Shaping diamond at a micron scale
LakeDiamond produces single-crystal diamond components for watches and micromechanical devices. Diamond is ideal in this field thanks to its unsurpassed hardness, its solidity and elasticity, and the extremely low friction arising from contact with another diamond surface. LakeDiamond is the only company able to manufacture solid diamond micromechanical parts of any shape with an accuracy of 1μm.
We are currently developing watch components in collaboration with a major Swiss watch manufacturer. Some of the designs need to be modified to account for the exceptional hardness and elasticity of diamonds. All micromechanical gears produced are created from plates grown by LakeDiamond.
Diamond components have many more applications than just watchmaking. Our diamonds can be used in any kind of highprecision device, such as robots for operating in a chemically agressive environment. The emerging field of nanorobotics represents another extremely high-potential market.