Ceramic cutters for the aviation industry
They look like they’re made of plastic, right? Ceramic cutters are able to enable step changes, offering machining speeds up to 20-30 times faster than monolithic carbide cutters. Why?
Mainly because it doesn’t absorb heat and retains its hardness. During operation of such cutters, the chips produced are red from the temperature, and the cutter remains cool. Hence, they are ideal for machining nickel-based alloys, mainly in the aviation industry.