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Greenleaf Introduces XSYTIN-360 New Solid Ceramic End Mills

By Greenleaf Corporation Press Release

Saegertown, PA—Feb 10—Greenleaf Corporation has announced XSYTIN-360, a new line of high-performance solid ceramic end mills, to the global market. XSYTIN-360 end mills combine Greenleaf’s phase-toughened XSYTIN-1 substrate with a unique cutting geometry that offers ten times higher productivity and tremendous cost savings, according to the company. The strength of the material allows the user to apply chip loads similar to solid-carbide end mills with higher speeds common to ceramic machining. The new ceramic end mills provide customers with significant increases in productivity over current solid-carbide or ceramic products, according to Greenleaf.

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XSYTIN-360 end mills combine Greenleaf’s phase-toughened XSYTIN-1 substrate with a unique cutting geometry that offers ten times higher productivity and tremendous cost savings, according to the company.

Greenleaf’s XSYTIN-1 material, introduced in 2016, was engineered to machine a wider variety of materials than any other ceramic in the industry. The structure of this phase-toughened ceramic exhibits high wear resistance and outstanding thermal shock resistance, which makes XSYTIN-360 end mills highly predictable, versatile, high-performance products, according to the company.

XSYTIN-360 end mills have shown high material removal rates and resulted in increased productivity on a wide range of materials. They have proven to be extremely effective when machining a variety of different materials including high-temperature alloys, 3D-printed sintered high-temperature alloys, hardened steels, ductile cast irons, and compacted graphite iron (CGI). In hardened steels specifically, the tool life of XSYTIN-360 end mills has proven to be equal to high-performance carbide end mills when run at high-end speeds (11,460 rpm), while also removing over 73 cubic inches (over 1,200 cubic cm) of material, according to Greenleaf.

“I am extremely excited about the introduction of XSYTIN-360 and the performance advantages these end mills offer to our customers. As the world leader in ceramic innovation, we worked hard to make sure that our entry into the end mill market was one of true innovation, differentiation, and value,” said Bernie McConnell, Executive Vice President - Commercial at Greenleaf Corporation. “We believe we have achieved our goal! The high-performance solid round tool market opens up a whole new opportunity for Greenleaf to expand our presence and market share with new and existing customers.”

According to Greenleaf, features and benefits of XSYTIN-360 end mills include:

  • Unique flute design minimizes cutting forces, which reduces vibrations and optimizes tool life
  • XSYTIN-1 ceramic material provides ultra-high strength and wear resistance at extreme feed rates
  • Four-flute design allows for maximum material removal in slotting, pocketing, and profiling applications
  • Overall length of the end mills provides the option for regrind capabilities
  • A broad application range means numerous machining centers are capable of running the end mills
  • Versatile end mills with twice the feed rate capability and a much broader speed range
  • Increased material removal rates (MRR) of 100 percent over carbide solutions

Ideally suited for machining materials in the aerospace, automotive, die & mold, and power generation industries, XSYTIN-360 inch and metric end mills are available now. For more information, visit www.greenleafcorporation.com/xsytin-360.php or contact Customer Service at 1-814-763-2915.

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