Modern Machine Shop
Greenleaf offers the GSN100 silicon nitride ceramic insert grade to increase productivity during machining of cast iron. Applications include brake drums; brake rotors; cylinder blocks and heads; machine beds; and gear cases and housings for trucks, tractors and farm equipment, among others.
The inserts increase tool life and offer cutting speeds ranging to 5,000 sfpm (1,525 m/min.) in single-point turning and grooving operations as well as milling operations. The insert is available in standard and special geometries, trigons, Rough Stuff surface treatments and custom edge preparations for specific applications.