Turning Grade for Difficult Materials

Valenite LLC’s turning grade VP9605 with MicroForm technology is specifically designed for difficult-to-machine materials and semi-finishing to finishing applications in the aerospace industry. The turning grade improves production cost savings on average by 35 percent with no loss of tool life, and works well in demanding environments such as corrosive applications, continuous duty cycles, elevated temperatures and pressures, high precision and zero tolerance for failure, the company says.

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Valenite LLC’s turning grade VP9605 with MicroForm technology is specifically designed for difficult-to-machine materials and semi-finishing to finishing applications in the aerospace industry. The turning grade improves production cost savings on average by 35 percent with no loss of tool life, and works well in demanding environments such as corrosive applications, continuous duty cycles, elevated temperatures and pressures, high precision and zero tolerance for failure, the company says. The grade also is ideal for the automotive, die and mold, oil/gas, power generation, off highway, medical and marine industries.

MicroForm technology is a carbide grade technology of powder preparation and sintering, providing the capability to direct-press inserts with a superior uniform micrograin structure. This extremely hard carbide grade with a homogenous grain structure is free of inclusions and cubic carbides, potential sources of crack propagation that leads to chipping. It maintains sharp edge conditions in work hardening materials.

The grade was developed to offer versatility on difficult-to-machine workpiece materials including hardened steels, heat-resistant super alloys, titanium as well as aluminum and non-ferrous materials. VP9605 also is an alternative to CBN, especially for hard materials machining.