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KYOCERA Launches New Cutting Tools in CA45-Series Coated Carbide Grades for Cast Iron Machining

Two new CVD coated carbide grades feature new Bright Black (BB) coating technology for improved wear resistance in cast iron machining

MOUNTAIN HOME, NC -- JUNE 24, 2010 -- Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Cutting Tool Division today announced its new CA4505 and CA4515 CVD-coated carbide grades of indexable cutting tool inserts for machining gray and nodular (ductile) cast iron. Featuring Kyocera’s new Bright Black (BB) coating technology, the CA45-series offers superior resistance to premature insert wear and fractures.

There are several key advantages of the Bright Black CVD-coated CA45-series, including:

  1. Improved CVD coating adhesion provides enhanced anti-peeling performance through optimal layer composition consisting of an ultra-fine TiCN layer, an alpha-alumina layer and Kyocera’s proprietary, special-surface top layer.
  2. The special-surface top layer treatment reduces material build-up on the insert cutting edge and improves surface finishes on the workpiece, while reducing insert chipping during the machining process.

The two new grades cover a wide variety of applications pertaining to the machining of gray and nodular cast iron:

  • CA4505 -- excellent wear resistance for continuous machining
  • CA4515 – ideal for continuous or interrupted general-purpose machining

The CA45 Series inserts will be introduced through a special sales promotion featuring Kyocera’s new Double-clamp Toolholders, the ideal partner for CA45-series inserts: buy 20 CA45-series inserts and receive a Double-clamp Toolholder free of charge. This combination of insert reliability and rigid clamping will further enable Kyocera Cutting Tools to provide superior and dependable tool life and performance in multiple cast iron applications.

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About Kyocera
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation ( is headquartered in Vancouver, WA. The company manufactures cutting tools and advanced ceramic components, 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.

    KYOCERA Industrial Ceramics Corporation
    Cutting Tool Division
    100 Industrial Park Road
    Mountain Home, NC 28758

       Phone: 800-823-7284

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of cutting tools, industrial components, electronic devices, semiconductor packages, solar power generating systems, office-document systems and telecommunications equipment. During the year ended March 31, 2010, the company’s net sales totaled 1.07 trillion yen (approximately US$11.5 billion). Kyocera marked its 50th anniversary in 2009, and the 40th anniversary of its U.S. operations. It is ranked #554 on Forbes magazine’s 2010 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

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