Heavy Turning Inserts
The manufacture of rolls for use in steel making is an area where machinability has been decreased significantly by the introduction of alloyed materials, especially chromium content. In addition, the use of forged rolls is increasing, and centrifugally cast products with high hardness levels and surface contamination are another challenge.

Ceramic cutting tools such as Greenleaf's GEM-7™ composite material and WG-300® whiskered material are finding an important place in heavy turning when combined with rigid, well-designed holding systems.

Greenleaf has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of heavy turning tooling systems. For more than thirty years, we have supplied O.E.M. packages to many of the largest lathe manufacturers, both domestic and overseas.

We will be pleased to quote tooling systems for any type of machine to effectively use ceramic or carbide inserts.