Ceratizit says that it now offers hardmetal ground blocks for wire erosion in all corrosion-resistant carbide grades.

The grades include CF-S12Z, CF-S18Z, CF-H25S, CF-H40S, CF-F35Z and CF-20HP.

The range is suitable for applications with highly abrasive materials, major bending forces or edge stress in stamping, bending, blanking and forming operations.

The factor 80-100 reduction in susceptibility to corrosion of the patented CF grades can improve machinability in all subsequent processes, the company says.

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