After an overview of the cutting materials in machining and their development history from the beginnings such as "WIDIA" to CVD diamonds, the structure, properties, areas of application, operating conditions, advantages and disadvantages of hard metal, cermet, cutting ceramics, cubic boron nitride, polycrystalline, monocrystalline and CVD diamond are explained.
The following questions will be clarified: What are the cutting material requirements today? Where is the development going? How can you implement the latest knowledge at short notice in your daily work? How do I choose the right cutting material for the respective machining case and material?