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A Review of Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride Cutting tool Developments and Application

  • A. M. Abrão
  • D. K. Aspinwall
  • M. L. H. Wise
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This paper reviews published literature on the manufacture and application of polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PCBN) cutting tools. More specifically, it details the various commercial CBN products, their composition/microstructure and physical properties, together with workpiece/material applications and associated machinability data. In addition, tool wear mechanisms and component surface integrity information are reviewed. Contrasts are also made with the performance of a growing number of conventional ceramic products, including silicon nitride and whisker reinforced alumina.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Abrão
    • 1
  • D. K. Aspinwall
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. L. H. Wise
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BirminghamEdgbastonUK
  2. 2.IRC in MaterialsUniversity of BirminghamUK

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