Sumitomo

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Company Profile

For over 35 years, we've made it our mission to design and produce exceptionally innovative and advanced cutting tool solutions.

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC

Sumitomo Electric Carbide is a world leader in the research, development and production of tools for metal cutting industries.

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC

MILLING SYSTEMS  - Solid carbide end mills are ideal for machining most steels and hard-to-cut materials such as Inconel® stainless steels, titanium alloys and tool and die steels.

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC

PCBN and PCD GRADES  - Through advanced metallurgy research, Sumitomo provides a wide variety of polycrystalline cubic boron nitrides (PCBN) and polycrystalline diamonds (PCD) that contribute to the advancement of technology and cutting tool performance.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Sumitomo Electric Carbide SMD

Replaceable Drill Head Supports Deep Hole Making at Lower Cost
Sumitomo Electric Carbide expands its SMD replaceable drill head line to include 12×D drills.

Sumitomo AC8025P

New Grade for Steel Turning Increases Tool Life
Sumitomo’s AC8025P grade for steel turning is designed to increase productivity in a variety of steel turning applications such as continuous cutting, light-interrupted cutting and interrupted cutting.

Sumitomo DFC

Double-Sided Milling Cutter Achieves Long-Term Accuracy, High Efficiency
Sumitomo Electric Carbide’s DFC double-sided 90-degree milling cutter features a six-edge insert designed to ensure long-term, stable cutting and high-efficiency machining with high feed rates.

Sumitomo AC8025P grade

Cost-Saving Grade for Steel Turning
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Sumitomo SMD 12 times diameter

12×D Replaceable Head Drills for Low-Cost, Deep-Hole Making
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Sumitomo HF series

Efficient Aluminum Cutting PCD Milling Cutter
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Sumitomo BNC2000 grade

Precise and Efficient CBN Grades
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Turning Grades Bring Wear Resistance to Stainless Steel Machining
Sumitomo Electric Carbide offers its AC6030M and AC6040M turning grades for machining stainless steels.

Sumitomo Electric Carbide turning grades

Turning Grades Resist Fracture
The AC6030M and AC6040M turning grades from Sumitomo Electric Carbide feature the company’s Absotech coating to improve resistance to wear, adhesion and fracture, and extend tool life.

Chipbreaker for Small Tool Turning
Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc. has expanded its tooling offering for precision machining applications. 

Sumitomo MESI chipbreaker

Chipbreaker Designed for Swiss Turning
Sumitomo Electric Carbide offers its MESI Chipbreaker for Swiss turning and small-parts machining, including medical applications.

Sumitomo PWS sholder-milling cutting series

Shoulder Milling Series for Steels, Cast Iron
Sumitomo Electric Carbide’s PWS shoulder-milling cutting series handles a variety of materials, including steels, stainless steels and cast irons.

Sumitomo BN7500 CBN grade

Grade Promotes Precision in Powdered Metal Machining
Sumitomo Electric Carbide’s uncoated BN7500 CBN grade is designed for high-precision, high-efficiency machining of powdered metal in industries such as automotive and agriculture.

Sumitomo Opens Engineering Center
The company has strengthened its commitment to North American customers.

Sumitomo DNX face mills

Face Mill for Iron and Steel Applications
Featuring a lowered cutting force and V-shaped insert edge, the DNX 25-degree face mill from Sumitomo provides decreased vibration and increased stability during machining.

Sumitomo DNX face mill

Face Mill for Iron and Steel Applications
Sumitomo’s DNX 25-degree face mill for iron and steel applications features a lowered cutting force and V-shaped insert edge.

Sumitomo MESI chipbreaker

Chipbreaker for Medical Machining Applications
Sumitomo's Mesi chipbreaker for Swiss and medical part machining features a high-precision cutting edge.

Sumitomo BN1000 and BN2000 uncoated grades

Uncoated Grades for Die Steel Manufacturing
The BN1000 and BN2000 uncoated grades from Sumitomo Electric Carbide are suited for high speed to general-purpose turning in bearing and die steel manufacturing.

Sumitomo 45-degree DGC cutter

Milling Line Features General-Purpose Face Mill
The 45-degree DGC cutter from Sumitomo Electric Carbide is a general-purpose face mill that accepts double-sided square and octagon inserts.

Around the World in a Single Booth
Visitors to Sumitomo Electric Carbide’s Booth W-2422 have the opportunity to win not only a free cutting tool, but also a trip for themselves and a guest to Hawaii, Colorado, Las Vegas or even Japan. All they have to do is get their passports stamped.

Product Categories of Sumitomo

Boring Tools for Turning Machines
Collets for Toolholding
Cut-Off Tools/Attachments
Drill Chucks
Drilling Heads/Attachments
End Mills
Grooving Tools
Inserts, Indexable (Carbide, etc.) & Tool Inserts
Milling Cutters
Milling Heads/Attachments
Threading Tools
Toolholders
Tooling Systems, Modular and/or Quick-Change

Trade Names

sumiBore
sumiBoron
sumiBreakers
sumiCeramic
sumiCermet
sumiChamfer
sumiCutoff
sumiDiamond
sumiLock
sumiMill
sumiNotch
sumiSystems

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Company Profile

For over 35 years, we've made it our mission to design and produce exceptionally innovative and advanced cutting tool solutions. Our aggressive R&D and engineering and design ingenuity give you more choices in turning systems, drilling systems, milling systems and inserts, including PCBN and PCD coated versions. Every Sumitomo solution is painstakingly developed to meet your need for higher productivity and precision.

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SUMITOMO ELECTRIC

Sumitomo Electric Carbide is a world leader in the research, development and production of tools for metal cutting industries. Our offering of systems and materials are as varied as your needs.

TURNING/BORING SYSTEMS - Improve surface finishes and productivity using products from our wide range of turning and boring systems. Our ever-evolving line features the ingenuity and rigidity to handle your most demanding application requirements.

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SUMITOMO ELECTRIC

MILLING SYSTEMS  - Solid carbide end mills are ideal for machining most steels and hard-to-cut materials such as Inconel® stainless steels, titanium alloys and tool and die steels. Sumitomo is a world leader in the aerospace industry with this group of products. Our wide range of indexable end mills feature advanced, high performance characteristics. They perform a variety of operations, including shoulder milling, slotting, ramping, pocketing, drilling and helical boring.

DRILL SYSTEMS  - Sumitomo leads the industry in the design and application of solid carbide drills, indexable insert drills, replaceable tip drills and more for steel, stainless steel, super alloy and cast iron applications.

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SUMITOMO ELECTRIC

PCBN and PCD GRADES  - Through advanced metallurgy research, Sumitomo provides a wide variety of polycrystalline cubic boron nitrides (PCBN) and polycrystalline diamonds (PCD) that contribute to the advancement of technology and cutting tool performance. Ideal for high-speed, high-hardness applications, our PCBN can take on alloy steels with hardnesses greater than 45 Rockwell C, as well as a variety of types of cast irons and cast steels. Our PCD grades AC6030/AC6040 provide the toughness of cemented carbide and wear resistance of diamond. It was specially developed for machining of non-ferrous materials. This truly revolutionary grade is available for turning, milling, boring and other demanding machining applications