What are the common CNC tool materials?

CNC tools use a wide range of materials to meet the needs of different machining tasks. Here are some common CNC tool materials:
Carbide: Carbide cutting tools are made of tungsten-cobalt carbide, which has excellent wear resistance and hardness. They are suitable for high-speed cutting of a variety of materials, including metals, alloys and non-metallic materials. Carbide cutting tools are often used in CNC lathes and milling machines.
Ceramic: Ceramic knives are made of ceramic materials such as aluminum oxide or silicon nitride and have excellent high-temperature stability and wear resistance. They are mainly used for processing high-speed, high-temperature or high-hardness materials, such as cast iron, heat-resistant alloys and ceramic materials.
High-Speed Steel (HSS): High-speed steel cutting tools are a classic material suitable for general metal cutting tasks. Although they are not as hard as carbide, they can work at high temperatures and are suitable for processing various non-ferrous metals.
CBN (Cubic Boron Nitride): CBN cutting tools are made of cubic boron nitride, which has extremely high hardness and wear resistance. They are particularly suitable for machining carbide, hardened steel and high-hardness materials.
PCD (polycrystalline diamond): PCD cutting tools are made of polycrystalline diamond material, which has excellent hardness and wear resistance. They are mainly used for processing non-ferrous metals, composites and non-metallic materials.
Composite materials: Some CNC tools are constructed with composite materials, such as carbon fiber reinforced composites. These knives combine the advantages of different materials and offer outstanding rigidity and lightweight properties.
Specialty alloys: Specialty alloys such as cobalt-based alloys, nickel-based alloys, and titanium alloys are also used in CNC tools for some special applications, such as aerospace and high-temperature applications.
The choice of CNC tool material usually depends on the material being processed, machining conditions (such as cutting speed and temperature), cutting task and budget. Each material has its own unique characteristics and suitability, so selection needs to be based on specific needs. Of course, you can also consult us and we can provide you with appropriate advice.