Carbide Tools services the automotive industry, medical industry, heavy equipment, automotive and aerospace industry

In House
PVD Coating

     Our in-house pvd coating, now with 3 coating vessels, is your competitive edge when it comes to getting the job done fast. While some manufacturers take up to a week or more to outsource their coating, Carbide Tools cuts your waiting time to a fraction of our competitors with our state of the art PLATIT PL200, PL201 and PL 50 PVD Coating vessels.

     With a large variety of coatings to choose from and a knowledgeable engineering team, we can find the right coating to make your application more cost effective and productive. Coating your tools with one of our various coating structures is sure to increase your speeds and feeds while extending your tool life.

     Contact Us for more information on our coating process and different types of coating options.

Coating Specifications
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Name
Nanohardness
up to (GPa)
Thickness
(µm)
Friction (fretting)
coefficient
Maximum Usages
Temperature (°C)
  TiN

TIN

TiNProperties
Name: TiN
Color: Gold
Nanohardness up to [GPa]: 24
Thickness [µm]: 1-7
Friction (fretting) coefficient: 0,55
Maximum Usage Temperature [°C]: 600

 

Usage
The general-purpose coating for cutting, forming, injection molding as well as tribological applications.

TiN 24 1-7 0,55 600
  TiAlN

TiAlN

TiAlNProperties
Name: TiAlN
Color: Violet-Black
Nanohardness up to [GPa]: 35/28
Thickness [µm]: 1-4
Friction (fretting) coefficient: 0,50/0,60
Maximum Usage Temperature [°C]: 800/700

 

Usage
The new universal high-performance coating for cutting (drilling, milling, reaming, turning). Also suitable for dry machining.

TiAlN
35
1-4
0,60
700
  AlTiN

AlTiN

AlTiNProperties
Name: AlTiN
Color: Black
Nanohardness up to [GPa]: 38
Thickness [µm]: 1-4
Friction (fretting) coefficient: 0,7
Maximum Usage Temperature [°C]: 900

 

Usage
Special high-performance PLATIT coating.

  • very high aluminum content
  • very high heat resistance
  • for dry high speed machining
  • especially for hard machining

Monolayer: for stable finishing and roughing
Multilayer: for interrupted cuts

AlTiN
38
1-4
0,70
900
  TiCN

TiCN

TiCNProperties
Name: TiCN
Color: Blue-Grey
Nanohardness up to [GPa]: 37
Thickness [µm]: 1-4
Friction (fretting) coefficient: 0,2
Maximum Usage Temperature [°C]: 400

 

Usage
Conventional carbon nitride coating.

  • for interrupted cutting
  • for milling and tapping
  • for stamping, punching and forming

TiCN
37
1-4
0,20
400
  TiAlCN

TiAlCN

TiAlCNProperties
Name: TiAlCN
Color: Burgundy-Violet
Nanohardness up to [GPa]: 33
Thickness [µm]: 1-4
Friction (fretting) coefficient: 0,3
Maximum Usage Temperature [°C]: 500

 

Usage

  • for milling, hobbing and tapping
  • for stamping and punching
  • with high toughness
  • with high hardness
  • with high heat resistance
  • with low friction coefficient

TiAlCN
33
1-4
0,30
500
  ZrN

ZrN

ZrNProperties
Name: ZrN
Color: White-Gold
Nanohardness up to [GPa]: 20
Thickness [µm]: 1-4
Friction (fretting) coefficient: 0,4
Maximum Usage Temperature [°C]: 550

 

Usage
Ti-free monolayer coating. Effectively reduces the built up edges when machining aluminum and titanium alloys.

ZrN
20
1-4
0,40
550