, to mining and construction

 

Wider portfolio

  • PCBN
  • Synthetic diamond grits
  • CVD Diamond
  • Boron-doped diamond (BDD)
  • DNV (NV Diamond)
  • Optical windows
  • Heat spreaders

 

Please email e6marketing@e6.com for any further help or information on the products and services we offer

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    Company name
    Element Six (UK) Limited
    Tel
    +44 1235 441 000
    Contact
    Wayne Leahy
    Head of Applications Cutting and Grinding
    Address
    Global Innovation Centre, Fermi Avenue, Harwell, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QR
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