NA 121

DIN Standards Committee Tools and Clamping Devices

Standards [CURRENT]

Classification and application of hard cutting materials for metal removal with defined cutting edges - Designation of the main groups and groups of application (ISO 513:2012)

Title (German)

Klassifizierung und Anwendung von harten Schneidstoffen für die Metallzerspanung mit geometrisch bestimmten Schneiden - Bezeichnung der Hauptgruppen und Anwendungsgruppen (ISO 513:2012)


The standard DIN ISO 513 specifies the classification and application of hard cutting materials, including hard metals (carbides), ceramics, diamond and boron nitride, for machining by chip removal, and establishes their application. It is not applicable to other uses (mining and other percussion tools, wire drawing dies, tools operating by deformation of the metal and comparator contact tips and similar). The International Standard ISO 513:2012 has been prepared by ISO/TC 29/SC 9 "Tools with cutting edges made of hard cutting materials" in collaboration with German experts of DIN Standards Committee Tools and Clamping Devices (FWS) at Working Committee NA 121-01-12 AA "Dreh-und Bohrwerkzeuge mit Wendeschneidplatten aus harten Schneidstoffen" ("Turning- and drilling tools with indexable inserts made of hard cutting materials").

Responsible national committee

NA 121-01-12 AA - Turning- and drilling tools  

Edition 2014-05
Original language German
Translation English
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