Metal working: Kyocera successfully sets new standards with cell fibre technology
Kyocera Cutting Tools
29 January 2007
With its innovative cell fibre technology the Japanese Kyocera Corporation has revolutionized the machining process. The company is already selling 1,000 to 2,000 units of the ground-breaking cutting tools per month. And in the near future the production volume is set to expand to 10,000 units per month.
Cell fibre technology is therefore not only an interesting development for traditional machining applications in metalworking. The new cutting material is marketed under the CERATIP brand and thanks to its unusual properties is preferred for the demanding field of machining alloyed metal, as used for example in the aerospace industry for aircraft engines.
In addition, cell fibre technology from Kyocera can also be used for the entire spectrum of conceivable applications. This universal character makes it suitable for machining cast iron and non-ferrous metal as well as steel.
Senri Nagashima, European Product Line Manager of the Kyocera Cutting Tools business unit, sees a promising future for cell fibre technology: “In an initial step, this cutting material technology can be seen as an absolute alternative to whisker-reinforced ceramics. It is quite possible that the innovation will require us to work with the machine tool manufacturers in considering a new generation of machines, particular for turning applications.