The CA3 series uses a CVD coating with a pink-gold finish over a carbide base metal. Kyocera has improved the adhesion strength of the coating layers to ensure longer tool life and consistent processing of cast iron. The company has also adjusted the balance between layers for various applications to enhance tool life and ensure consistent cutting.

Kyocera’s K series features three newly-designed edge shapes to maximise performance when combined with the latest materials in the CA3 series. By creating special chipbreaker shapes for specific applications, higher stability and cutting consistency can be expected, even in high load conditions.