Kennametal’s Beyond inserts for the FixPerfect system feature a specially shaped pocket that, with a clamping stud, locking pin, and tangentially mounted precision ground insert, results in high clamping forces and low cutting forces for good chip control and improved process stability. The inserts match the pocket shape, which protects unused cutting edges. Productivity improves because the pin is loosened, not removed, to index the insert. The inserts have micropolished edges that improve edge toughness, post-coat treatment that reduces depth-of-cut notching, and a fine-grained alumina layer that enhances coating integrity at higher cutting speeds. Five grades include two, four, or eight cutting edges.