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2/9/2018

Tool Inserts Improve Finish, Production Rate for High-Temp Alloys

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Thinbit by Kaiser Tool Co. offers inserts tipped with cubic boron nitride and polycrystalline diamond.

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Thinbit by Kaiser Tool Co. offers inserts tipped with cubic boron nitride (CBN) and polycrystalline diamond (PCD). CBN and PCD inserts are available for grooving, turning, face grooving, threading, boring and parting. The inserts are useful in form tools and custom geometries.

CBN-tipped inserts provide an increased production rate, improved surface finish and dimensional control when used on high-temperature alloys such as Inconel, nickel-based alloys and materials with a hardness of Rockwell C-35 or harder. PCD-tipped inserts provide these same benefits when used on nonferrous and abrasive metal such as aluminum, brass and copper.

The inserts fit L-series toolholders and can be used in conventional, Swiss-type and CNC machines. Toolholders are available in square shank sizes from 5/16" to 1¼" and round shank sizes from ½" to 1" with both straight and 90-degree presentations.

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