PCD tools are characterized by a number of advantages, thanks to which they are suitable for many different fields of application. Here is a brief overview. First of all, there is their hardness, thanks to which it is possible to machine a wide range of materials. The high abrasion resistance and the associated wear resistance also score points. Tool life is significantly longer than with HSS and carbide tools. This significantly reduces the time needed for tool changes. In addition, there are other advantages related to the high stability:
- high process reliability, as fewer radius corrections are required for circular milling up to the end of tool life compared to solid carbide tools
- significantly longer tool life than HSS and carbide tools -> reduced tool change data
- reduced machining times due to high cutting values
- low inspection effort due to high dimensional stability
- PCD tools can be designed in such a way that they combine several machining steps
- very good price-performance ratio
Due to these properties, PCD tools make it possible to achieve cutting speeds of 2,500 - 6,000 m/min with manufacturing tolerances of less than H7. In addition, a surface roughness of 2.0 to 0.7 micrometers is possible thanks to the high surface quality.