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Greenleaf Introduces WG-700



Greenleaf has introduced a new whisker-reinforced ceramic grade, WG-700, a completely new whisker-reinforced ceramic insert designed to be the most sophisticated ceramic insert developed by Greenleaf, the company said. WG-700's substrate benefits from an optimized whisker load, which improves its crack- and wear-resistance characteristics while increasing its overall strength. Greenleaf's new, proprietary "Platinum" nano-layered coating provides low-friction machining in both wet and dry environments, high temperature stability, abrasion resistance, oxidation resistance and chemical inertness. The end result is a strong, wear-resistant, mechanical-shock resistant ceramic grade that is capable of much higher metal-removal rates, the company said.

"Our goal for WG-700 was to create an insert that could consistently machine high-strength alloys at speeds in excess of 1,000 SFM," said President Jim Greenleaf. "Not only did we achieve our goal, but we found that we'd also created a grade that is capable of those extreme speeds at higher feed rates and with better tool life than any of our other whisker grades."

"The introduction of WG-700 is aimed at delivering comprehensive solutions for machining the new classes of difficult-to-cut materials entering the marketplace from new high-strength alloy materials to composites," said a company spokesperson. "As the cost to manufacture these materials increases and profit margins decrease in an ever-competitive global economy, it is becoming more important than ever for manufacturers to maximize their machining processes."

For more information contact:

Greenleaf Corporation

18695 Greenleaf Drive

Saegertown, PA 16433

800-458-1850 / 814-763-2915

www.greenleafcorporation.com

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