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Innovative diamond manufacturer moves to next phase of growth thanks to grant

AN innovative County Durham company which produces man-made diamonds is moving into the next phase of its growth after securing a five-figure grant.

Dyman Advanced Materials has been able to invest in state-of-the-art machinery including a laser cutter, a furnace and a polishing kit with the support of the County Durham Growth Fund.

The machinery enables NETPark-based Dyman, which was founded by Dr Gary Gibson in 2018, to create and then precisely slice the diamonds into various shapes and sizes.

The man-made diamonds, which are seen as a more ethical alternative to mined gemstones, are then supplied to clients in sectors including the automotive industry, oil and gas, healthcare, space and the jewellery market both in the UK and around the world.

Dr Gary Gibson said: “The machinery we’ve been able to purchase with the support of the County Durham Growth Fund is far more advanced than anything we were using previously and means we’re able to work in a far more exact and precise way, cutting the diamonds into shapes with micron accuracy (1/1000 of a millimetre).