Greater process reliability with ceramics

CeramTec‘s new iCT tool system features a completely revised clamping system for optimised performance. At the same time, the number of variants has been reduced to enable easier handling and greater security for customers when assigning spare parts to the tools.

CeramTec’s new iCT (innovative clamping technology) tool system is an update that replaces the S3 series of turning tools and significantly increases process reliability when machining with ceramic cutting materials. The tool system is primarily for use in the automotive and supplier industry for turning mass-produced cast-iron components with high-performance ceramics.
In recent years, cutting speeds have increasingly climbed, placing higher demands on clamping systems.

“In this sector, CeramTec acts as a system supplier, where we supply the turning tool together with the machining technology as an all-in-one solution,” says Johannes Schneider, senior product manager cutting tools, at CeramTec. “Brake discs are one of the core components for which we offer cutting solutions, an area where we have a high level of expertise. With the new iCT system, we provide turning tools with significantly increased performance, as well as a reduced inventory of spare parts, which makes it easier to handle for our customers.”

There is only one clamping screw type (high-strength class 12.9) for all iCT clamping fingers, as well as only one screw size for all different shims. Clamps are also available in different material versions up to a fully hardened metal variant, and can thus be adapted depending on the use case.

The different sizes come in different colours, so that assigning them to the right tool is easy. CeramTec’s iCT clamping system is available for all common insert types and their different applications.

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