Corrosion-resistant solutions at Blechexpo New CF+ carbide grades stock programme from Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT

Editor: Lisa Saller, Lisa Saller

The top-class brand Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT will be showing its extended stock programme for corrosion-resistant carbide grades and the new CF+ grades at Blechexpo 2015. These now offer even higher transverse rupture strength and fracture toughness, thereby increasing process security for tool manufacturing customers.

Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT
Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT
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Between 3 and 6 November, the top-class brand Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT will be presenting its new CF+ carbide grades at the international sheet metal processing trade fair Blechexpo in Stuttgart. These have been developed specially for the tool-making industry, as product manager Ralf Ottilie explains. "For more than a decade, our customers have been working with our proven, technically fully fledged and corrosion-resistant carbide grades. To ensure that this will continue in the future, we have provided our latest developments with a ‘PLUS’ in terms of performance.” The special features include higher KIC values (critical tension intensity factor) at the same hardness, resulting in increased cutting edge stability. This ensures high process security. "Even with delicate active parts, our new grades are reliable for long periods thanks to the increased transverse rupture strength and thereby guarantee stable processes," adds Ottilie. The susceptibility to and speed of corrosion have also been reduced.

The new grades with the designations CF-H25S+ and CF-H40S+ are available at the same price as the previously available carbide grades.

Extended stock programme for regular CF grades

Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT now offers surface-ground carbide blocks for erosion in all corrosion-resistant carbide grades. These are optimally suited to highly abrasive materials, applications with major bending forces or edge stress in stamping, bending, blanking and forming operations. “The factor 80-100 reduction in susceptibility to corrosion of our patented CF grades guarantees considerably better machinability in all subsequent processes,” explains Ralf Ottilie. Customers also benefit from higher efficiency of the active parts.

Available online

The complete stock programme with the grade designations CF-S12Z, CF-S18Z, CF-H25S, CF-H40S, CF-F35Z and CF-20HP and the new grades CF-H25S+ and CF-H40S+ can be ordered online 24/7 via the "E-Techstore" of the CERATIZIT GROUP and are delivered within 24 hours.

More detailed information on the CF and CF+ carbide grades and precise product specifications can be found in the innovation brochure ‘The new CF grade family’ at

* CERATIZIT S.A., Mamer, Luxembourg (headquarters), October 2, 2015