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Innovative ceramic cutting tools with improved tool life produced by SHS: 70% Al2O3 - 30% TiC

During the projects different competitor commercial inserts based on Al2O3-TiC were tested. Through a wide microstructural and mechanical characterisation it was stated that the best cutting performance were presented by the inserts presenting the following compositions: 70%TiC-30%Al2O3.

As consequence prototype inserts in INCOSYNT projects were tailored using the same phases balance.

Theoretical densities and good wear resistance obtained in the prototype were competitive with the best commercial inserts.

Inserts were tested through laboratory machining test.

Implementation on industrial scale will follow after geometry optimisation.

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Trattamenti Termici Ferioli & Gianotti SpA
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