CERATIZIT, a privately owned company headquartered in Luxembourg, has been a pioneer in sophisticated hard material cutting and wear protection solutions for over 95 years. It develops and manufactures highly specialized cutting tools, indexable inserts and carbide rods. Indeed, the company is the world market leader in various application areas for wear parts. It is also successfully developing new carbide, cermet and ceramic grades for the wood and stone working industries, for example. At EMO Hannover 2019, the world's premier trade fair for the metalworking sector, CERATIZIT is showcasing two complete new developments that are ideal for the cost-effective and reliable series processing of complex stator bores.
Stators, the rigid counterparts of rotors in electric motors, for instance, are playing a key role in the increasing shift toward e-mobility. As stator bores generally have a diameter of over 200 millimeters, CERATIZIT's tool developers had to pay particular attention to the boring tool's weight. Thanks to ingenious designs and additive manufacturing processes, the company has now succeeded in going well below the standard minimum on the market, which means the multi-blade boring bars can also be used on CNC machining centers. What's more, CERATIZIT offers useful add-ons such as digital fine adjustment and service life monitoring that are designed to increase process reliability.