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KYOCERA is known as the leading manufacturer of cermets. Cermet is composed of the words Ceramic and Metal. Typical materials used in cermets are TiC, TiN, TiCN and NbC. Designed to provide long tool life and excellent surface finishes, cermets combine toughness with superior wear resistance.

PVD Coated Cermet is coated on cermet substrate with a thin layer of high wear resistance and high adhesion resistance by PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) technology. Generally because of the low processing temperature of PVD compared with CVD, PVD Coated Cermet features less deterioration and more bending strength.

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  • Cermet : TN6010 (Super Micro-Grain), TN60, TN6010 (Super Micro-Grain), TN100M, TC40
  • PVD : PV7010 (Super Micro-Grain), PV7020 (Super Micro-Grain), PV7025 (Super Micro-Grain), PV7005

CVD Coated Carbide

KYOCERA’s CVD coated carbide grades are based on ceramic thin film technology and provide stable, efficient cutting at high speeds or heavy interrupted applications.


  • Applicable from low to high speed cutting and from finishing to  roughing
  • Stable cutting is achieved due to the superior toughness and crack resistance
  • Cutting times are reduced due to good chip control from effective chipbreakers

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CA5505, CA5515, CA5525, CA5535, CR9025, CA6515, CA6525, CA4010, CA4115, CA4120, CA4505, CA4515


Due to its superior mechanical properties carbide is used in a variety of applications. KYOCERA produces a variety of carbides, including KW10 for non-ferrous materials and micro-grain carbides for precision cutting.


  • Tough and hard
  • Good thermal conductivity
  • Suitable for cutting non-ferrous metals and non-metals
  • Stable cutting at low cutting speeds, including milling operations

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PW30, KW10, GW15, GW25, SW05


Ceramic inserts are capable of running at high speeds, thus reducing expensive machining time. Hard turning of 38HRC to 64HRC hardened steel, or rough to finished turning of cast iron are recommended applications for ceramic inserts. KYOCERA’s ceramic grades are designed to resist oxidation and maintain hardness at high temperatures.

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  • Excellent wear resistance enables high cutting speeds
  • Ceramic maintains good surface finishes due to the low affinity to workpiece materials
  • Silicon nitride ceramic has improved thermal shock resistance allowing cast iron cutting using coolants

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KA30, KS6000, KS6050, CS7050, A65, A66N (TiN Coat), PT600M (MEGACOAT)

Cell Fiber

Cell Fiber is a composite material consisting of a fiber core (gray portion) and shell (white portion).

Features :

  • Cell Fibers combine a hard, wear-resistant core and a tough shell into one insert.
  • The tough shell stops cracks that form in the core.
  • The characteristics of Cell Fiber are a result of the combination of materials and structures.

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KYOCERA diamond material is a synthetic diamond sintered under high temperatures and pressures. PCD (Polycrystalline diamond) is ideal for non-ferrous metals and non-metals.

Features :

  • Applicable for non-ferrous metals, non-metals turning, milling and other various type of cutting.
  • Long tool life due to extreme hardness
  • Capable of high cutting speeds which increases cutting productivity
  • Reduced edge build-up allows for high precision cutting
  • Diversified applications for cutting of non-ferrous materials and non-metals
  • Finished surface will be rainbow colored. (a mirror-like finished surface will not be obtained when single crystal diamond is used.)

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KPD001, KPD010, KPD230


KYOCERA CBN is second only to diamond in hardness. CBN (Cubic Boron Nitride) is a synthetically produced material with high thermal conductivity which provides stable cutting.

Features :

  • Superior wear resistance when cutting hardened materials
  • Suitable for high speed cutting of cast iron and sintered steel
  • High thermal conductivity provides stable cutting

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