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Kyocera Introduces New KBN-Series Micro-grain CBN Cutting Tool Grades

Mountain Home, NC – August 3, 2005 – Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Cutting Tool Product Group, is pleased to announce the release of its new KBN510 and KBN525 micro-grain CBN cutting tool grades. Both materials are designed for cutting hardened steels, a material widely used in the automotive industry; KBN510 has been developed for continuous machining and finishing, while KBN525 is an ideal grade for interrupted machining.

The key feature of the KBN-series is the ultra-fine uniform distribution of the CBN material. The improved particle dispersion has dramatically increased the chipping resistance and wear resistance of cutting tool inserts, providing a service life up to 1.5 times longer compared to conventional CBN tools.

Both KBN510 and KBN525 are offered in the new BB-series chipbreaker, designed to improve chip control in case-hardened materials.

For additional information on these or other Kyocera cutting tool products, please contact:
KYOCERA Industrial Ceramics Corporation
Cutting Tool Product Group
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 about $11 billion during the year ending March 31, 2005.