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New carbide grade for shank tools used to machine titanium

HB40T, the new carbide grade developed by Boehlerit, provides the perfect combination of toughness and wear-resistance that is needed in the roughing of titanium.

Boehlerit is a pioneer in the development of carbide cutting materials and the new HB40T grade once again proves the company's expertise in this field. The development of new grades and other high-end solutions such as the new HB40T is possible because the cutting experts from Kapfenberg (Austria) entertain close relations with the steel industry and can draw on vast application know-how.

The challenge in this particular case is the high strength of titanium that causes high temperature loads and extreme wear on the cutting edge. To meet this challenge, sophisticated combinations of metallic carbides that actually unite opposing properties are required. The new carbide grade HB40T is the ideal combination of outstanding wear-resistance and the toughness that is required for such an application. Boehlerit offers the HB40T grade in the form of rods, i.e. blanks for the production of shank tools that are used for the roughing of titanium alloys.

The new HB40T grade is ideal for tool applications in almost all areas of industry where titanium materials are used. Typical applications include the machining of structural aircraft components, or aircraft engine components, medical engineering products or components for chemical plants and energy facilities.