High Pressure, High Temperature Transformations from Laboratory to Industry

  • P. D. St. Pierre


The invention of apparatus and processes for synthesizing diamond, cubic boron nitride, and sintered abrasives is an out-standing technical triumph. But the plaudits for such an achievement are short-lived unless economically viable products that meet the real needs of society are produced commercially. The glamour of the original discovery has, however, obscured some-what the significance of a whole series of sequential developments that were necessary for commercial success and service to the market. The intent here is to redress the balance, and examine the requirements for a successful transformation.


Boron Nitride Tungsten Carbide Commercial Success General Electric Company Industry Today 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. D. St. Pierre
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  1. 1.General Electric CompanyWorthingtonUSA

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