PCD Cutting Tools
Composite Cutter Technology offers custom and standard size Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD), Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN) and carbide tipped precision cutting tools to help improve your manufacturing processes.
Our engineers are eager to work with you to develop the most efficient high quality tool for your specific application. CCT’s cutting tools provide many benefits including excellent quality finish on the completed part, decreased tool changes, decreased scrap and increased machine utilization.
Polycrystalline Diamond, PCD, is the hardest known material and has many advantages in manufacturing. PCD is a synthetic diamond produced by sintering together micron-sized pieces of diamond powder with a metal binder, typically cobalt, under extreme pressure and temperatures. The cobalt adds toughness to the material and renders the material electrical conductive. The carbide substrate provides a brazeable layer of material.
PCD is extremely abrasion resistant and PCD tools can have a 50–100 times longer tool life compared to conventional tools. PCD is recommended for machining non-ferrous and non-metallic materials such as aluminium, brass, composite materials, copper, fiberglass, green ceramics and carbides.
Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride, CBN, is the seconded hardest known material after PCD and has many advantages in manufacturing. CBN is produced by sintering together micron-sized pieces of cubic boron nitride with ceramic materials under extreme pressure and temperatures. The carbide substrate provides a brazeable layer of material.
CBN is extremely abrasion resistant and has a high thermal stability. CBN is recommended for machining ferrous materials such hardened steels, cast iron, powdered metals and super alloys.