Watch Real Diamonds Crack Under the Pressure of Hydraulic Press
Diamond, commonly known as the hardest material in the world, is not only beautiful but it is also incredibly resistant to scratching. However, hardness shouldn't be confused with toughness.
Diamonds can be crushed with any hard enough object that is brought down with enough force. While a hammer can do the job, a hydraulic press makes for a good video.
The Hydraulic Press Channel has tons of videos where they use their 40-ton hydraulic press to crush numerous objects, ranging from a bunch of food to glass balls, and if their content is up to their alley, you shouldn't miss this one where they crush real diamonds and film it in super slow motion and macro lens.
It is admittedly painful to watch a diamond meet its demise at the hands of a hydraulic press. The press moves steadily until it meets the diamond, then after some resistance, the diamond explodes like a piece of glass in an instant. The video offers some pretty captivating views, so enjoy!
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