Matching the most suited cutting tool material (grade) and insert geometry with the workpiece material to be machined is important for a trouble-free and productive machining process. Other parameters, such as cutting
data, tool path, etc. are also vital for a successful result.
This chapter provides basic information about:
- Cutting tool materials, such as cemented carbide, ceramics, CBN, PCD, etc.
- Workpiece materials and classifications from a machinability point of view.