Tungaloy's BXA20 T-CBN Inserts Resist Fracturing and Wear
Tungaloy has added 22 shapes and geometries to its BXA20 line of coated T-CBN inserts designed for hard turning operations. The inserts include wiper geometries and WavyJoint technology to address a broader range of hard part turning needs.The company says that the products are suited for a variety of applications.
The BXA20 insert has a nano-multilayered physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating twice as thick as conventional grades and coated on a polycrystalline cubic boron nitride substrate, adding wear and fracture resistance to the grade.
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