Today polycrystalline diamonds are widely used for the manufacture of precision parts made from non-ferrous metals and plastics to increase tool life and to reduce part costs. Another decisive factor for using PCD tools is improved surface finish quality.

This leads to five key advantages:

  • Cutting speeds
    Due to high levels of hardness and wear-resistance, significantly higher cutting speeds up to 2000 m/min or 6,500 SFM can be achieved. This leads to a significant cycle time reduction and results in long-term cost savings.
  • Tool life
    Due to extremely resistant material characteristics, the use of PCD tools can increase tool life greatly which contributes in part cost reduction as well.
  • Surface finish quality
    The PCD characteristics also leads to considerably improved surface finish quality of the part as it generates a smooth and scratch-free surface finish.
  • High repeatability
    The PCD options are available for all current Schwanog systems with a repeatability of < 0.02 mm.
  • Faster tool changeover
    Often PCD is brazed onto the entire tool carrier. This leads to enormous and unnecessary downtimes during wear-related tool changeovers as the entire tool must be changed. Using the Schwanog system, PCD is brazed only onto the insertable tip leading to a substantial reduction in changeover times.

Schwanog. The Cost-cutter!