New Kennametal insert proves worthy of aerospace machining.

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KY4300 ceramic, the newest member of the Kyon cutting ceramics family from Kennametal Inc., is especially well-suited for aerospace parts machining, including the cutting of Inconel, Stellite, Waspalloy, Hastelloy, and other high-temperature alloys. When machining Inconel 718, for example, a production floor can increase speeds four to five times compared to using carbide inserts. It can be equally productive in the automotive industry, machining alloyed gray cast-iron brake disks, and in the rollproducts segment removing casting crust or heavily worn rolling surfaces.

KY4300 inserts are aluminum oxide reinforced" with silicon-carbide whiskers. These whiskers possess high mechanical strength and act...

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