CF-S12Z was developed with increase material hardness for improved tooling of very abrasive sheet metal.
CF-S12Z was developed with increase material hardness for improved tooling of very abrasive sheet metal.

"Particularly in the tool and die industry, the requirements concerning wear part grades are extraordinarily high," said Florian Knödler, product manager at Ceratizit who is responsible for the CF grade range. "Homogeneity, porosity and corrosion resistance are the decisive factors when it comes to process security and economy in the tool and die sector." 

The new grade, CF-S12Z, was developed with increase material hardness for improved tooling of very abrasive sheet metal. It also has increased toughness due to a specifically developed binder system.

"Although this grade is extremely hard, the necessary edge stability is achieved," said Knödler.