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KYOCERA Introduces New MEC-Series Ultra Hurricane Endmill and Facemill

Mountain Home, NC – October 4, 2005 – Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Cutting Tool Division, is pleased to announce the release of the new MEC Tool Series, Ultra Hurricane Endmills and Facemills, featuring a unique insert design providing excellent wall finish and high squareness during shouldering or slotting cuts.

The MEC-Series cutters are designed to offer higher productivity.  The unique design lowers cutting forces, withstands heavier cuts and allows for increased feedrates. The maximum rpm is indicated on the body of the cutter. A silver coating and larger chip pocket radius protect the tool. Kyocera offers 14 endmills with cutting diameters from 1/2" to 1 ½” and shank sizes from ½" to 1¼". There are also five shellmills with cutting diameters from 1½" to 4". There are six insert radii, 0.016", 0.031", 0.047", 0.063", 0.079", and 0.122" available in cast iron, steel, and stainless steel grades.  

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

KYOCERA Industrial Ceramics Corporation
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. 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.