The objective of regrinding and/or downsizing inserts is to effectively reuse used carbide inserts. We look at tooling as an unavoidable incurred cost to you; why not get the most life possible out of these tools?
Regrinds and downsized inserts generally run at approximately ½ the cost of a new insert. Of course, the quantities ordered affect pricing and monthly blanket releases will offer the best savings. Regrinds give up nothing in terms of performance and life to new inserts, making it practically a no braier!
Another feature, North American Carbide will credit the customer for scrap carbide that cannot be reclaimed. Just ship your used carbide to us and we will sort and identify what can be reworked and you will be credited for the unusable carbide. On-site evaluation is also offered at no extra cost.
Not only do we regrind and downsize carbide and Ceramic, but we also do the following for any PCD and CBN tipped inserts;
1. Relapping Inserts:
This is the simplest and least expensive way of reworking your PCD & CBN tooling inserts. The wear on your insert is measured and we simply grind back your cutting edge to clean up the wear. Edge preps if any are reapplied and you get back a good as new cutting tool at the fraction of the price of a new one. You can also rellap your tool without changing the IC, this tool can then be used in its original holder
2. Resetting Inserts:
In this process the wear on your insert is measured and a shim of equal or greater size is placed behind the inserts tip. The original geometry of your tool is then ground back on giving you a brand new cutting tool.
3. Retipping Inserts:
In this process we simply remove the used tip from its carbide body. A brand new tip is re-brazed to the tool saving you the cost of having to replace the body.