PcBN Tool Grades for Hard Turning Applications

Fives offers Citco’s CiBN HT series of cutting tools with coated polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PcBN) grades for hard turning applications.

Fives offers Citco’s CiBN HT series of cutting tools with coated polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PcBN) grades for hard turning applications. The series is designed to improve consistency and performance by applying the latest advances in synthesis and coating technologies. The series offers high performance, reliability and consistency, the company says. 

The complete CiBN portfolio covers a range of application demands for hard turning. Materials are available in low content for high-precision continuous hard turning, medium content for moderate to heavily-interrupted hard turning, and high content for improved toughness behavior in heavily-interrupted operations and abrasive materials.

The series incorporates the newest generation of PcBN-grade formulations and incorporates the latest advances in synthesis research, the company says. Each grade is individually matched with high-performance coatings based on the HiPIMS PVD coating technology. The combination of PcBN grade, coating and manufacturing technique is said to provide a balance between chemical resistance and toughness, thus increasing the utility range of the insert.

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