Table 3: Worldwide Market for Cubic Boron Nitride
Abrasives in Automotive Industry (2001-2010): Geographic Regions Ranked by CAGR (In Terms of Dollar Sales) - Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, Canada, Europe, Middle East, USA, Japan, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6 CBN Abrasive Applications in Aerospace II-6
Table 25: Consumption of Cubic Boron Nitride
Ranking next to diamond on the hardness scale, polycrystalline cubic boron nitride
(PCBN) has proven to be a durable tool material for cutting hard-to-machine metals such as high-temperature and hardened ferrous alloys.
On this scale, diamond's hardness is around 100 gigapascals (GPa) of pressure, while cubic boron nitride
has a hardness of 50 GPa.
PCBN, on the other hand, is a synthesized mass of randomly-oriented cubic boron nitride
(CBN) particles, bound by a ceramic binder phase.
The latest candidate as a high-temperature semiconductor is the diamondlike compound cubic boron nitride
Megacoat Ceramic grade PT600M - achieves significantly greater tool life approaching that of Cubic Boron Nitride
2 Cubic Boron Nitride
3 Composite Superhard Material Market 3.
PCBN (Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride
), on the other hand, is a synthesized mass of randomly oriented cubic boron nitride
(cBN) particles, bound by a ceramic binder phase.
Cubic Boron Nitride
is an emerging market, with promising future and host of advantages to offer to a wide range of end use industries.
Element Six is the world's leading supplier of high quality industrial diamond and the complementary cubic boron nitride
(cBN) abrasive materials.
Potential presenters of papers on developments in super-hard materials, such as diamond, cubic boron nitride
, polycrystalline diamond, and other superabrasives, are invited to submit their proposals for Intertech 2003, the international technical conference to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, July 28-August 1, 2003.