Grades

PCBN Insert Grade Selection

PCBN NRD-3094R

Mastertech Diamond PCBN cutting tools use premium polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PCBN) materials from the major PCBN materials manufacturers throughout the world.

Your machining productivity will be improved by proper selection of PCBN tooling, which ensures optimum tool life and enhances surface finish.

Our PCBN grades provide the necessary mechanical and material properties for economical machining of many ferrous materials and high temperature alloys.

 

PCBN INSERT GRADES
 PCBN GRADE PCBN PERCENTAGE TOOL CHARACTERISTICSAPPLICATION
       
 SC Steel Continuous  50  Extreme wear resistance
  High Toughness
  Chemical stability
 Hardened steels, bearing  steels, alloy steels and tool  steels
 SCI Steel Light
  Interrupted Cutting
 60
 SI Steel Interrupted Cutting  70
       
 HC1 High Content PCBN  80  High wear resistance
  Excellent abrasion  resistance
  Excellent toughness
 Ni-Hard cast iron, hard cast  iron, high chrome, alloy  steels, gray cast iron, and  powdered metal alloys.
 HC2 High Content PCBN  90
 HC3 High Content PCBN  95
       
 S Solid PCBN  100    Roughing & finishing of high  temperature alloys; flame  spray metals, select cast  irons, and powdered metals
       
 Blank Type:  X - Throw Away  
   Z - Standard