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Kyocera Introduces New CA55-Series Coated Carbide Grades for Cutting Tool Indexable Inserts

Mountain Home, NC – April 1, 2005 – Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, CERATIP Cutting Tool Division, is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated CA5515 and CA5525 medium temperature CVD coated carbide grades suitable for high-speed machining of a wide range of steels. 

The technologically advanced coating system of the CA55 series goes above and beyond anything available in the market today. The extra smooth outer TiN coating reduces cutting forces, resists adhesion, and prevents sudden fracture. An Al2O3 layer combats crater wear and dissipates heat leading to longer tool life.  The fine columnar TiCN layer assists in increasing toughness and wear resistance.  As a result, these new products offer stable processing of steel where both continuous cutting and interrupted cutting processes are involved.

Also introduced is the new PS chipbreaker. This versatile chipbreaker complements the CA55-series grades for greater reliability in light to medium roughing.  The reliability comes from a wide contact surface for stability in the pocket and a land providing good balance of sharpness and durability.  The PS chipbreaker and the CA55-series coated carbide grades are offered in a wide variety of geometries.

For additional information on these or other CERATIP cutting tool products, please contact:

Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation
CERATIP Cutting Tool Division
100 Industrial Park Road
Mountain Home, NC 28758
Phone: 828-698-4137

About Kyocera

Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation is headquartered in Vancouver, WA with four manufacturing plants and 12 sales offices throughout the United States. The company manufactures advanced ceramic components and CERATIP cutting tools, and markets LCDs, thermal printheads, ultra high vacuum metallized assemblies and industrial lenses. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American holding company for Kyocera Corporation.

Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:  KYO), the group’s global parent, employs approximately 57,000 people in 25 nations and recorded consolidated sales of $11 billion during the year ending March 31, 2004.