Two-Sided Cutting Tools suit Swiss-type precision machining.

Press Release Summary:

Double-sided negative insert tool system provides 2 cutting edges, with sharp cutting edge equivalent to positive insert edge, promoting stability as well as chip control from roughing to finishing. PVD-coated grades include PR1005, optimized for wear resistance with titanium and free cutting steel, and PR1025, optimized for fracture toughness when working with stainless steel and general use. Toolholder design facilitates multiple tool-post locations without sub-spindle interference.

Original Press Release:

KYOCERA Introduces New Double-Sided Negative Swiss Tools

Mountain Home, NC - October 27, 2008 - Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Cutting Tool Division, is pleased to introduce a new small, double-sided negative insert tool system for Swiss-type precision machining. The double-sided insert design provides two cutting edges, thus improving stability and doubling cost savings.

Advantages of Kyocera's double-sided negative Swiss tools include:

o Increased productivity and stability due to double-sided design
o Sharp cutting edge equivalent to a positive insert edge
o Excellent chip control from roughing to finishing
o Special, smaller toolholder design facilitates multiple tool-post locations without sub-spindle interference
o Available in two new PVD-coated grades:
- PR1005 offers excellent wear resistance for titanium and free cutting steel
- PR1025 offers superior fracture toughness for stainless steel and general use

Kyocera's double-sided negative Swiss tool system helps facilitate continuous improvement in quality, productivity, reliability and cost reduction. The system is particularly suited to medical, electronic and computer device manufacturing.

For additional information on this or other Kyocera cutting tool products, please contact:
KYOCERA Industrial Ceramics Corporation
Cutting Tool Division
100 Industrial Park Road
Mountain Home, NC 28758
Phone: 800-823-7284

About Kyocera
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation ( is headquartered in Vancouver, WA. The company manufactures cutting tools and advanced ceramic components, and markets LCDs, thermal printheads, ultra-high vacuum metallized assemblies and industrial lenses. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American holding company for Kyocera Corporation.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO /, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of cutting tools, solar energy systems, telecommunications equipment, laser printers, copiers, semiconductor packages, electronic components, and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2008, the company's net sales totaled approximately $12.9 billion.

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