Best Cost Scenario

Author Dennis Myers
February 01, 2003 - 11:00am

It may be penny-wise to refurbish PCD cutting tools, but it also may be productivity-foolish.

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Related Glossary Terms

  • polycrystalline diamond ( PCD)

    polycrystalline diamond ( PCD)

    Cutting tool material consisting of natural or synthetic diamond crystals bonded together under high pressure at elevated temperatures. PCD is available as a tip brazed to a carbide insert carrier. Used for machining nonferrous alloys and nonmetallic materials at high cutting speeds.


Dennis Myers is the founder of DE Myers Group, a manufacturing consulting company based in Laguna Beach, California. He has held engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sales positions at General Electric Co., Excellon Industries, Mitsubishi Materials USA and other companies.