Innovation & Technology

Innovation & Technology

Tailor-made solutions for cutting tools and wear resistance

Your application – our challenge!

Customized carbide solutions

We guarantee to always find the perfect solution for you, whether for wear protection, wood and stone working, or the manufacturing of cutting and precision tools. We also offer rods and preforms made from particularly high-performing carbide grades. The most important thing for us is that we understand your needs and the processes associated with them. With these in mind we get to work developing a carbide product tailor-made to your requirements.

  • Application engineering at its finest

    Our customers benefit from decades of experience as well as unrivalled knowledge of how materials behave in practice. Our experts examine your application process in detail and adjust the development phase to match it as closely as possible. We like to call this "application engineering".


    Your development partner

    As your long-term development partner we can also find customized carbide solutions for the most demanding applications. Together with technological frontrunners from other industries, we keep tapping into new fields of application.

    Application engineering

State-of-the-art systems engineering

During the development phase we put the latest prototypes to the test. In this vein, CERATIZIT has invested in the cutting tools department by opening the Tooling Academy, its very own machinery using the most up-to-date analytical technology, which provides a realistic environment for exploring practical tool solutions. This guarantees consistently improved production both in terms of performance and reliability.


The process technology of carbide production

Here at CERATIZIT our carbide parts are made using the latest high-performance production techniques: from direct pressing to indirect shaping, extrusion and metal injection moulding (MIM).

New day - new carbide solution

Our innovations are the key to your success

Investment in carbide innovation

CERATIZIT creates competitive advantages through the setting of new technological standards and development of innovative materials and coatings as well as unique carbide products. We invest continuously in fundamental research, process technology, product development and application technology.


Technological leader

As a technological frontrunner in the carbide industry we have over 1.000 patents worldwide and employ more than 200 employees in R&D. We also cooperate with universities and leading research institutes across Europe.


The "Plansee Seminar"

As a subsidiary of the Plansee Group, we contribute attend the "Plansee Seminar" every four years, which takes place in Reutte, Austria. Along with 500 other international participants, we use the largest global conference for the powder metallurgy of refractory metals and hard materials as a platform for scientific exchange. We're always on top of current research developments and implement up-to-date knowledge into the carbide solutions we design.



A world first: The multi-layer CVD coating "COLORSTAR" improves the service life and reliability of tools. Coloured coating means that any signs of wear are directly visible. When cutting edges wear out over time, their surface structure changes and so does the colour too.

Prize-winning: Products, Service and Responsibility

Our innovation Hall of Fame

We have received a number of awards for our ground-breaking wear protection technology and innovative tungsten carbide tool solutions. Our customers have been won over by our successful partnerships and intelligent environmental practices. Take a look at our track record from recent years.

MM Innovation Product Award in Metal Cutting Industry


MM Innovation Product Award in Metal Cutting Industry

CERATIZIT Shanghai was awarded the MM Innovation Product Award 2021 in Metal Cutting Industry for the KOMflex by MM (MaschinenMarkt) China on April 13th in Beijing. The world's only spindle head to communicate with the measuring stylus' wireless interface, the KOMflex enables automatic diameter correction for precision holes in closed-loop operation (machine, measure, correct). This shortens production times and ensures more accurate and cost-effective workpiece machining.