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Coating Selection Chart

Coating NameCoating ColorHardness Coating Thickness
(µ = Microns)
Coefficient Of FrictionCoating Temp (°F)Definition / Common Use
TiN
(Titanium Nitride)
Gold 2300-2500 Industry Standard: 2.2µ - 3.2µ
Maximum Range: 1-8µ
DCT Tolerance: 2.5µ ± 20%
0.40700Great general purpose coating, a proven starter coating for numerous applications / Machining ferrous materials, modling, medical industry*
TiCN
(Titanium Carbo Nitride)
Rose 2800-3200 Industry Standard: 2.5µ - 3.5µ
Maximum Range: 1-8µ
DCT Tolerance: 2.8µ ± 20%
0.30800Improved hardness, toughness, wear resistance over TiN with very low COF / Stamping, punching, blanking, forming tools, tough machining, injection molding*
TiAlN
(Titanium Aluminum Nitride)
Dark Gray 2900-3100 Industry Standard: 1.8µ - 3.2µ
Maximum Range: 1-5µ
DCT Tolerance: 2.4µ ± 20%
0.35850Forgiving coating with high surface hardness at elevated temp / Dry machining, high temp. machin- ing, fast feed rate machining, hot forging*
AlTiN
(Aluminum Titanium Nitride)
Dark Gray 3000-3400 Industry Standard: 1.8µ - 3.2µ
Maximum Range: 1-5µ
DCT Tolerance: 2.5µ ± 20%
0.35800Versatile coating, low COF, higher breakdown temp then TiAIN / Machining cast iron. Any tough appli- cation in high temperatures, high temp drilling
TiAlSiN
(Titanium Aluminum Silicon Nitride)
Gray 3200-3500 Industry Standard: 1.8µ - 3.2µ
Maximum Range: 1-4µ
DCT Tolerance: 2.5µ ± 20%
0.35850Extremely hard and tough, higher breakdown temp then TiAIN/AITiN, excellent wear resistance when post treated / Machining in a corrosive environ- ment, machining aluminum, copper, metal form- ing, die cast molds*
ZrN
(Zirconium Nitride)
Pale Gold 2300-2500 Industry Standard: 2.2µ - 3.8µ
Maximum Range: 1-5µ
DCT Tolerance: 3.0µ ± 20%
0.35600Exceptional abrasion resistance and lubricity / General purpose machining, medical
CrN
(Chromium Nitride)
Silver 1800-2100 Industry Standard: 2.2µ - 3.8µ
Maximum Range: 1-5µ
DCT Tolerance: 3.0µ ± 20%
0.45700Great sliding wear resistance, ductile and helps prevent cold welding similar in use to hard chrome plating / Machining in a corrosive environment, machining alumium, copper, metal forming, die cast molds
AlCrN
(Aluminum Chromium Nitride)
Blue-Gray 3000-3200 Industry Standard: 1.8µ - 3.2µ
Maximum Range: 1-5µ
DCT Tolerance: 2.5µ ± 20%
0.35900Superb hot hardness with extraordinary wear resistance under extreme mechanical stress

*NOTE: Can be stripped and reapplied to add life to expensive components.

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