ANC Introduces New Carbide Grade for Machining Stainless Steel

November 19, 2013

HOUSTON — American National Carbide (ANC) has announced the introduction of a new, state-of-the-art carbide grade for machining stainless steel.  Using the groundbreaking Synergy™ insert geometry as a platform, ANC has developed a complementary grade to its AN6105 grade for high-temperature alloys.

The new grade, AN6120, uses the same PVD nano coating technology with a hard, micro-grain substrate, which allows high-speed machining of stainless steel with double-digit increases in productivity over traditional grades.

"This is a real breakthrough and by far the best product for machining stainless steel we've ever developed," says D. Greg Stroud, President.  The new grade is also available in a variety of negative and positive rake inserts of standard shapes and sizes to provide a wide range of machining options.  All styles include the proprietary post-coating treatment, which ensures optimal chip control while reducing cutting forces.