100th anniversary drill: KOMET KUB 100

100th anniversary drill: KOMET KUB 100

One of the tooling highlights from CERATIZIT at AMB 2018

The combined expertise of two global tool specialists KOMET and CERATIZIT has come together in a joint development project to mark the 100th anniversary of KOMET. The result – indexable insert drill the KUB 100 – delivers top-quality performance in the machining of extremely diverse materials. CERATIZIT will be appearing at AMB 2018 in Hall 1, Stand B10/12, and in the CERATIZIT Jacques Lanners Hall (Hall 3), Stand B11.

KOMET has been an established specialist in drilling with indexable inserts for more than forty years. CERATIZIT has been a familiar name in carbide and coating solutions for 95 years and has produced many innovations in this sector. The combination of this expertise in a joint development project led to the creation of the new KUB 100, which provides excellent quality, handling, performance and reliability.

The development team successfully united the innovative ideas of the two in a single new, high-performance product. Many years of experience in designing base bodies using the Finite Element Method (FEM) enabled the team to design large chip channels without significant detriment to the rigidity or tensile strength. This created space for effective chip removal. The innovative indexable insert contour along with modern chip breaker geometry ensures effective chip control during bore machining of a variety of different workpiece materials. These geometric features have significantly improved spot drilling results in particular. This makes the drilling process incredibly efficient.

Powder metallurgical expertise, state-of-the-art coating technology and innovative tool design have come together to create a milestone in drilling technology. One grade, one indexable insert geometry (interior and exterior) – for all common workpiece materials. This reduces complexity in handling, as well as the cost of keeping items in stock. This makes the KUB 100 a high-performance all-rounder providing the ultimate in productivity and reliability.

The KUB 100 represents the first joint development project between KOMET and CERATIZIT and is a clear indication of the way the team has successfully integrated in a short period of time. It comes as no surprise then that the tool resulting from this project represents state-of-the-art technology in the indexable insert drill sector, featuring excellent performance, handling, process capability and efficiency.

The KOMET KUB 100 drill will be launched at AMB 2018 in length/diameter ratio 3xD and in diameters from 14 to 27 mm.


100th anniversary drill, the KOMET KUB 100: This top-quality drill combines the expertise of two global tool specialists KOMET and CERATIZIT, a partnership which will be on show for the first time in the CERATIZIT Jacques Lanners Hall (Hall 3). Images: CERATIZIT

CERATIZIT – passion and pioneering spirit for carbides

For over 95 years, CERATIZIT has been a pioneer developing exceptional hard material products for cutting tools and wear protection. The privately owned company, based in Mamer, Luxembourg, develops and manufactures highly specialised carbide cutting tools, inserts and rods made of hard materials as well as wear parts. We are the market leader in several wear part application areas, and successfully develop new types of carbide, cermet and ceramic grades which are used for instance in the wood and stone working industry.

With over 9,000 employees at 34 production sites and a sales network of over 70 branch offices, the Group is a global player in the carbide industry. Our international network also includes the subsidiaries KOMET, WNT, and Becker Diamantwerkzeuge, as well as the joint venture CB-CERATIZIT. As a leader in materials technology, we continuously invest in research and development and hold over 1,000 patents. Our innovative carbide solutions are used in mechanical engineering and tool construction and many other industries including the automotive, aerospace, oil and medical sectors.

We are active on the market through the seven competence brands Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT, Toolmaker Solutions by CERATIZIT, Tool Solutions by CERATIZIT as well as Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT, KOMET, WNT and KLENK.