West Ohio Tool
West Ohio Tool CBN-tipped tool.

CBN-Tipped Tools for Efficiency, Extended Tool Life

May 19, 2022
Cubic boron nitride is an optimal abrasive for machining ferrous metals, hardened steels and superalloys, lasting longer than carbide and reducing the machining cost per hole.

WEST OHIO TOOL is expanding its custom PCD carbide cutting-tool products and service offerings for manufacturers machining ferrous metals, hardened steels and superalloys: the company now offers CBN-tipped tools that boost cutting efficiency and provide extended tool life.

Cubic boron nitride (CBN) is a thermally and chemically resistant refractory compound widely used as an abrasive material, with an allotropic crystalline form almost matching diamonds for hardness. “Some of our customers have moved into working with steel, and PCD is not really a good option for them,” explained West Ohio Tool production manager Chad Mahurin. “Adding CBN allows us to provide them optimal tools for those materials.

“Also, our CBN tools last much longer than carbide tools and, as compared to carbide, CBN can significantly reduce price per hole,” he added.

West Ohio Tool has been developing special drills for more than 30 years, with delivery times up to 75% faster than industry standards. Its innovations include the patented edgeX4, the cross-center tipped drill that runs up to three times faster and 10 times longer than carbide.

The company offers CBN cutting surfaces on all custom tools engineered and designed specifically for unique customer applications, including the EdgeX4 cross-center tipped drill.

West Ohio Tool also provides quick delivery on CBN re-tipping of other manufacturers’ tools.

“We can get CBN on any type of cutting tool our customers need,” Mahurin said.

In addition to tool design, the company uses its years of experience to help customers determine which grade of CBN to use by researching all aspects of the project from work materials and machining parameters through application support. That experience paired with West Ohio Tool’s in-house engineering and design team provides up to 75% faster turnaround and delivery times than the industry standard.

Learn more at www.WestOhioTool.com