A Cost Effective Alternative to PCBN Mini-tips
July 5, 2007 -- Snellville, Georgia -- Revolutionary cartridge tool holding system provides an economical way to take advantage of the enhanced performance characteristics of full-top PCBN cutting tools for hard turning applications. Increase productivity by replacing your PCBN mini-tip inserts with full-top PCBN - remove more material without the risk of mini-tip melt-off - machine through interrupted cuts on gears and splines with no risk of mini-tip destruction. And now, reduce your tooling costs by recycling full-top PCBN inserts up to nine times! -- save up to 60% on the cost of new inserts by recycling dull inserts with the GST Recycling SystemSM.
Georgia Superabrasive's tooling offers recycling option to make high-performance full-top CBN inserts economical for Hard Turning Applications.
Georgia Superabrasive Tooling (GST) has developed a line of cartridge based tool holders that allow for the re-sharpening and downsizing of full-top CBN inserts that can yield savings of 60% over the cost of mini-tips in the certain applications. Downsizing is available for round and triangle style inserts.
GST's full-top CBN inserts are ideal for the hard-turning of tool steels 45Rc to 65Rc+. Our inserts allow machining speeds up to 600+ SFM, chip loads to .020 IPR, with depth of cut to .200". With reduced feed rates and depth of cut, finishes to 4-Ra+ can be achieved.
The key to full-top CBN inserts being the best choice for hard-turning applications is its enhanced performance due to superior strength, sharp edges and fine grain CBN. These unique properties enable higher machining rates, fast metal removal, easy chip control, as well as the ability to finish components in one pass while retaining surface quality. Not only is machine productivity improved but full-top CBN inserts eliminate the problems of mini-tip melt off due to overheating and mini-tip destruction due to interrupted cuts.
Higher machine productivity translates directly into lower cost per part. With the GST Recycling SystemSM companies that currently use mini-tips for hard-turning or grinding operations to finish hardened parts can now realize an overall savings, including the cost of tooling.
About Georgia Superabrasive Tooling, Inc.
Georgia Superabrasive Tooling is the developer of the GST Recycling SystemSM and the premier supplier of high quality PCBN & PCD cutting tools designed to improve machining productivity and economy. For more information on the company, its products and services, contact Georgia Superabrasive Tooling, Inc., 3685 Hewatt Court SW Suite C, Snellville, GA 30339, phone 866.717.8737, fax 678.344.0860 or visit gstsaves.com