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    Ceratizit introduces all round turning grade CTPX710

    20 January 2020

    Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT a product brand of Team Cutting Tools has introduced its latest grade for turning, CTPX710, which is set to reform insert choice for customers. Developed as a multi-application grade utilising new coating technology and new carbide substrate, CTPX710 now means one grade can be used across many material groups from super alloys to general steels and non-ferrous materials. The result is reduced tool inventories and simplified tool changing for machine operators, with just insert geometry changing to suit specific materials, the grade remains the same.

    The success of CTPX710 is the unique partnership between the carbide substrate, the latest Dragonskin coating technology, which are then enhanced by a secondary finishing process after coating. The new substrate is a fine-grain carbide with an optimised microstructure that provides a hard, wear-resistant base onto which the Dragonskin coating is applied. For CTPX710 inserts the coating thickness has been increased, which provides additional damping/shock absorbing effect to further protect the substrate. During manufacture, once the coating has been applied, the inserts are then subject to a further finishing process to create the smoothest surface possible across the insert geometry and enhance chip flow. It is this combination that enables CTPX710 to be applied across such a diverse range of materials while delivering improved cutting performance and process security.

    CTPX710 inserts are available in a wide variety of standard ISO insert shapes with three insert geometries available, these being -M34 which is aimed at turning superalloys due to the low cutting forces it generates along with its resistance to built-up edges; For non-ferrous, steels and cast iron, there are two available geometries -25P and -25Q, the former having a sharp cutting edge providing good swarf control on softer materials, while the latter features wiper technology to deliver higher feed rates and improved surface finish.

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