Diamond Composite Advantages

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.



Grade Average Grain Size Applications
Versirion™ (VRW5)

Fine Grain

Average 5 µm

  • Low carbon steel
  • Tire cord
  • Aluminum
  • Copper with higher surface finish requirement

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



Applications Matrix

  • Bunching
  • Compacting
  • Drawing
  • Extrusion
  • Stranding
  • Wear applications


Main Advantages

  • Superior thermal stability compared to that of PCD
  • Significantly reduced coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) mismatch
  • Thermally stable up to 1400°C, which creates less risk of failures during application
  • Easy to process:
    • Electrically conductive: EDM processability allows flexibility in cutting various geometries
    • Sizes larger than those of unsupported PCD: diameter - 35 mm, height - 35 mm
    • Does not require polishing of the bore to achieve the surface finish of the wire
    • Ability to be easily brazed or shrink fitted into casing
  • Versatility: ferrous and nonferrous wires
  • Wear resistance comparable to that of PCD and corrosion resistance slightly better than that of PCD.


Material Propery Test Data


Strength retained after thermal exposure

Strength retained after thermal exposure


G-ratio when wet milling granite

Strength retained after thermal exposure

Weight loss at grit blasting

Strength retained after thermal exposure

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

In addition, Versimax is ideally suited for demanding nozzle wear applications. 


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


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