Minitools Coating

TiCN – Titanium Carbo Nitride Coating



CHARACTERISTICS

The TiCN coating is an evolution of TiN: in practice, it is used as Carbon interstitial element of the TiN grid; this is tensioning the coating, increasing very much the hardness, but also its fragility.

The TiCN coating produced by miniToolsCoating is characterized by a particular graduation of the percentage of carbon present in the layer, designed to obtain high toughness property, while preserving the characteristic hardness of this coating.

The presence of Carbon allows a reduction of the friction coefficient, as well as the reduction of the chemical affinity of the coating in respect of non-ferrous material, and increases the resistance to corrosion.

The presence of Carbon allows the effective use of TiCN until the operating temperature reaches, even locally, the 420 °C.

 

APPLICATIONS

HSS tools for drilling, tapping and milling, especially for machining of non-ferrous metals, such as aluminum or bronze, and light alloys.

We produce a special version, called TiCN BRONZE, specific for application on steel hobs for bronze worm wheel cut which, together with our resharpening precision, allows optimum tools performance.

It is generally indicated in shearing and shaping operations of non-ferrous materials and metal sheets with galvanizing treatments, such as aluminized, galvanized or pre-tinned  sheets.

 

COLOUR HARDNESS ELASTIC MODULUS E OXIDATION TEMPERATURE FRICTION COEFFICIENT 100Cr6 COATING TEMPERATURE TYPICAL THIKNESS
Grey/blue 3200 ± 60 HV 310 ± 10 GPa 420°C/td> 0,30 450°C 0,5-3µm