February 21, 2018
Perfect Point Launches Carbonite Carbide Tool
Perfect Point and Jinzhou Precision Carbide have released the new patented Carbonite carbide Tool. Carbonite is an enhanced hybrid single-flute geometry with a proprietary coating. It is designed for ultra-high technology, extremely high-aspect-ratio builds, and HSLL substrates.
Carbonite offers excellent accuracy due to a significantly thicker web design. The single-flute geometry offers a much greater flute volume allowing for better debris evacuation as compared to traditional two-flute designs.
In addition to these design attributes, Carbonite has a proprietary coating allowing for improved wear resistance and better debris evacuation. The lubricious finish of the tool results in a cooler drilling process. This coating is only a fraction of the cost of Diamond-like coatings and results in cleaner holes and dramatically improved HWQ.
Shane Stewart, VP of Perfect Point, said, “We are delighted to introduce our new Carbonite tools to North America. This revolutionary design will allow PCB manufacturers to eliminate the need for premium backup and entry materials. Our Carbonite tools perform better than Diamond-coated tools at a much lower cost.”
Standard two-flute designs have more flute volume near the point, and less near the shoulder. This flute volume mismatch causes debris pressure within the flutes and creates greater frictional contact against the hole wall. This frictional contact generates heat and causes wear. Hybrid single-flute tools have an equal flute volume at tip and shoulder for a more consistent debris evacuation, minimalizing heat and wear during the drilling process.
The thicker web of the tool provides excellent rigidity, therefore this tool is offered in extended flute lengths allowing for aspect ratios exceeding 30:1.
As can be seen below, Carbonite is a much stronger and rigid tool design that will drill much straighter and is far less prone to deflection.
Carbonite’s proprietary coating has a hardness rating of Hv3500~7000 and friction coefficient of ≤0.1. The coating provides a significant reduction in carbide surface abrasion, which helps maintain sharp cutting surfaces for prolonged tool life. The cost of the coating is only a fraction of the cost of ownership for diamond-like coatings.
About Perfect Point
Perfect Point Precision Carbide Tools, established in April 2006, has an exclusive relationship with Jinzhou Precision Carbide Company. Together, they provide the world’s highest quality carbide cutting tools and re-sharpening services. With four locations, Perfect Point provides JIT services to its North American customers. The company has several Patented cutting tool Geometries which are certain to improve yields and reduce costs in the Drilling Department.
The Company has recently expanded its portfolio of cutting tool products and solutions for the automotive, aerospace, and the precision machining markets. Along with industry leading cutting tool products, Perfect Point has the most knowledgeable engineering support team in the industry.