To achieve this, Ceratizit has streamlined the Standard Line into just three grades, with a reduced number of just seven insert shapes, including the popular CNMG, DNMG, CCMT and DCMT styles, in a range of insert sizes, giving over 100 inserts to select from. As highlighted by the insert designations, both positive and negative inserts are available, with a choice of two chipbreaker styles to suit specific machining applications.

Manufactured to the company’s exacting standards at Ceratizit’s Reutte, Austria facility, by limiting the range to the most popular styles and sizes volume manufacturing costs have been driven down.

“The Standard Line of turning inserts will benefit customers, particularly those in the subcontract sector, where batch sizes may be low and frequently changed, and their business is price focused. For example, savings when compared to mainstream competitors can be as high as 75% per insert, giving customers the competitive edge that they are looking for in these challenging times,” says Tony Pennington, managing director, Ceratizit UK & Ireland.

The Standard Line range of turning inserts is available ex-stock with the same delivery promise as with all of Ceratizit’s products. If ordered by 6:30 pm, delivery is guaranteed next morning before 12 noon.