Case History #1:
  • Brazed Carbide Dovetail (TiN)
  • Workpiece: 1018 Carbon Steel
  • Shaving .001-.002”
  • Results:
Uncoated: 15 Minutes Run Time
Coated: 8 Hours Run Time
Resharpened/Not Recoated:  2 Hrs Run Time; 3 Resharpenings
Resharpened & Recoated:     8 Hrs Run Time; 8 Resharpenings
32 times the tool life (Coated vs Uncoated)
  • Coating Cost - $8 - $16 per tool, depending on size

Case History #2:
  • Micromachining with .018 TiN-Coated Carbide Endmill
  • Workpiece: 303 Stainless Steel
  • Tip Breaks @ Failure
  • Results:
Uncoated (@ 30,000 rpm): 25 - 50 parts
Coated (@ 60,000 rpm): 100 - 200 parts
4x Tool Life @ 2x the Machining Rate
Save 3 of 4 Tool Changes
Eliminate 3 of 4 First Article Inspections
  • Coating Cost - $2.00 per tool,
Titanium Nitride (TiN) Coating
Titanium Nitride Coating Hardness Chart
Titanium nitride (TiN) coating is wear resistant and reduces friction. Use it on cutting tools, punches, dies and injection mold components to improve tool life two to ten times, or more.

Medical device manufacturers use TiN coating to reduce galling between sliding components, help retain sharp edges on surgical instruments, and differentiate their products from the competition.

If you are serious about improving your manufacturing operations, coating your tools with titanium nitride is a good place to start.

TiN coating is easily stripped from tool steels.  This makes TiN an ideal coating for applications that use expensive tooling such as injection molding and forming.
  • All-Purpose coating
  • Provides 2 - 10 x the tool life vs. uncoated tools.
  • Biocompatible, used on many medical instruments and implantable devices.

  • Cutting Tools
  • Punching and Forming
  • Injection Molding
  • Medical
  • Wear Components

  • Thickness: .0001" - .0002"
  • Hardness: 2400 - 2600 Hv
  • Deposition Temp. 700 - 800°F

Material Safety Data Sheets:
Titanium Nitride (TiN) Coated Can Die
TiN Coated Dovetail
TiN Coated End Mill
PVD Coatings Offered:
Alpha    TiCN     TiAlN / AlTiN     CrN     TiN
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Fridley, MN  55432-2507
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