Hard turning with PCBN cutting material is defined as the process of single point cutting of part pieces that have hardness values over 45HRC. CBN is mainly used to turn parts in the region of 58-68HRC.
What is PCBN?
Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride (PCBN) is a man-made product and found nowhere in any form in nature. Its unique properties of high hardness (only diamond is harder), its ability to keep its hardness at elevated temperatures makes PCBN an ideal cutting material for machining hard and abrasive ferrous materials.