AlTiN – Aluminum Titanium Nitride (Dark Purple-Black)
APPLICATIONS: The workhorse coating. Suitable for high velocity machining of all ferrous metals including nickel based hi temp alloys and stainless.
ADVANTAGE: Excellent heat insulation, dry machining. Creates oxidized layer for built-in lubricity.
Tin – Titanium Nitride (Golden Yellow)
APPLICATIONS: The basic choice for machining of all metals both ferrous and nonferrous. Stable tool protection.
ADVANTAGE: Good general-purpose coating.
TiCN – Titanium Carbo Nitride (Bronze – Metallic)
APPLICATIONS: Cast Aluminum, Cast Iron, Tool Steels over 40HRc, Interrupted Cutting.
ADVANTAGE: High shock resistance, High hardness & abrasion resistance.
ZrN – Zirconium Nitride (Gold-Metallic)
APPLICATIONS: Excellent for aggressive machining aluminum, brass and copper. Also great for UN-AGED Titanium (Best choice for hard or aged Titanium is AlTSiN)
ADVANTAGE: Extra lubricity over TiN. Reduces chip welding.
AlCrN (Upon Request) – Aluminum Chromium Nitride (Slate-Gray)
APPLICATIONS: High Microhardness with remarkable resistance to heat. Very Thin coating with low Coefficient of Friction. Especially proficient in exotic alloys.
ADVANTAGE: The top performer. Use for the most stringent of applications.