- Cermet is a composite of ceramic and metallic materials. It can be used in high-strength and high-temperature applications.
- Carbide resists abrasion and high cutting temperatures. It can run at higher speeds and is harder than high-speed steel.
- Silicon nitride is a ceramic composite of silicon and nitrogen that can be fabricated in several ways, each resulting in specific properties. It is often used in high-endurance and high-temperature applications such as high-speed rough turning and rough and finish milling of cast irons.