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Kyocera to Introduce the CERATIP Strong Bar Boring Tool at Eastec 2003

Mountain Home, NC – March 26, 2003 – Kyocera will introduce the new CERATIP Strong Bar boring tool at Eastec 2003 to be held May 20-22 in Springfield, MA. The silver-coated Strong Bar will improve machining efficiency and reduce tooling costs. An internal damper within the shank greatly reduces vibration, thereby increasing machining accuracy and providing a smooth surface finish. A carbide core provides strength and rigidity. The silver coating guarantees a long tool life by resisting wear due to cut chips and by improved corrosion resistance. The Strong Bar is designed to hold CCMT and CCGT style inserts. These inserts are available in several standard grades, including the new cermet grades TN6020 and PV7020.

Kyocera will also feature a Star CNC Swiss machine lathe at the booth for demonstrating its broad line of Swiss tools. Kyocera will be located at booth #1121.

For additional CERATIP cutting tool information, please contact:

Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation
CERATIP Cutting Tool Division
100 Industrial Park Road
Mountain Home, NC 28758
Phone: 828-698-4137
E-mail: amanda.richards@kyocera.com
Web: www.kyocera.com/ceratip

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, fiber optic components and industrial lenses. The company 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 40,000 people in 25 nations and recorded consolidated sales of $7.8 billion during the year ending March 31, 2002.


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