Hard part turning with CB7105 and CB7115

Published Date
November 19, 2018 - 05:30:pm

Hard part turning is usually a finishing or semi-finishing process with high dimensional accuracy and surface quality requirements.

Sandvik Coromant's new grades CB7105 and CB7115 break new ground in hard part turning. The new grades are based on the newest generation Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN) material. This material enhances crater wear resistance and fracture resistance at high cutting speeds in case hardened and induction hardened material.

  1. New generation Cubic Boron Nitride materials enhance crater wear resistance and fracture resistance at high cutting speed in case hardened and induction hardened materials.
  2. CB7115 – One-cut strategy, a single cut with larger chip thickness, can produce leading levels of surface quality and dimensional tolerance.
  3. Cubic Boron Nitride material for best dimensional accuracy and tight tolerance of the machined component.
  4. TiN-PVD coating for excellent surface finish that also is a help to identify used cutting edges.
  5. CB7105 - When utilizing high speed machining or longer tool life at lower speed.
  6. Optimized edge preparation for best balance between long tool life and reliable machining.

Related Glossary Terms

  • cubic boron nitride ( CBN)

    cubic boron nitride ( CBN)

    Crystal manufactured from boron nitride under high pressure and temperature. Used to cut hard-to-machine ferrous and nickel-base materials up to 70 HRC. Second hardest material after diamond. See superabrasive tools.

  • cutting speed

    cutting speed

    Tangential velocity on the surface of the tool or workpiece at the cutting interface. The formula for cutting speed (sfm) is tool diameter 5 0.26 5 spindle speed (rpm). The formula for feed per tooth (fpt) is table feed (ipm)/number of flutes/spindle speed (rpm). The formula for spindle speed (rpm) is cutting speed (sfm) 5 3.82/tool diameter. The formula for table feed (ipm) is feed per tooth (ftp) 5 number of tool flutes 5 spindle speed (rpm).

  • edge preparation

    edge preparation

    Conditioning of the cutting edge, such as a honing or chamfering, to make it stronger and less susceptible to chipping. A chamfer is a bevel on the tool’s cutting edge; the angle is measured from the cutting face downward and generally varies from 25° to 45°. Honing is the process of rounding or blunting the cutting edge with abrasives, either manually or mechanically.

  • tolerance


    Minimum and maximum amount a workpiece dimension is allowed to vary from a set standard and still be acceptable.

  • turning


    Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.

  • wear resistance

    wear resistance

    Ability of the tool to withstand stresses that cause it to wear during cutting; an attribute linked to alloy composition, base material, thermal conditions, type of tooling and operation and other variables.


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