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The standard growth rate is 100 micrometers per hour for the Carnegie process, but growth rates in excess of 300 micrometers per hour have been reached, and 1 millimeter per hour may be possible. With the colorless diamond produced at ever higher growth rate and low cost, large blocks of diamond should be available for a variety of applications. "The diamond age is upon us," concluded Hemley.
The fact that the process has accellerated is good news for industries that use diamonds commercially (in drilling appliances). The price will drop for these guys
Originally posted by shadarlocoth
also the armor people would love to be able to vaper depostit a layer of diamond between armor layers...
Originally posted by sardion2000
Okay I stand corrected I just wonder which price will come down faster. I had not realized that you were talking about composit style, I had this image of a guy wearing a glittering diamond battle suit that shattered when the first bullet hit it lol. (Yes I have a very vivid imagination)
Now that you explained it abit, it makes perfect sense. Thanks