Ceramic Head Cuts One Of The Toughest Metals In The World

Ceramic Head Cuts One Of The Toughest Metals In The World

That big block of metal is inconel, an extremely tough “austenitic nickel-chromium-based superalloy”, one of the strongest metals known to humans, used in “in extreme environments subjected to pressure and heat” like nuclear plants. How do you cut such a hard thing? Let’s watch a video.

That’s a ceramic head rotating at very high speed. There are other ways — like water cutters — but only ceramic cutters can machine inconel at high speed.