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Imagine having your own diamond mine. Better, yet, imagine having a factory where you can make diamonds to order. Novatek, Inc. is a company working on this latter idea. They design high pressure pneumatic pumps that can replicate the intense geothermic conditions that create diamonds. These manufactured diamonds are often used in industrial products such as drill bits and Diamond Cutters. The thermo conductivity of diamonds also means they are an ideal heat sink for computer chips.
You can also learn about this process on the Nova Diamond web site. The Novatek manufacturing units were sold to Reed-Hycalog corporation, while Novatek continues to focus on research.