What is a PCD Form Tool?

Generally, PCD Form Tools are precision cutting tool bits that has one or more cutting edges with a well-defined profile or contour.

Furthermore, it is reproduced as the desired form on the workpiece surface. So, you can utilize them for turning applications according to the types of cross-sections.

For example, Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) cutting tools can cut aluminum, brass and copper, graphite, and other materials like wood, plastic, and carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP).

Basically, they have high abrasive resistance and high hardness that result in durability for the cutter compared to conventional cutting tools.

Moreover, metal work tools come in custom designs for your exact specifications.

What are the types of PCD Form Tool Bits?

Basically, there are many types of PCD tool bits that benefit many industries. Here is a list of form tool bits used for metalworking.

  • Flat Form Tools
  • Circular Form Tools
  • End Form Tools
  • Insert Form Tools
  • Skiving Form Tools

Industries that use PCD Form Tools


PCD Form Tools in the Aerospace Industry

In general, the aerospace industry is very complex and requires the machining of complex materials. Hence, the aerospace sector requires high-performance form cutting tools.

So, with our extensive experience in the machining of aerospace materials, our PCD form tools apply precision perfection at very competitive pricing for the industry.

Some of the Aerospace parts that require PCD form tool bits are:


The central portion of the body of an airplane is designed to accommodate the crew, passengers, and cargo. Typically, they come in various designs and sizes according to the function of the aircraft.

CFRP Tooling

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) are abrasive composite materials that need different approaches to mill and drill to prevent delamination of the layer and pulled fibers.

Advance Drilling Equipment Tooling

It addresses the singular nature of achieving an optimum hole quality in the aerospace industry.

Landing Gear

Is the undercarriage of an aircraft that may be used for either takeoff or landing.

More – Engine Manufacturing, Exhaust Systems, Upholstery, etc.

PCD Form Tools in Medical Industry

The medical industry tremendously relies on high consistency precision cutting tools.

Adding on, these features are crucial for the process control in the manufacturing system to ensure high-quality medical devices.

Some of the medical equipment that requires PCD Long Form Tools are:

Orthopedic Medical

In essence, these devices prevent and treat deformities and injuries of the musculoskeletal system in humans. Hence, they require a high cost of innovation and obligation to conduct pre-market clinical investigations, stringent requirements of MDR ad more.

Dental Implant Devices

These medical devices anchor a denture or replace missing teeth by professional dentists. Thus, they need high precision and great quality cutting tools.

Implantable Components

The implantable medical devices primarily include reconstructive joint replacements, cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators, stents, valves, electrical leads or batteries, and more that emphasize perfection for optimum functionality.

More – Pill Mold Industry, Optical Industry, etc.


PCD Form Tools in Micro Manufacturing Industry

The tools for the Micro Manufacturing industry are directly under a microscope. So, with high volume, tool usage, and demand for the cutting tool, this industry serves customers with refined devices.

Some of the equipment is:

Swiss Machine Tooling

Fundamentally, Swiss Machines typically machines small, high-precision turned parts. Also, they facilitate the mass production of miniature screws to support the watch industry. So, extremely high precision and accuracy are their biggest values.

Circuit Board Tooling

Basically, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components using conductive tracks, pads, and other features.

Testing Equipment

Regardless of whether in the pharmaceutical, medical, biotech, and mechanical industries, they require testing equipment to control, test, identify clean or sterile products. Also, they have special programming and electric control for specific uses.

More – Automotive Components, Mold Industry, Fuel Injection, etc.

PCD Forming Tools in Fluid Metering, Processing & Control Industry

In essence, this industry depends on Ultra-Precision form tools in manufacturing its components. From measuring to distributing, the processed materials require an internal profile and sealing surfaces to be industry standard.

Some of the parts that use PCD Micro Form Tools:

Precision gas valves and fittings

In brief, it is a device that regulates, directs, or controls the flow of fluid (gas, fluid, slurries) by opening, closing, or partially obstructing various passageways. Also, precision is highly required here to prevent any leakage.

Control valves

It is a valve used to control fluid flow by varying sizes of the flow passage controlled by a controller.

Ball valves

Basically, a shut-off valve that controls the flow of liquid or gas employing a rotary ball having a bore. So, it is a need for long service life hence, requiring precision in manufacturing them.

More – Hydraulic system, etc.

Other Metal Working Industries

  • Oil, Gas & Mining Industry
  • Power Generation
  • General Machining

The bottom line to using Form Tools is the high accuracy details when manufacturing devices and equipment. You can also find out how PCD Reamers do wonders in the metalworking industry.

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The Top PCD Tools Manufacturer in Malaysia

Certainly, you need the right metal working tools to manufacture tools for your industry.

Therefore, before you make up your mind on the PCD Form Tools for your industry, consult ASIME. We are an ISO Certified PCD tooling manufacturers, who have been in the industry for more than 20 years.

So look no further as we take great care in our manufacturing processes, and are always following DOE and ISO standards. Because we ensure that our tools and services are nothing short of world-class.

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