Diamond Composite


Versimax is Hyperion Materials & Technologies' patented silicon carbide and polycrystalline diamond (PCD) composite with superior wear resistance, high strength, and high temperature performance. Versimax has hardness, strength, and toughness approaching that of cobalt-sintered PCD but provides superior thermal stability. The ceramic bonded composite is impervious to most corrosives. We partner with our customers to improve performance and develop solutions for their wear part applications.


Typical Products

  • Nozzles
  • Grinding center
  • Dressing tool
  • Tools with simple and complicated geometries



  • Thermally stabile up to 1400°C as Versimax does not contain the interstitial cobalt catalyst present in sintered PCD.
  • Versimax can retain 90% of its strength after high temperature exposure, unlike PCD which cracks at temperatures over 700°C.
  • Enhanced properties: excellent abrasion resistance and electrical conductivity.


Custom Fabrication

Versimax is available in custom sizes and shapes prepared according to your specifications. Most parts are produced using electrical discharge machining (EDM) methods (wire or solid electrode), with some parts requiring minor finish grinding. Both simple shapes (cylinders, rectangular, triangular prisms, etc.) and more complicated geometries (conical shapes, hollow cylinders, negative features, etc.) can be produced. Versimax can be attached to tungsten carbide or steel by furnace brazing. Tools can also be produced by press fitting, heat shrink fitting, adhesive bonding, or mechanical fixturing.


Other engineered wear components manufactured by Hyperion include:


Your Hyperion sales person can offer their expertise in selecting the cemented carbide and wear part best suited to solve your needs.


Did you know you can recycle your cemented carbide with Hyperion?  Visit our recycling page or contact us for details.