HX5For continuous machining | NTK CeramiX

The ultimate ceramic grade for finishing hardened materials -" NTK CeramiX "

Wins against CBN with the combination of performance and price

Matches the excellent wear resistant characteristics of CBN
Significant cost savings compared to CBN

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Features

  • NTK CeramiX is an advanced ceramic material achieving the performance to compete with CBN
  • New TiAlN coating offers excellent wear resistance for hard turning
  • In continuous machining materials with a hardness of 55 to 65 HRC, HX5 matches the performance of CBN with the benefit of cost reductions

Tooling application

Hardened materialContinuous machining HRC55-65

Price and Performance comparison

Cutting conditions

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Grade Material Operation type Machining Cutting speed (m/min) Feed (mm/rev) DOC (mm) DRY WET
HX5 Hardened material
(HRC55-65)
Turning Finishing 100 - 200 0.08 - 0.15 0.1 - 0.5
The same conditions as current CBN

Material characteristic

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Grade Coating Density (g/cm3) Bending Strength (MPa) Hardness (Hv) Fracture Toughness (MPa・√m) Structure
HX5 TiAlN Specialized for HX5 7.5 1200 2290 5.7
Conventional Ceramic TiN 4.6 1100 2060 4.3

Wear comparison vs. CBN

Case study

Industrial robot component
Material :
SCM415 (HRC58-62)
part diameter : Φ60
Cutting speed :
200 m/min
Feed :
0.05 mm/rev
DOC :
0.1 mm
Coolant :
WET
HX5 TNGA160404

30pcs / cornerー

Competitor's coated CBN

15pcs / cornerー

HX5 achieved double the tool life vs. the competitor's coated CBN insert.
Switching to CeramiX will result in a 70% reduction in tool cost per year.

Gear
Material :
SCM420H (HRC52-55)
part diameter : Φ150
Cutting speed :
220 m/min
Feed :
0.15 mm/rev
DOC :
0.1 mm
Coolant :
WET
HX5 CNGA120404

200pcs / cornerー

Competitor's coated CBN

200pcs / cornerー

HX5 matched the tool life of the competitor's coated CBN.
The result is a 50% reduction in insert costs for the customer.

Holder part
Material :
SKD11 (HRC58-62)
part diameter : Φ60
Cutting speed :
300 m/min
Feed :
0.02 mm/rev
DOC :
0.1 mm
Coolant :
WET
HX5 VNGA160404

20pcs / cornerー

Competitor's CBN

20pcs / cornerー

HX5 matched the tool life of the competitor's coated CBN.
The result is a 30% reduction in insert costs with HX5.

Industrial part
Material :
S55C (HRC58-60)
part diameter : Φ250
Cutting speed :
250 m/min
Feed :
0.1 mm/rev
DOC :
0.05-0.1 mm
Coolant :
WET
HX5 TNGA160404

16pcs / cornerー

Competitor's coated CBN

20pcs / cornerー

HX5 achieved 80% of the tool life compared to competitor's coated CBN with the same cutting conditions.
Replacing the CBN with HX5 will result in a 10% tool cost reduction for the customer.

Tool lineup

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Unit : 1pc/case * Unit : 10pcs/case *
Geometry EDP Item number EDP Item number Corner R Grade Dimensions (mm)
HX5 IC Thickness Edge preparation
5106125 CNGA 120404 X03 5109186 CNGA 120404 X03-01 0.4 12.7 4.76 0.1×15°

Honed edge
5106117 120408 X03 5109194 120408 X03-01 0.8
5106091 120412 X03 5109202 120412 X03-01 1.2
5106083 DNGA 150404 X03 5109236 DNGA 150404 X03-01 0.4
5106075 150408 X03 5109301 150408 X03-01 0.8
5106042 150412 X03 5109327 150412 X03-01 1.2
5106034 TNGA 160404 X03 5109343 TNGA 160404 X03-01 0.4 9.525
5106026 160408 X03 5109392 160408 X03-01 0.8
5106018 160412 X03 5109418 160412 X03-01 1.2
5106000 VNGA 160404 X03 5109426 VNGA 160404 X03-01 0.4
5105994 160408 X03 5109434 160408 X03-01 0.8
5105986 160412 X03 5109442 160412 X03-01 1.2

* Please order Qty. you need in either item number. Insert case is the only difference.