Why should you use carbide cutting tools?

Updated on December 26, 2021

The importance of cutting tools in any machining system cannot be overstated. The quality of a finished product is frequently determined by the cutting equipment used. Cutting tool quality and performance have a direct impact on the total productivity of a machining system. Because of their importance, manufacturers evaluate several factors when purchasing a cutting tool for their machining system. 

The equipment’s ability to last long under harsh operating conditions and its ability to perform at extremely high speeds are also included in these requirements. Resistance to breakage, edge, and flank wear, cratering or top wear, chipping, built-up edge (BUE), deformation, and thermal cracking are all significant factors to consider.

Today many companies are using metal cutting carbides as a cutting tool. Today, we’ll go through the benefits and drawbacks of switching to carbide cutting tools.

Advantages of Carbide Cutting Tools

Because of the physical features they share, solid carbide cutting tools are commonly used in metalworking operations, regardless of the materials used in their construction. They can produce superior results than other sorts of cutting instruments. Furthermore, carbide cutting tools are rather inexpensive. Among the several tooling alternatives available, they are one of the most cost-effective. Carbide cutting tools are preferred for these two reasons.

  1. Better Physical Properties

Carbide cutting tools offer several features that make them ideal for cutting jobs. One of its main advantages is its heat resistance. The release of heat during the cutting process is unavoidable. Some cutting tools are heat-sensitive, meaning they will wear out faster and become fatigued if used in a warm climate. Carbide cutters, on the other hand, can withstand the heat while preserving their hardness. As a result, they’re ideal for heavy-duty cutting applications or working with abrasive materials.

2. Lower Cost

Another benefit of utilizing carbide cutting tools is the cost savings. Its cost-effectiveness is due to its durability and high-speed machining capacity. Manufacturers do not have to change cutting tools as frequently since carbide cutting tools are wear-resistant and have a longer tool life, resulting in lower costs.

Other benefits of using carbide cutting tools


It has exceptional abrasion resistance and high wear resistance. 

High modulus of elasticity.

Carbide cutting tools has compressive strength twice that of HSS and torsional strength twice that of HSS.

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