Kyocera says that it has developed a new ‘ultra-durable’ coating technology and base material for indexable industrial cutting tool inserts in a bid to improve steel machining. The new CA025P CVD Coated Carbide grade will be available to the European market from the middle of May 2018.

The new industrial cutting tool series features multilayer CVD coatings with a layer using a thick film of aluminum oxide (Al2O3) for improved heat resistance and has cemented carbide as a base material to help improve fracture resistance, long-term performance, and lengthen tool life, the company says. The cutting tools can accommodate a range of machining applications from roughing to finishing by using a variety of chipbreakers.

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