SELECT ADVANCED SPECIALTY COATING

Certain applications, materials or performances simply require the enhancement of a specialty coating and a knowledge of the properties of the coatings available. Temperature, friction resistance, hardness, lubricity, toughness and cohesion of the resulting process must be examined prior to the selection.

Each line of tool is designed with specific metals and applications in mind. Their unique, advanced geometries take into account the properties of each metal type and response when subjected to extremely high feed and speed rates. They not only perform well when compared to conventional tool designs, they perform as well as or better than their peers.

We designed our tools through nearly 70 years of innovation to produce high metal removal rates, resist the heat generated and maintain stability and strength. We use only virgin powder, micro-grain carbide manufactured in an extrusion-only process to eliminate micro-stress fractures and select coatings to reduce edgewear and transfer the heat to the chip, not your workpiece and not the tool.

INADVISABLEGENERAL PURPOSEFERROUS
Coating / SubstrateUNC
Uncoated
TiN
Titanium Nitride
TiCN
Titanium Carbon Nitride
TiAIN-X
Titanium Aluminum Nitride Nano
ALTiN-X Aluminum Titanium Nitride Nano
Applications / BenefitsGeneral purpose coating for machining ferrous materials. Improves tool life by acting as a thermal and chemical barrier between tool and workpiece. A good low cost alternative to AlTiN in applications with low material removal rates.Increased tool productivity over TiN with higher feed and speed capabilities. Considered supplemental and offered as an option when AlTiN-X cannot be used, as in applications which do not generate the speeds and feeds required for high cutting temperatures.High performance coating designed for machining in demanding, dry, hard metal milling applications. Excellent high temperature resistance and hardness. Maintains high surface hardness even at elevated temperatures, improving tool life and allowing faster feed rates.Premium coating for ferrous materials, the latest generation of AlTiN coating with a unique nanocomposite structure which improves hardness, heat resistance and toughness over traditional AlTiN coatings. Superior results, extended tool life and reduced cycle times over traditional AlTiN coatings in demanding applications.
MaterialsEasy to machine ferrous and non ferrous materialsModerate machinability ferrous, cast irons, brass, bronze, copper, plastics and high silicon aluminum alloys.Moderate to difficult to machine alloy steels, stainless steels, tool steels, titanium, inconel, nickel, and other aerospace materials.Moderate to difficult to machine hardened steels, stainless steels, tool steels, nickel based alloys, titanium alloys, inconel and other aerospace materials.
ColorGoldSilver-GreyDark Grey / BlackViolet / Black
StructureMonolayerGradientNano MonolayerNano Monolayer
Hardness (HV 0.05)2300 – 25003000 – 32003200 – 34003300 – 3800
Coefficient of Friction0.40 – 0.650.30 – 0.450.45 – 0.550.45 – 0.55
Coating Thickness1 – 41 – 41– 41 – 4
Max. Working Temp1100 F / 600 C750 F / 400 C1450 F / 800 C1650 F / 900 C
FERROUSNON-FERROUS/EXOTICSHI-TEMP & EXOTICS
Coating / SubstrateAlCrN / Si3N4
Aluminum Chromium Nitride Nano
AlTiN / Si3N4
Aluminum Titanium Nitride / Silicon Nitride
ZrN
Zirconium Nitride
TiB2
Titanium Diboride
DIA
Amorphous Diamond
Applications / BenefitsFeatures a unique nanocrystalline AlCrN deposit, where the voids are filled with Si3N4, creating a honeycomb effect which greatly increases both hardness and heat resistance. Designed to wear evenly and resist chipping which occurs in other materials, resulting in extremely high temperature resistance and consitent performance in challenging applications. Dry or wet, the AlCrN-X excels in interupted cuts.Features a unique nanocrystalline AlTiN deposit, where the voids are filled with Si3N4, creating a honeycomb effect which greatly increases both hardness and heat resistance. The hardness and heat resistant properties of this coating are the highest available, outside of DLC. Incredibly extended tool life and reduced cycle times when high speed machining without coolant.Excellent non-ferrous material solution due to high hardness, lubricity and abrasion resistance. Works well with gummy workpiece materials due to its lubricity and edge retention properties.Maintains extremely high metal removal rates in aluminum due to its incredibly low affinity to the material. Prevents edge material building up on the edge and chip packing. Has a high hardness, toughness and working temp making it an excellent cross over into hi-temp alloys.A thick crystaline diamond (CVD) is grown directly on the substrate. Hardness and abrasion resistance are increased for extended tool life in abrasive materials. Amorphous diamond is similar in performance to a CVD diamond, though it is deposited through a PVD process, reducing both price and performance in comparable materials. The thinner PVD coating lends well to machining applications which require a sharper tool edge.
MaterialsModerate to difficult to machine hardened steels, stainless steels, tool steels, nickel based alloys, titanium alloys, inconel and other aerospace materials.Moderate to difficult to machine hardened steels, stainless steels, tool steels, nickel based alloys, titanium alloys, inconel and other aerospace materials.Specifically designed for aluminum, works well in abrasive non ferrous alloys such as brass, copper, bronze, fiberglass and composites.High silicon aluminium alloys, titanium alloys, magnesium alloys and copper alloys.Abrasive materials, plastics, graphite, carbon fiber, high silicon alloys, composites, green carbides and green ceramics.
ColorSilver GreyBlue-BlackLight Gold / ChampagneLight Grey / SilverBlack
StructureNano CompositeNano CompositeMonolayerMonolayerMonolayer
Hardness (HV 0.05)4000 – 42004400 -46002300 – 25003800 – 42008500 – 10000
Coefficient of Friction0.35 – 0.400.40 – 0.450.50 – 0.600.40 – 0.500.05 – 0.30
Coating Thickness1 – 51 – 42 – 51 – 30.5 – 8
Max. Working Temp2010 F / 1100 C2190 F / 1200 C1100 F / 600 C1550 F / 850 C1100 F / 600 C