ZM3Versatile grade with excellent adhesion resistance | Carbide grade for Swiss CNC lathes

Best selling grade for Swiss -type lathes

Excellent adhesion resistance and workpiece dimensional stability
Ideal for high-precision, small diameter parts

Wide variety of cutting tools for swiss lathe applications

Features

  • Strong coating adhesion to substrate helps stabilize workpiece dimensions
  • The PVD TiN coating exhibits exceptional adhesion resistance

Tooling application

Wide range of work materials
Front turning / Back turning / Grooving / Cut off / ID boring

ZM3 grade recommendation

Case study

Electronic component
Material :
SUS304
Cutting speed :
100m/min
Feed :
0.02mm/rev
DOC :
0.2mm
Coolant :
WET
ZM3

1,300pcs / corner

Competitor’s PVD coated carbide

1,000pcs / corner

ZM3 was able to equal the surface finish while increasing tool life by 1.3 times that of the competition.
ZM3's obtained a stable performance and long tool life due to the coatings adhesion resistance.

Case
Material :
S10C
Cutting speed :
100m/min
Feed :
0.12mm/rev
DOC :
0.3~0.4mm
Coolant :
WET
ZM3

6,000pcs / corner and more

Competitor’s PVD coated carbide

150pcs / corner

ZM3 achieved 40 times the tool life compared to the competition with outstanding adhesion resistance and part dimensional consistency.

Tool lineup

Please check product catalog for tooling lineup