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Kyocera Expands and Completes New CA55-Series CVD Coated Carbide Grades

Mountain Home, NC – October 18, 2005 – Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Cutting Tool Division, is pleased to announce the addition of CA5505 and CA5535 to the CA-series of CVD coated Indexable inserts designed for machining steel. The addition completes the CA-series lineup and fulfills the demand for inserts that cover a wide range of high-speed machining applications.

The CA-series of CVD coated carbide grades include:

CA5505: High-speed, continuous machining
CA5515: All-purpose, light and interrupted machining
CA5525: All-purpose, interrupted machining
CA5535: Heavy cutting, interrupted machining   

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 PT chipbreaker. The land support structure enables a firm insert seat, thereby preventing micro chipping and providing extremely efficient and consistent machining. The PT chipbreaker and the CA55-series coated carbide grades are offered in a wide variety of geometries.

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 $11 billion during the year ending March 31, 2005.