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Polycrystalline Diamond Tooling

Boring, Turning & Routing Tools

Diamond and Cubic Boron Nitride turning tools are used extensively for machining non-ferrous materials and ferrous materials in the high hardness range. Advantages of these tools include the following:

  • High performance finish
  • Major increases in tool life
  • Reduced need for tool changes

Polycrystalline diamond is the most popular due to the lower cost, ease of fabrication, and often superior life. However, natural diamond tools are still used in selective manufacturing techniques.

Due to its high abrasive resistance, these tools are the most efficient when it comes to machining high silicon content aluminum, copper, brass, bronze alloys, sintered and green carbides, resin filled fabrics, ceramics and many other similar type materials.

Cubic Boron Nitride tools are mainly used in the of machining ferrous material with hardness values of approximately 45R and 75R Rockwell C. Cutting tool angles and radii are usually the same as those for WC tips, although variations may produce better results. These tools can be supplied as inserts for standard tool holders or brazed directly to a steel shank. 

Costs vary depending on the dimensions of the polycrystalline diamond or CBN dependent due mainly to the edge length “L” and the included angle. The available sizes are detailed in the chart below:

 If you have any questions and/or inquiries regarding Tipco's tooling capabilities, please contact us today.

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