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Grade Descriptions

Grade Insert Material Coating ANSI ISO Workpiece Materials Description / Application
AH110 Carbide "Flash Coating" (Ti, Al)N Base K10-K25 K, S For cast irons and heat resisting alloys. For continuous to medium interrupted cutting of cast irons at high speeds. Excellent plastic deformation resistance.
AH120 Carbide "Flash Coating" (Ti, Al)N Base P20-P35, M20-M35 P, M, K, S General grade. Both wear resistance and impact resistance are well-balances in all general grades. For continuous to medium interrupted cutting of Steel, stainless steels, and cast irons at high speeds. Excels in both plastic deformation and chipping resistance.
AH130 Carbide "Flash Coating" (Ti, Al)N Base P25-P40, M25-M40 P, M Very tough grade. Excellent performance and reliability for tough machining applications.
AH140 Carbide "Flash Coating" (Ti, Al)N Base M30-M45 M For milling of stainless steels at low speeds.
AH170 Carbide "Flash Coating" (Ti, Al)N Base P10-P20 For grooving. Excellent wear resistance and toughness.
AH330 Carbide "Flash Coating" (Ti, Al)N Base P15-P30 P, M Substrate is highly reliable p30 carbide. This grade incorporates high temperature strength.
AH725 Carbide "Flash Coating" (Ti, Al)N Base P20-P35, M20-M35, S10-S25 P, M, S General grade. PVD coated "Flash Coating" with a fine grain cemented carbides. For grooving, tough grade that is ideal for superalloys.Newest PVD TiAlN coated carbide grade featuring an ultra-hard coat on a sub micrograin substrate. General boring of steels and stainless steels. General threading of all steels.
AH730 Carbide "Flash Coating" (Ti, Al)N Base P25-P40 P Combined with fine grain carbide substrate, this grade provides both wear resistance and toughness.
AH740 Carbide "Flash Coating" (Ti, Al)N Base P25-P40 P Excels in high temperature styrangth and chipping resistance. Heat resistance coating on tough micro-grain substrate. For general threading and drilling operations.
AH905 Carbide (Al, Ti)N base S01-S10 S For superalloys. Excels in both cutting edge sharpness and wear resistance. AH905 series is acknowledged as an industry leading grade for turning of super alloys with performance that can improve speeds, feeds, and productivity by up to 40%. Available in Tungaloy's PSF, PSS, PS, RS, 61 and All-round chipbreakers, the AH905 can improve productivity with its special surface technology 'PremiumTec' that prevents chip adhesion and improves chip flow. The PVD coated inserts are ideal for machining components in the aerospace and power generation industries. The new (Al,Ti)N PVD coating offers remarkable wear resistance that guarantees consistent performance and long tool life. When machining super alloys, the AH905 prevents insert damage with its outstanding wear resistance. This increase in wear resistance enables the AH905 to machine at cutting speeds beyond competitor insert offerings.
AT530 Cemet "Flash Coating" (Ti, Al)N base C6-C7 P For steels. High wear resistance and toughness that is combined by a flash-coated layer. Finish to semi-finish turning and boring of various steels and stainless steels. Can be used for light interrupted cutting. Well balanced wear resistance and toughness.
BX310 CBN - Polycrystalline T-CBN H High speed continuous machining grade. The binding force between particles is improved by using relatively course CBN grains. Excellent wear resistance. Hardness 2700-2900 Hv. TRS 0.80-0.90 GPa.
BX330 CBN - Polycrystalline T-CBN H Super fine grained grade for superior surface finish. Super fine grain CBN particles are bound with a special binder. Maintains it's very sharp cutting edges. Hardness 2800-3000 Hv. TRS 0.85-0.95 Gpa
BX360 CBN - Polycrystalline T-CBN H General purpose grade for contiuous to ordinarily interrupted machining. Composed with fine grained and course grained CBN particles. General purpose grade featuring excellent impact resistance. Hardness 3200-3400 Hv. TRS 1.00-1.10 GPa.' ['QBN'-std. tip, 'Q'-single-corner mini-tip, 'QP'-multi-corner mini-tip]
BX380 CBN - Polycrystalline T-CBN H Tough grade for heavily interrupted machining. Composed of relatively high content of coarse CBN particles. It contributes to the excellent impact resistance. Hardness 3500-3700 Hv. TRS 1.15-1.30 GPa.
BX470 CBN - Polycrystalline T-CBN S Super fine grain PCBN grade for machining ferrous sintered metals. The highest content of CBN in the world as a practical tool material.
BX480 CBN - Polycrystalline T-CBN S World's highest content of CBN in a practical tool material. Features the highest hardness level of all the T-CBN grades as of July 2010
BX530 CBN - Polycrystalline H Features homogeneous and ultra fine grain structure that is produced with Tungaloy's own manufacturing method. The world's finest grain PCBN (As of July 2010).
BX850 CBN - Polycrystalline C4 K PCBN grade for machining cast irons. General purpose, cast iron machining grade featuring excellent impact resistance.
BX870 CBN - Polycrystalline T-CBN K For machining cast iron Cylinder liners. Excellent wear resistance and tool life when machining cast iron liners.
BX90S CBN - Polycrystalline COATED SOLID T-CBN K Coated grade for high speed continuous or interrupted machining. Medium grained CBN particles are bound with special binder. The surface is coated with dedicated coating material.
BX930 CBN - Polycrystalline T-CBN K PCBN Grade for machining grey and ductile cast irons. Features closely calculated CBN content and medium sized CBN particles bound with special binder. Excels in impact resistance.
BX950 CBN - Polycrystalline T-CBN K High cbn content for high speed machining. PcBN grade featuring a high CBN content with cobalt alloy binder.
BX950 CBN - Polycrystalline T-CBN S High CBN content grade for high speed machining. PCBN grade featuring high CBN content and use of cobalt alloy binder.
BXC50 CBN - Polycrystalline COATED T-CBN H Coated grade for continuous to interrupted machining. Medium grained CBN particles are bound with special binder. The surface is coated with dedicated coating material. Hardness 3500-3700 Hv. TRS 1.15-1.30 GPa.
BXC90 CBN - Polycrystalline COATED SOLID T-CBN K Coated grade for high speed continuous or interrupted machining. Medium grained CBN particles are bound with special binder. The surface is coated with dedicated coating material.
BXM10 CBN - Polycrystalline COATED T-CBN H Coated grade for high-speed continuous and light interrupted machining. High crater resistance CBN substrate. The surface is coated with a dedicated coating material.
BXM20 CBN - Polycrystalline COATED T-CBN H First Choice. Coated grade for continuous and interrupted machining and the removal of the carburized layer. High chipping resistance CBN substrate. The surface is coated with a dedicated coating material. T-CBN: New coated CBN grade for hardened steel turning "BXM20". For hardened steel machining applications with exceptional tool life, the Tungaloy Corporation has now developed its new coated CBN, BXM20. The new BXM20 offers excellent adhesion strength that enables it to deliver outstanding surface finishes regardless of cutting conditions. The BXM20 has excellent chipping resistance that ensures it delivers a stable cutting performance. It has a composition that makes it suitable for heavy interrupted operations and it complements the BXM10 inserts that have been designated as the choice for continuous machining at high speeds. Whilst the BXM10 is specific in its attributes for continuous high speed machining, the BXM20 is ideal for general and continuous machining as well as interrupted cutting and the removal of carburized layers. With a remarkable impact resistance, the BXM20 has a high rupture strength and hardness. This makes the new grade suitable for continuous, light, medium and heavy interrupted machining. The new BXM20 is available with two chipbreaker designations, the HM & HF inserts. The HM is suited for deep machining whilst the HF is ideal for medium depth machining. The new BXM20 incorporates a new wiper edge that eliminates chatter and guarantees stable cutting performance. The new grade has a unique curved shape on the cutting edge and this shape reduces form errors. This new wiper insert can perform at higher feed rates than inserts with a normal cutting edge. The new BXM20 is available with either two or three cutting edges and a clearance angle of 5, 7 or 11 degrees and corner radii of 0.2, 0.4, 0.8 and 1.2mm. It offers performance beyond the capabilities of competitor inserts with exceptional tool life, productivity and cost reduction performance.
CX710 Ceramic - ALUMINA/TiC K01-K25 K Si3N4 based ceramics for high speed cutting of cast irons. Higher toughness level and heat conductivity than the FX105 grade.
DS1100 Carbide DLC Coating N05-N20 N For aluminum alloys. Can supress chips welding to cutting edges, producing consitently high quality surface and realizing long tool life.
DS1200 Carbide DLC Coating N10-N25 N For aluminum alloys. Can supress chips welding to cutting edges, producing consitently high quality surface finish and extending tool life.
DX110 Diamond - Polycrystalline N Super fine grain T-DIA grade fro superior surface finish. Excels in cutting edge sharpness and produces consistently high quality surface finish, resulting from gradual wear resistance.
DX120 Diamond - Polycrystalline N For precision machining of non-ferrous metals and nonmetals where high quality surface finish is required. Features the finest grain structure in T-DIA series and excels in grindability and cutting edge sharpness.
DX140 Diamond - Polycrystalline C4 N Used for machining of non-ferrous metals and nonmetals. Composed of medium and fin grain diamond, provides moderate wear resistance and grindability.
DX160 Diamond - Polycrystalline N Can be used for machining half sintered ceramics and cemented carbides, stones and non-ferrous metals. Mixed sintered compact composed of large and fine grain diamond. Grindability is superior to that of DX180
DX180 Diamond - Polycrystalline N Suitable for turning half sintered ceramics and cemented carbides. Features the highest purity levels and large grain PCD for excellent wear resistance.
FX105 Cermanic C2-C4 K01-K10 K This silicon nitride based Ceramic is used for high speed cutting of cast irons. It has superior strength, toughness and thermal characteristics compared to Al2O3 based ceramics.
G1F Carbide K10 K
G2 Carbide K20 K
G2F Carbide C2 K20 K
G3 Carbide K30 K
GH110 Carbide "Premium Coating" Ti(C, N, O) base C2-C4 K10-K25 K, N Excels in wear resistance. Improves wear resistance.
GH330 Carbide "Premium Coating" Ti(C, N, O) base C6-C7 P15-P30, M15-M30 P, M Substrate is highly reliable p30 carbide. Excels in wear and impact resistance. For continuous to medium interrupted cutting of stainless steels. Turning of carbon, alloy, and stainless steels. The newest multi-layer PVD coated grade providing both excellent wear and impact resistance.
GH730 Carbide "Premium Coating" Ti(C, N, O) base P20-P35, M20-M35 P, M For grooving and parting-off at low speed. The "Premium-Coating" is treated with fine grained cemented carbide that has high traverse rupture strength. This grade improves wear resistance.
GT520 Cermet "Premium Coating" Ti(C, N, O) base P, K For steel and cast iron machining at high speed. Increased wear resistance without decreasing the toughness of the substrates.
GT530 Cermet "Premium Coating" Ti(C, N, O) base C6-C8 P For steels. PVD coated grade for finish to medium cutting of steel. 'General purpose grade covering a wide range of cutting conditions from low to high speeds for various steels. High wear resistance coupled with excellent thermal and mechanical shock resistance. Performs well in wet cutting.
GT730 Cemet "Premium Coating" Ti(C, N, O) base P First choice. Covering a wide range of cutting speeds. Well balanced surface quality and wear resistance. New grain control technology featuring reinforced fine grain and smooth insert surfaces. Coated cermet covering a wide range of cutting speeds. Well balanced surface finish and wear resistance. Uniform fine-grained structure for improved wear resistance. Minimized and evenly developed wear resulting from the uniform fine-grained, hard particles from the inner part to the surface. Due to the well-proven "Premium Coat", it obtains higher wear resistance. Fine-grained skeleton structure for improved impact resistance. Fine-grained hard particles composing a skeleton structure contributing to the improved toughness and the higher resistance to mechanical and thermal impact. Smooth insert surface for obtaining higher surface quality. The smooth insert surface vastly improves the quality of the finished machine surface. Smooth "Premium Coat" can produce consistently accurate surface finishes. Tough fine-grain structure for improved resistance to plastic deformation. Stable cermet structure, obtained by increasing the bonding forces between hard particles, suppresses the plastic deformation.
J530 Cermet "J-Coating" TiN base For small lathes. Cermet coated PVD-TiN based compounds.
J740 Carbide "J-Coating" TiN base - For small lathes. Ultra fine grain cemented carbides coated with TiN based compounds.
KS05F Carbide C2 N05 N Typical N05 (C-2) type uncoated carbide with good overall wear resistance and toughness. For general boring of non-ferrous materials, and general grooving and part-off of non-ferrous materials.
KS15F Carbide N15 N
KS20 Carbide C1 K20, S20 K, S Finish to medium cutting cemented carbide for super heat-resisting alloys.
LX11 Ceramic - ALUMINA/TiC TiN C7-C8 P01-P10 H Al2O3 based Ceramics used for contiuous turning of ferrous hard materials. Improved strength and toughness with a fine microstructure consisting of Alumina and Titanium Carbonitride.
LX21 Ceramic - ALUMINA/TiC C4 K01 K Al2O3 based Ceramics for contiuous cutting of cast irons. By adding titanium carbide to alumina, its toughness is improved whilst maintaining excellent wear resistance.
NS530 Cermet C6-C7 P, K For steels and cast iron. Excellent wear resistance and toughness.
NS730 Cermet P Priority on impact resistance. Superior resistance to thermal and mechanical fracture. Reduces machining costs. New grain control technology featuring reinforced fine grain and smooth insert surfaces. Superior resistance to thermal and mechanical fracture. Excels in cost performance. Uniform fine-grained structure for improved wear resistance. Minimized and evenly developed wear resulting from the uniform fine-grained, hard particles from the inner part to the surface. Fine-grained skeleton structure for improved impact resistance. Fine-grained hard particles composing a skeleton structure contributing to the improved toughness and the higher resistance to mechanical and thermal impact.Smooth insert surface for obtaining higher surface quality. The smooth insert surface vastly improves the quality of the finished machine surface. Tough fine-grain structure for improved resistance to plastic deformation. Stable cermet structure, obtained by increasing the bonding forces between hard particles, suppresses the plastic deformation.'
NS740 Cermet C5-C7 P For steels. Very tough grade for milling. Excellent thermal crack resistance. This grade also provides good wear and impact resistance.
SH730 Carbide "Flash Coating" (Ti, Al)N Base P20-P35, M20-M35, S05-S15 P, M, S For steels, stainless steels and superalloys (Thin PVD). The extremely wear resistant cutting edge maintains exceptional sharpness. Cutting edge with sharpness is maintained with excellent wear resistance characteristics that are ideal for stainless steel machining. Excels in both cutting edge sharpness and wear resistance.
T1015 Carbide Columnar TiCN + Al2O3 C1-C3 K10-K25 K For grey and ductile cast irons. Features special carbide substrate designed to increase impact resistance to thermal cracks and plastic deformation. The specialised adhesion excels between the coating and substrate.
T1115 Carbide Continuously formed columnar crystal TiCN + Al2O3 K10-K25 K For Milling of grey and ductile cast irons. The "PremiumTec" surface smoothing technology delivers high performance with stability. "Adhesion reinforcement technology" and "Columnar stabilization technology" create stable long tool life. This improves the performance for impact and chipping resistance. It combines a thick aluminum layer that improves wear resistance.
T3130 Carbide Continuously formed columnar crystal TiCN + Al2O3 P20-P40, M20-M40 P, M For Milling. The "PremiumTec" surface smoothing technology delivers high performance with stability. "Adhesion reinforcement technology" and "Columnar stabilization technology" create stable long tool life. This enhances performance with increased wear and chipping resistance when conducting milling operations.
T313V Carbide Special Titanium Compound (Columnar) + Al2O3 - For threading. Features specially designed substrate with excellent resistance to impact and plastic deformation. This is to credit to a well controlled coating composition and layer thickness
T5105 Carbide High carbon and fine columnar crystal TiCN + Al2O3 K05-K15 K The "PremiumTec" surface smoothing technology delivers high performance with stability. The coating layer of the 5100 series features fine grained and hard columnar crystals of TiCN and this drastically improves wear resistance. When combined with the dedicated cemented carbide substrate that has a fine structure and high-strength, the three grades of the 5100 series promotes excellent cutting performance in a wide range of cast iron turning applications. T5105: Excels in wear and deformation resistance in high-speed, continuous turning.
T5115 Carbide High carbon and fine columnar crystal TiCN + Al2O3 K10-K20 K The "PremiumTec" surface smoothing technology delivers high performance with stability. The coating layer of the 5100 series features fine grained and hard columnar crystals of TiCN and this drastically improves wear resistance. When combined with the dedicated cemented carbide substrate that has a fine structure and high-strength, the three grades of the 5100 series promotes excellent cutting performance in a wide range of cast iron turning applications. T5115: General purpose grade that achieves stable machining in a wide range of machining conditions from continuous to interrupted cutting.
T5125 Carbide High carbon and fine columnar crystal TiCN + Al2O3 K15-K30 K The "PremiumTec" surface smoothing technology delivers high performance with stability. The coating layer of the 5100 series features fine grained and hard columnar crystals of TiCN and this drastically improves wear resistance. When combined with the dedicated cemented carbide substrate that has a fine structure and high-strength, the three grades of the 5100 series promotes excellent cutting performance in a wide range of cast iron turning applications. T5125: This grade excels when conducting heavy interrupted cutting. The very tough grade has a high resistance to unpredicted tool breakages.
T6020 Carbide Special Titanium Compound (Columnar) M15-M25 M For Turning. The T6000 series has improved notch wear and chipping resistance with its combination of special substrates and extremely high coating adhesion. Applicable for medium to high machining and continuous to light interrupted cutting.
T6030 Carbide Special Titanium Compound (Columnar) M25-M35 M For Turning. The T6000 series has improved notch wear and chipping resistance with its combination of special substrates and extremely high coating adhesion. Applicable for low to medium speed cutting and has extremely excellent impact resistance. For interrupted cutting.
T9005 Carbide Fine Columnar TiCN + Al2O3 P01-P10 P For Turning. The "Double-Bridge" effect delivers excellent adhesion. Shows excellent performance during high speed cutting.
T9035 Carbide Fine Columnar TiCN + Al2O3 P30-P40 P For Turning. Realization of excellent adhesion by "Double-Bridge" effect. Shows extremely high impact resistance during heavy interrupted cutting.
T9115 Carbide Continuously formed columnar crystal TiCN + Al2O3 C7 P10-P20 P For Turning. The "PremiumTec" surface smoothing technology enhances the performance of tools. The new coating layer consists of contiuously formed columnar crystals that are integrated into crystal size and direction. This new coating layer creates the adhesion for each coating layer and dramatically prevents the micro cracking and chipping effect. Well-balanced grade enhances chipping and wear resistance.
T9125 Carbide Continuously formed columnar crystal TiCN + Al2O3 C6 P20-P30 P For Turning. The "PremiumTec" surface smoothing technology enhances the performance of tools. The new coating layer consists of contiuously formed columnar crystals that are integrated into crystal size and direction. This new coating layer creates the adhesion for each coating layer and dramatically prevents the micro cracking and chipping effect. The versatile grade that dramatically improves chipping resistance.
TH03 Carbide C3-C4 K05, H05 K, H
TH10 Carbide C2-C3 K10, H10 K, H For general turning and boring of non-ferrous materials. K10 (C-2) type uncoated carbide with good overall wear resistance and toughness.
TU10 Carbide C8 M10, N10, S10 M, N, S For cast irons.
TU20 Carbide M20 M
TX40 Carbide P40 P
UX25 Carbide P20, M20 P, M
UX30 Carbide C5 P30, M30 P, M

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