Advanced Cutting Materials

Our team of advanced cutting materials experts is continuously looking for new ways to use PCBN, PCD and ceramics to develop Secomax™ cutting tools that bring exceptional productivity and tool life to the machining of difficult, highly abrasive materials.

PCBN (Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride)

This advanced material comes as a result of sintering micron cBN powders with various ceramic binders to create extremely hard and thermally stable cutting tools. Within this category, we have a wide variety of grades specifically developed for machining hardened steel, pearlitic cast iron, hard iron and superalloys.

PCD (Polycrystalline Diamond)

This advanced material has a level of hardness that is comparable to natural diamond. Within this category, we have several tools that can handle both hard and tough materials as well as plastics, graphite, copper and brass.


The high-speed capabilities of this advanced material result in metal removal rates that are four to eight times greater than carbide. Within this category, we have grades that offer optimized wear resistance and toughness in the machining of nickel-based heat-resistant superalloys.