Skip to Main Content
ASM Handbook

Machining

By
ASM Handbook Committee
ASM Handbook Committee
Search for other works by this author on:
ASM International
Volume
16
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-188-7
Publication date:
1989
Book Chapter

Ultrahard Tool Materials

By
P.J. Heath
P.J. Heath
De Beers Industrial Diamond Division (Pty) Ltd.
(
England
)
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
1989
Page range:
105 - 117

Abstract

Diamond and cubic boron nitride (CBN) are the two hardest materials known. They have found numerous applications in industry, both as ultrahard abrasives and as cutting tools. This article reviews the high-pressure synthesis and fabrication techniques of these materials. It discusses their wear resistance, tool geometries, and machining parameters. The article also explains their application as cutting tools in the field of machining.

You do not currently have access to this content.
Don't already have an account? Register

P.J. Heath, 1989. "Ultrahard Tool Materials", Machining, ASM Handbook Committee

Download citation file:


×
Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal