Cermet series

Cermet series

Cermet is a cutting tool material composed mainly of TiC (Titanium Carbide) and TiN (Titanium Nitride). The name, cermet, is derived from the words CERAMIC and METAL (representing carbide).
As the name suggests, cutting performance is also in the mid-range of ceramic's and carbide's. The advantages of this material grade are
high-quality and excellent surface finishes can be achieved with elevated cutting speeds. Cermets provide extended tool life.

Surface finished with cermet

Surface finished with cermet

Surface finished with carbide

Surface finished with carbide

Cermet

Cermet

Carbide

Carbide

Features
High quality surface finish
The main components, TiC and TiN, have good BUE resistance as they have low affinity with work materials. Thus, machining with cermets brings high quality surface finish over extended periods of time.
High speed cutting
The main components, TiC and TiN, are more resistant to wear and oxidation at high temperature than WC (tungsten carbide), which is the main component of carbide tools. Because of excellent wear and oxidation resistance, cermet grades are less reactive with work materials and make stable high speed machining possible.

XT3

Well balanced combination of wear resistance and toughness

XT3

Crank shaft
1049Crank shaft
250 SFM
.002 IPR
.001" DOC
WET
NTK : XT3 100 pcs
Competitor's cermet 60 pcs
Features
  • Well-balanced combination of wear resistance and toughness
  • Covers a wide range of steel cutting, from medium cutting to finishing of steel
Best for Optimized for Excellent in
  • Carbon steels
  • Stainless steels
  • Alloy steels
  • Cast iron

Conventional lathes

Wear resistance

C7X

High-strength cermet grade that offers remarkable machining stability

C7X

AT clutch
SS AT clutch
800 SFM
.0008-.0016 IPR
.060" DOC
WET
NTK : C7X 200 pcs
Competitor's cermet 100 pcs
Features
  • Overcomes the traditional weakness of conventional cermet grades with improved thermal shock resistance
  • Excellent grade for grooving and bearing machining
Best for Optimized for Excellent in
  • Carbon steels
  • Stainless steels
  • Alloy steels
  • Cast iron

Swiss-type lathes

Conventional lathes

Balance

XN4

Toughest cermet grade with excellent fracture resistance

XN4

Gear
5120HGear
360 SFM
.004 IPR
 
WET
NTK : XN4 300 pcs
Competitor's cermet 200 pcs
Features
  • Allows for stable machining with longer tool life thanks to its excellent fracture resistance
Best for Optimized for Excellent in
  • Carbon steels
  • Stainless steels
  • Alloy steels

Conventional lathes

Toughness

PVD-coated cermet series

PVD-coated cermet series

PVD TiN or TiCN coated cermet grades bring improved wear resistance. Since the coating layer does not contain any binder components, the coating maximizes the wear resistance of the titanium which delivers excellent performance and the tool life.

PVD-coated cermet series

Features

PVD coating with superb hardness and surface smoothness provide excellent wear resistance and adhesion resistance.

Q15

Coated cermet for high-speed finishing of ductile cast iron

Q15

Differential case
Ductile cast ironDifferential case
525 SFM
.004 IPR
.008" DOC
WET
NTK : Q15 35 pcs
Competitor's cermet 20 pcs
Features
  • Further improved wear resistance and toughness from the TiCN-based coating
  • The recommended grade for high-speed finishing of ductile cast iron
Best for Optimized for Excellent in
  • Carbon steels
  • Stainless steels
  • Alloy steels
  • Cast iron
  • Ductile cast iron

Conventional lathes

Wear resistance

C7Z

Combining the advantages of thermal shock resistance and fracture resistance

C7Z

Spring
SSSpring
430 SFM
.002 IPR
.012" DOC
WET
NTK : C7Z 1600 pcs
Competitor's cermet 1200 pcs
Features
  • Further improvement in wear resistance and thermal shock resistance with a TiN-based coating
  • Excellent performance in grooving and bearing machining
  • The most recommended grade for high-speed machining of steel
Best for Optimized for Excellent in
  • Carbon steels
  • Stainless steels
  • Alloy steels
  • Cast iron

Swiss-type lathes

Conventional lathes

Balance