ALTiN Coating (Titanium Aluminum Nitride)
ALTIN is a high performance coating for milling, tapping and drilling in stainless steels, carbon steels, alloy steels, titanium and cast iron. This coating is extremely heat resistant and can be used with or without coolant. It is exceptional in difficult to machine materials where adhesive wear is particularly high and can be run at much higher speeds and feeds than all other coatings.
ALCRO-MAX is a Triple Platit Coating based on AlCrN with a titanium addition. Triple Coatings are deposited with 3 sections freely programmed in one batch. ALCRO-MAX has been engineered to give an optimum balance between the toughness of the core layer and the abrasion resistance of the top nano-layer. Titanium’s addition reduces the adhesive wear compared to conventional AlCrN coatings, increases the micro-hardness up to 3500Hv and stops the crack propagation through the coating. ALCRO-MAX is mostly suitable when machining tool steel and shows excellent behavior for wet and MQL (minimum quantity lubrication) conditions.
TiCN (Titanium Carbonitride)
A general purpose coating that offers improved wear resistance to abrasive, adhesive, or difficult to machine materials such as cast iron, aluminum alloys, steels, copper and more. This is a common used substitute when the advantages of ALTiN cannot be used, as in applications that cannot generate the speeds and feeds required for higher cutting temperatures. TiCN is harder and more impact resistant than TiN and can improve tool life by as much as 800%.
TiN (Titanium Nitride)
A special multilayer coating for edge retention and corrosion resistance when used on a wide range of materials including iron based, hardened steels, and stainless steels. Typically TiN is used in applications with lower cutting speeds than TiCN and ALTiN but often improves the tool’s lifetime by a factor of three or more.
ZRN (Zirconium Nitride)
ZRN is a high performance coating for milling non-ferrous materials such as aluminum. It prevents edge build up that is typical in soft and sticky materials.