The new polished gold PVD coating YBG101 by ZCC Cutting Tools, who is the largest Chinese producer of carbide cutting tools, was especially developed for machining aluminium. It leads to an extra smooth surface on the high wear resistance carbide grades.
A special feature of this inserts is that the coating is only on the cutting face to ensure a sharp cutting edges with no rounding. The inserts are very sharp and are especially designed for machining of aluminium and AL-Si alloys. The coating gives optimised chip flow and avoids built up edge. The PVD-coated insert gives a 30% increased tool life over uncoated grades and lead to better surface finishes.
ZCC Cutting Tools now offers this new YBG101 PVD coating on all standard turning inserts with LC chip breakers.