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  1. #1 How to bond diamond powder to fabric 
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    I am looking into coating clothing fabric with diamond powder, grain size 0-0.5 to 0.2.

    I can get the diamond and I can source the fabric. The key is bonding them to a coating based fabric and for them not to come off when under stress.

    Any ideas out there for a low tech highly effective result??

    I have looked at diamond drills, they are glue to the metal then fired, not very good with fabric. I need need a cold process.


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    It won't stay on anyway, the cloth substrait is too weak.


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    I have seen it applied to a foam used for sanding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shout View Post
    I have seen it applied to a foam used for sanding!
    do you intend to make clothing from the fabric? wouldn't that be like wearing fiberglass? doesn't sound very comfortable to me.
    Speaking badly about people after they are gone and jumping on the bash the band wagon must do very well for a low self-esteem.
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    Protective areas only knee pads etc. The diamond grains are small like sand
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    Quote Originally Posted by shout View Post
    I am looking into coating clothing fabric with diamond powder, grain size 0-0.5 to 0.2.

    I can get the diamond and I can source the fabric. The key is bonding them to a coating based fabric and for them not to come off when under stress.
    For some reason, sandpaper comes to mind. Perhaps you can look into how they are manufactured to see if that gives you any inspiration. But the keywords in your posts makes it challenging to my knowledge and perhaps even impossible depending on the kind/level of stresses you have in mind.

    Hint: There are sand cloths for industrial uses as well.
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    The stress level I was looking at would be rubbing the cloths over concrete without damage. If the diamonds stayed in place the actual concrete would ware away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shout View Post
    The stress level I was looking at would be rubbing the cloths over concrete without damage.
    That would likely depend on the type of adhesive you would be using to bind both the diamond particles & fabric together, and how much flexibility you wish to retain from the fabric after the supposed application. Epoxy resin perhaps?

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    If the diamonds stayed in place the actual concrete would ware away.
    To be honest, there are more suitable tools to get the job done; ranging from a common hammer & chisel to powered pneumatic tools. But since you wish to manufacture a specific home designed and made sandpaper, my above suggestion of looking into how industrial grade sandpaper are manufactured and the types of adhesives used in them might be the best way to go at the moment; till someone else offering a better suggestion comes along.

    * If you do manage to figure out an approach to your liking and needs, do share it with the rest of us. I would be curious too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shout View Post
    The stress level I was looking at would be rubbing the cloths over concrete without damage. If the diamonds stayed in place the actual concrete would ware away.
    That's an expensive way of going about it, don't you think?
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    Are there any adhesive experts in this forum??
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    Yes, but they won't post until you come clean and confess where you got the diamonds.

    * Googling the question as to what adhesive is used to make sandpaper gave a ton of helpful results...
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagypsy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by shout View Post
    I have seen it applied to a foam used for sanding!
    do you intend to make clothing from the fabric? wouldn't that be like wearing fiberglass? doesn't sound very comfortable to me.
    coating clothing fabric with diamond powders! sounds very uncomfortable to me too.
    have you every seen anyone wearing this?
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    >I am looking into coating clothing fabric with diamond powder, grain size 0-0.5 to 0.2.

    Perhaps you need to define your problem a little more accurately. What grain size and what units of measurement?
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