Cutting Tools

Com­pos­ite Cut­ter Tech­nol­o­gy offers cus­tom and stan­dard size Poly­crys­talline Dia­mond (PCD), Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN), car­bide and high-speed steel (HSS) pre­ci­sion cut­ting tools to help improve your man­u­fac­tur­ing process­es. Choose us for high-qual­i­ty cut­ting tools such as inserts, end mills, bor­ing bars, root tools, drills, ream­ers, coun­ter­sinks, and many others.

Our engi­neers are eager to work with you to devel­op the most effi­cient PCD tool for your spe­cif­ic appli­ca­tion. PCD and CBN cut­ting tools pro­vide many ben­e­fits includ­ing the excel­lent qual­i­ty fin­ish on the com­plet­ed part, decreased tool changes, decreased scrap, and increased machine uti­liza­tion for long runs and hard-to-machine mate­ri­als. HSS is a more eco­nom­i­cal solu­tion for short pro­duc­tion runs or when tool longevi­ty is not a concern.

When buy­ing cut­ting tools, you have the option to pur­chase new tools, retipped tools, and resharp­ened tools. Re-tip­ping and resharp­en­ing tools are eco­nom­i­cal solu­tions to help low­er costs.

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.

High-speed steel (HSS) is a high-car­bon and high-alloy steel which has been around for cen­turies. HSS is heat-treat­ed to strength­en the mate­r­i­al and increas­es its hard­ness and abra­sion resis­tance. Tool coat­ing process­es, such as Chem­i­cal and Phys­i­cal Vapor Depo­si­tion (CVD and PVD), pro­vide a coat­ing to improve tool per­for­mance, the abil­i­ty to run at high speeds with sharp cut­ting edges and extend tool life.
HSS has good tough­ness, impact resis­tance and low hard­ness. One of the biggest advan­tages of high-speed steel tools is that they can eas­i­ly be resharpened.

Car­bide is a com­pound of car­bon and met­al. Cement­ed car­bides are pow­ders and binders fired at high tem­per­a­tures. Tung­sten car­bide is a run­ner up to dia­mond for the hard­est known mate­r­i­al, has high tough­ness and good wear resis­tance. Car­bide shapes are typ­i­cal­ly pressed using a die or machined to the shape required.

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