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Why is diamond such a popular material for drilling with?

Diamond drilling is a technique used frequently in construction and industrial work, providing a high standard of hole drilling in an efficient and meticulous manner. It’s not just this efficiency that makes this particular method of drilling so popular; there are a number of reasons why the technique is so favoured within these industries.

Accuracy

Using diamond for drilling permits a greater level of accuracy in work carried out. The cutting performed by the diamond drilling machines means that holes are more tidy and, thus, the work is of a higher standard.

Versatility

The versatility of materials and instances in which diamond drilling can be used is one of this technique’s main ‘selling points’. Since the equipment is lightweight and portable, it can be used in a variety of situations; in all types of buildings, underwater and even in instances where space is seriously confined. We discuss the various applications for diamond drilling in another article.

Strength

Due to the nature of diamond as a material, there is very little that these drills cannot cut through. Working on materials such as concrete and stone, the drills are able to effectively break the surface of and drill down through even the toughest of materials in your building or project.

Less noise

Drilling is generally renowned for being an incredibly loud, intrusive process in any environment. Diamond drilling as a technique, however, creates very little noise, which is yet another aspect of the technique which sets it apart from other modes and types of drilling. The reason for this decreased noise is the speed at which these drills operate, as there is less time for the noise of the drill impacting the material to resonate since the whole process is done at a considerably higher speed. The reduction in noise is a serious bonus for the sites themselves, not to mention the surrounding residences, workplaces or communal areas where construction noises are intrusive and unpleasant. For more information on the issues of noise in construction, read this.

Prevents chips and cracks

When cutting through hard materials such as glass, stone, bricks or concrete, you do not want to create chips within the materials; but using other types of drilling technique could well lead to this chipping occurring. Repairing these chips and cracks is costly, and in terms of price it will work out cheaper to use diamond drilling on your project than it would to use other drilling methods and then pay for repairs on your surfaces.

Less debris

Another serious benefit of diamond drilling is the lack of debris created. Due to this process being far more accurate than other drilling techniques, the drill thus puncturing the target site, far less dust and debris is created. This is beneficial to the construction site, as well as the surrounding areas, leaving less to clear up and less dust in the air.

At Concrete Drilling Services, we make use of diamond drilling equipment on all our drilling projects. For more information on our services, or if you think your construction project could benefit from diamond drilling, contact our friendly team of professionals and let us get started on your work today.

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