New Tools Needed

Author Jeff Lantrip
August 01,2008 - 12:00pm

Related Glossary Terms

  • cutting tool materials

    cutting tool materials

    Cutting tool materials include cemented carbides, ceramics, cermets, polycrystalline diamond, polycrystalline cubic boron nitride, some grades of tool steels and high-speed steels. See HSS, high-speed steels; PCBN, polycrystalline cubic boron nitride; PCD, polycrystalline diamond.

New cutting tool materials are required for new generation airframes.

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Jeff Lantrip is material, process and physics engineer, material and process technology organization, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Co., Renton, Washington. Contact him at