Ball Nose, Back Draft, Flat Bottom and High-Feed Insert Grades

Uncoated (Base Grade) with Coating Description Specifications
F1 Sub-micron tungsten carbide with high edge strength and good toughness. Good for machining steels, stainless steels, high-temperature alloys, cast iron, and nonferrous materials. (C-2), (K10)
  FPO High-performance, medium-temperature grade. Optimum performance and wear resistance in most soft steels, soft stainless steels, and cast irons. 3200 HV,
1850°F, .4 Co
  FP-GLH Premium high-temperature grade. Strong performance and wear resistance in high-heat applications such as harder steels, tough stainless steels, and high-temperature alloys. 3600 HV,
2000°F, .2 Co
  FP-TS
NEW
New coating intended for general-purpose use across a wide variety of materials including steels and stainless steels. High-temperature grade providing excellent heat and wear resistance. Use for most applications. 3800 HV,
2200°F, .2 Co
  FP-HM
NEW
New coating intended primarily for high-temperature applications like hardened steels, tough stainless steels, high-temperature alloys, and titanium. Highest hardness and heat resistance. Also excellent for irons. 4000 HV,
2400°F, .2 Co
  FPD CVD-applied PCD (diamond) coating. Excellent wear resistance in nonmetallic materials such as graphite, epoxy-based resins and plastics. CVD Diamond
Coating
  PCD Premium diamond-tipped grade for carbon, composites, or light aluminum milling. Use in dedicated holder for the optimum in wear resistance, up to 100 times standard PVD-coated inserts. Brazed-On
Diamond Tips
  FP-DL
NEW
Diamond-like coating for achieving better tool life vs. standard PVD coatings in graphite and composite applications, without the high cost of diamond-tipped or diamond-coated inserts. 5000 HV,
1000°F, .2 Co
  • “FP-GLH” and “FP-HM” coatings are best suited for higher operating speeds (temperatures) and harder materials.
  • “FPO” and “FP-TS” coatings are best suited for low to medium operating speeds (temperatures) and softer materials.
  • Other coatings available on request. Contact us for details.


RDBN Rough-Duty Ball Nose Insert Grade Descriptions

Uncoated (Base Grade) with Coating Description Specifications
T1 Micro-grain tungsten carbide with high edge strength and enhanced toughness. Good for machining steels, stainless steels, high-temperature alloys, cast iron, and nonferrous materials. C1-C2,
ANSI K20-K40
  TS New coating intended for general-purpose use across a wide variety of materials including steels, stainless steels, and irons. High-temperature grade providing excellent heat and wear resistance. Use for most applications. 3800 HV,
2200°F, .2 Co
  HM New coating intended primarily for high-temperature applications like hardened steels, tough stainless steels, high-temperature alloys, and titanium. Highest hardness and heat resistance. 4000 HV,
2400°F, .2 Co