Versirion™ Diamond Composite

Versirion and Versimax die blanks

Hyperion Materials & Technologies manufactures Versirion™, a revolutionary silicon carbide and polycrystalline diamond (PCD) composite with increased wear property and thermal stability. Versirion is made by a state-of-the-art high-pressure high-temperature process and is based on the Versimax™ composite developed for wire drawing and wear applications. 

Versirion and Versimax exhibit superior wear resistance, high temperature performance, and high strength approaching that of cobalt-sintered PCD, with the addition of superior thermal stability. Versirion exhibits the most superior corrosion resistance.


Versirion wire die blanks are self-supported and do not have carbide support rings. They are available in custom sizes and shapes and are prepared according to customer specifications.

Both simple shapes (cylinders, rectangular, triangular prisms, etc.) and more complicated geometries (conical shapes, hollow cylinders, negative features, etc.) can be produced.

Standard Versirion blank sizes are available in ADDMA numbers D6, D12, D15, D18, D21, D24, D27, D30, D33, and D36.  They may also be tailor made with diameters of 23.0, 25.0, 30.0, and 35.0 mm.



Grade Average Grain Size Applications
Versirion™ (VRW5)

Fine Grain

Average 5 µm

  • Low carbon steel
  • Tire cord
  • Aluminum
  • Copper with higher surface finish requirement
Versirion™ (VRW10)

Medium Grain

Average 10 µm

  • Low carbon steel
  • Coated steel
  • Aluminum
  • Copper with lower surface finish requirement

Coarse Grain

Average 20 µm

  • Bunching
  • Stranding
  • Wear application
  • Compacting
  • High pressure
  • High temperature

Your Hyperion sales person can offer their expertise in selecting the wire die product best suited to solve your needs.


*PCD is manufactured from man-made (synthetic) diamond.