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A Technical Review on Ceramic Cutting Tool Inserts

Keyur V Parmar, Hemantkumar R. Thakkar


This paper deals with detail information about ceramic cutting tool used in CNC/VMC machine. Ceramic cutting tool are more frequently used in high speed application, dry machining and hard part turning. Ceramic cutting tools are also available with combination of aluminum and silicon oxides to improve mechanical properties. In this paper advantages, disadvantages and properties of ceramic cutting tools are explained. Different methods of Tool wear measurements are also discussed in this paper. At the end of this paper comparison is given to select suitable ceramic cutting tool material for appropriate cutting application.


Ceramic cutting tools; Tool wear measurements; Al2O3; Si3N4

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