What are Diamond Cutting Tools?
Diamond Cutting Tools or Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) cutting tools are applied in the process of cutting aluminium, brass and copper, graphite and other materials like wood, plastic and carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP).
Diamond cutting tools are used to obtain high abrasive resistance and high hardness.
Also, these motives result in a longer life for the cutter in comparison to conventional cutters. These tools too customise designs to fit your exact measurement specifications.
What is CBN Cutting Tool?
Polycrystalline Carbon Boron Nitride (PCBN) or known as CBN cutting tools have high resistance to heat abrasion that is perfect for fine finishing and effective for tolerance control. They are also suitable for iron, cast iron, sintered material and other hardened materials (HRC50 and above).
PCBN cutting tools are typically applied with inserts and round tools which include endmills, reamers and boring tools. CBN tools can help reduce the production costs due to more efficient process of turning and milling.
CBN and Diamond cutting tools
There are materials that can go along with both the cutting tools and some work with either one. It is important for you to know what materials you are using for this machining purpose so you would understand the functions and maintenance parts of CBN and PCD cutting tools.
Materials to ground (CBN Cutting Tools)
- Carbon steels
- High-speed steels
- Tool steels
- Alloy steels
- Hardening steels
- Stainless steels
- Bearing steels
- Heat resistant alloys, etc.
Materials to ground (Diamond Cutting Tools)
- Titanium alloys
- Concrete, etc.
Materials to ground (CBN and Diamond Cutting Tools)
- Cast iron
- Frame-sprayed metals
- Magnetic materials
Uses of CBN Cutting Tools
Various industries require the use of CBN cutting tools in manufacturing products. Especially the ones in relation to metalwork. As mentioned above on the materials that usually require the assistance of CBN cutting tools, below are the listed industries and their applications.
|Tool steel/ Carbon tool steel, Alloy tool steel||Cutting tools, metal moulds, rolling-mill/forming rolls|
|Heat resistant steel, heat resistant alloy||Engine parts, jet engine parts, gas turbine parts, nuclear reactor parts|
|Sprayed metal, cast iron||Corrosion-resistant parts, wear-resistant parts, rolling-mill/forming rolls, piston groove, cylinder bore|
|Hardened alloy steel, Chrome-molybdenum steel, Nickel-chrome-molybdenum steel||Machine parts (gears, shafts)|
|Sintered metal||Valve seats, valve guides|
Uses of Diamond Cutting Tools
Diamond cutting tools, also known as, PCD cutting tools are famous for their high precision cutting process that result in neat and precise machined metal products. The unique part of using this high precision cutting tools is that they can be used upon non-ferrous metal as well as non-metal items. Below are some of the listed materials.
Aluminium, Aluminium alloy,
Cast aluminium alloy
|Automobile (engines, case, chassis, aluminium wheels, etc.)
Aircraft, electric machinery/appliances (cases, housing, compressor parts, etc.)
Precision machine (HD cases, cameras, VTR/camcorders, measuring machines, sewing machines, copier drums, etc.)
General machinery (hydraulic/pneumatic machines, gas appliances, mechanical parts, etc.)
Copper alloy, Cast copper alloy
|Automobile and vessel (shafts, pumps, gears, bearings, electric power steering, etc.)
Electric machinery/appliances (motors, commutators, heat exchangers, hydraulic components, etc.)
General/precision machinery (bearings, bushes, bolts, etc.)
|Tungsten carbide||Cutting of semi sintered and sintered (metal moulds, etc.)|
|Ceramics||Semi sintered and sintered (ceramic industry, bricks, ceramics)|
Plastics (FRP, MC nylon, acrylic, polycarbonate, PCB (glass epoxy + copper foil)).
Carbon, graphite, black lead, ferrite, brake shoes, pottery, rubber (soft and hard), etc.
Why are diamonds used in industrial cutting?
One of the most significant reasons you need to know why diamond cutting tools are famous in industrial cutting is its hardness. Its quality result encourages its use as an abrasive.
Which also means diamond cutting tools as consist of small particles of industrial-grade diamonds that are perfect as embedment in saw blades, grinding wheels and drill bits.
CBN and Diamond Cutting Tools function on various materials
We offer cutting tools that meet your needs via customised tool designs and advanced manufacturing tehcnologies.
We suggest you consult ASIME, the ISO Certified Precision Tools manufacturer, who has been in the industry for more than 20 years. We speak high-end precision tools manufacturing especially both the CBN and Diamond Cutting Tools.
So look no further as we take great care in our manufacturing processes, and are always following DOE and ISO standards. We ensure that our tools and services are nothing short of world-class.