TiCN – Titanium Carbo-Nitride

Coating with high hardness and low friction

The TiCN coating is an evolution of TiN: Carbon is used as interstitial element in the TiN grid; this tensions the coating, highly increasing its hardness, but also its fragility.

The TiCN coating produced by miniToolsCoating is characterized by a particular graduation of the Carbon percentage in the layer, designed to offer a good toughness while preserving the peculiar hardness of this coating.

The presence of Carbon allows a reduction of the coefficient of friction, reduces the chemical affinity of the coating to non-ferrous materials and increases resistance to corrosion.

The presence of Carbon allows to effectively use TiCN until the operating temperature reaches 350°C, even at a local level.


When to use the TiCN coating



CHIP REMOVAL TOOLS

HSS tools for drilling, tapping and milling, particularly for the machining of non-ferrous materials, such as aluminium or bronze, and light alloys.

SHEARING AND DRAWING DIES

Suitable in general for the shearing and forming of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, stainless steel and metal sheets that are treated galvanically, such as aluminized, galvanized or pre-tinned metal sheets.

PLASTIC MOULDS

Its particularly thin structure and low coefficient of friction allow excellent results in the moulding of plastic loaded with carbon or glass fibres.

Coating with high hardness and low friction

The TiCN coating is an evolution of TiN: Carbon is used as interstitial element in the TiN grid; this tensions the coating, highly increasing its hardness, but also its fragility.

The TiCN coating produced by miniToolsCoating is characterized by a particular graduation of the Carbon percentage in the layer, designed to offer a good toughness while preserving the peculiar hardness of this coating.

The presence of Carbon allows a reduction of the coefficient of friction, reduces the chemical affinity of the coating to non-ferrous materials and increases resistance to corrosion.

The presence of Carbon allows to effectively use TiCN until the operating temperature reaches 350°C, even at a local level.

 

Quando utilizzare il rivestimento TiCN


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Technical features of the coating

Coating colour Hardness Elastic modulus E Oxidation temp. Coeff. of friction on 100Cr6 Deposition temp. Typical thickness
Blue grey 3200 ± 60 HV 310 ± 10 GPa 420°C 0,30 450°C 1-3 μm