SX5[ Made to order ]Roughing with heavy scale & interruptions on heat resistant alloys | Sialon ceramic

Toughest SiAlON ceramic on the market

First recommendation for machining through scale

Excellent notch wear resistance ideal for machining scale

Features

  • Ceramic with the highest fracture resistance
  • Best grade for roughing Waspaloy with scale

Tooling application

Finishing heat resistant alloys
Turning / grooving through scale

Grade characteristics

Cutting conditions

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Grade Material Operation type Machining Cutting speed (m/min) Feed(mm/rev) DOC(mm) Coolant
SX5 Heat resistant alloys Turning Roughing with scale 180 - 240 0.2 - 0.35 1.0 - 5.0 WET
Grooving 0.07 - 0.17 -

Why are Sialon ceramics so effective at high-speed machining of heat resistant alloys?

Silicon nitride (Si3N4) is combined with Aluminum (Al) and oxygen (O) to make SiAlON.
Sialon has needle-shaped particles similar to that of Silicon nitride.
The arrangement of these particles makes the material withstand the impact force during cutting.
The addition of the alumina improves its heat resistance characteristics.
The property advantages makes it perfect for machining heat resistant alloys.

Machining Inconel with scale

Grooving Inconel

Case study

Ring (Roughing with scale)
Material :
Inconel718
Cutting speed :
240 m/min
Feed :
0.25mm/rev
DOC :
2.5mm
Coolant :
WET
SX5

1 pass

Current tool
(competitor's whisker)

1 pass

High feed rate is possible because of SX5's toughness.
It achieved 2.5 times more efficient results compared to the competitor's whisker.
Aircraft part (Roughing with scale)
Material :
Inconel718
Cutting speed :
200 m/min
Feed :
0.2mm/rev
DOC :
2.5mm
Coolant :
WET
SX5

1 pass

Current tool
(competitor's Sialon ceramic)

1 pass Chipping

SX5 insert had more stable performance and no edge chipping compared to the competitor's Sialon grade.

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