CeramTec SPK Cutting Tools Division Wins Juice Award
Working with solid cubic boron nitride (CBN) inserts for hard turning provided the starting point for making improvements in the machining process.
CeramTec recently announced that its SPK Cutting Tools unit was presented with the Juice Award by EWIE Co. Inc. EWIE presents the Juice Award to the supplier who has achieved the greatest savings in relations to sales. According to CeramTec, its SPK Cutting Tools team succeeded in achieving this at Getrag in France, where it was able to significantly optimize the process of machining transmission components.
EWIE had turned to its German supplier for hard turning operations. Working with solid cubic boron nitride (CBN) inserts for hard turning provided the starting point for making improvements in the machining process. This resulted in new machining strategies, which were implemented with related carrier tool concepts. At the same time, the specialists redefined and optimized the entire process. Results reportedly included reduced times, greater output and significantly lower unit costs.
“This is a fantastic achievement,” said Steve Robson, manager for SPK Cutting Tools in the U.S. “We are very happy to receive this award. It demonstrates the extent to which we support our sales partners with tool solutions and process know-how.”