voestalpine eifeler Coatings North America

Coating Selection Guide

PVD - voestalpine eifeler Coatings - Properties and Applications

Coating Material Microhardness HV 0.05 Friction Coefficient Against Steel (Dry) Coating Thickness

(μm)

Thermal Threshold Color of the Coating Key Characteristics Key Applications Ultrafine Duplex Biocompatible Primary Applications
TiN

Titanium Nitride

TiN

2300 ± 300 0.6 2 – 4 500°C

900ºF

 gold standard, all purpose coating  Cutting

Punching/ Forming 

Medical 

 ultrafine Available

Biocompatible

  • machining/cutting of iron based materials
  • metal forming
  • plastic molding 
TiCN Titanium Carbo-Nitride 

TiCN (ML)

 3500 ± 500 0.2  2 – 4 400ºC

750ºF 

blue gray  high hardness, excellent abrasive and wear resistance, enhanced toughness Cutting

Punching/ Forming

Medical

ultrafine Available

Biocompatible

  • machining of difficult-to-machine alloy steels
  • high performance cutting where moderate temperatures are generated at the cutting edge
  •  excellent for metal forming (stainless steel)
ZrN Zirconium Nitride 

ZrN

 2800 ± 300  0.5 1 – 4 600ºC

1100ºF

pale yellow decorative color, good wear and corrosion resistance  Cutting

Punching/ Forming

Medical

 Biocompatible
  • cast aluminum and generally non-ferrous materials machining 
  • machining of fiberglass, nylon and most polymer materials
  • forming and punching
CrN Chromium Nitride  

CrN

 2000 ± 200 0.3-0.4 1 – 6 600ºC

1100°F

 silver-gray low stress / good adhesion, high toughness and corrosion resistance  Forming Duplex Available
  • metal forming
  • plastic molding 
EXXTRAL plus Aluminum Titanium Nitride 

ALTiN (stacked) 

 3300 ± 300  0.7 2 – 5 800°C

1470°F

anthracite  high hardness, very good oxidation resistance   Cutting  
  • machining of hardened steel work pieces
  • for use on round shank carbide tools
  • high speed operations, semi-dry or dry machining
EXXTRAL blue  Aluminum Titanium Nitride (with additives)

AlTiN (nanostructured)

3500 ± 500 0.7  2 – 5 900ºC

1650°F 

blue-violet  extreme wear resistance at high temperature, excellent oxidation resistance   Cutting  
  • cutting abrasive or hard materials
  • machining of hardned steel (>55 HRc)
  • high performance machining, semi-dry or dry machining 
CROSAL-plus Aluminum Chromium Nitride

AlCrN

3200 ± 300 0.45 2 -5  1100°C

2012ºF 

slate-gray  extreme hot hardness, high oxidation resistance and high adhesive strength   Cutting

Punching/ Forming

 
  • cutting: high performance cutting, hobbing, dry broaching
  • forming/punching
 SISTRAL  Aluminum Titanium Nitride (with additives)

AlTiN (Nanostructured)

3500 ± 500  0.7 1 – 3 900°C

1650°F 

 anthracite  extreme wear resistance at high temperature, excellent oxidation resistance  Cutting

Punching/ Forming

 ultrafine Available
  • excellent choice for cutting under extreme conditions (hard, abrasive materials, high speed, dry cutting) 
 TIGRAL  Aluminum Chromium Titanium Nitride

AlCrTiN

3300 ± 300 0.6 3 – 5 900°C

1650ºF

dark gray high oxidation resistance, high protection against abrasive wear Cutting

Forming

Duplex Available
  • machining under dry conditions
  • hot forming sheet metals
  • die casting
 VARIANTA  Titanium Aluminum

TiAlN (ML)

3500 ± 500   0.7 2 – 4   800°C

1470°F

anthracite  high hardness, very good oxidation resistance   Cutting

Forming

Medical

Biocompatible 
  • coating for a wide range of carbide, cermet and high speed steel tooling
  • machining of cast iron and nickel based high temperature alloys
  • high speed operations semi-dry or dry machining 
 VARIANTIC  Titanium Aluminum Carbo-Nitride

TiAlCN (ML)

3500 ± 500   0.2 2 – 4 800°C

1470ºF 

old rose   low friction, high oxidation resistance Cutting

Punching/ Forming

Medical

 Duplex Available

Biocompatible

  • coating for a wide range of carbide, cermet and high speed steel tooling
  • machining of all types of steel under dry as well as wet machining conditions
  • drawing, stamping, punching, forming tools for processing of high and low alloy steel

1) depends on size of tools, for micro tools also smaller thicknesses necessary

 

Other application specific coatings available upon request. For further information and contact details please check our website: www.eifeler.com/northamerica
This information is based upon our present state of knowledge and is intended to provide general notes on products and their uses. It should not, therefore, be construed as a warranty of specific properties of the products described, or, as a warranty of suitability for a particular purpose.

Rev_3 July3/2018.

  TiN TiCN ZrN CrN EXXTRAL plus EXXTRAL blue CROSAL-plus SISTRAL TIGRAL VARIANTA VARIANTIC
Coating Material Titanium Nitride

TiN

Titanium Carbo-Nitride

TiCN (ML)

Zirconium Nitride

ZrN

Chromium Nitride

CrN

Aluminum Titanium Nitride

ALTiN (stacked)

Aluminum Titanium Nitride (with additives)

AlTiN (nanostructured)

Aluminum Chromium Nitride

AlCrN

Aluminum Titanium Nitride (with additives)

AlTiN (Nanostructured)

Aluminum Chromium Titanium Nitride

AlCrTiN

Titanium Aluminum

TiAlN (ML)

Titanium Aluminum Carbo-Nitride

TiAlCN (ML)

Microhardness HV 0.05/td> 2300 ± 300 3500 ± 500 2800 ± 300 2000 ± 200 3300 ± 300 3500 ± 500 3200 ± 300 3500 ± 500 3300 ± 300 3500 ± 500 3500 ± 500
Friction Coefficient Against Steel (Dry) 0.6 0.2 0.5 0.3 – 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.45 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.2
Coating Thickness1
(μm)
2 – 4 2 – 4 1 – 4 1 – 6 2 – 5 2 – 5 2 – 5 1 – 3 3 – 5 2 – 4 2 – 4
Thermal Threshold 500°C

900ºF

400ºC

750ºF

600ºC

1100ºF

600ºC

1100°F

800°C

1470°F

900ºC

1650°F

1100°C

2012ºF

900°C

1650°F

900°C

1650ºF

800°C

1470°F

800°C

1470ºF

Color of the Coating gold blue gray pale yellow silver-gray anthracite blue-violet slate-gray anthracite dark gray anthracite old rose
Key Characteristics standard, all purpose coating high hardness, excellent abrasive and wear resistance, enhanced toughness decorative color, good wear and corrosion resistance low stress / good adhesion, high toughness and corrosion resistance high hardness, very good oxidation resistance extreme wear resistance at high temperature, excellent oxidation resistance extreme hot hardness, high oxidation resistance and high adhesive strength extreme wear resistance at high temperature, excellent oxidation resistance high oxidation resistance, high protection against abrasive wear high hardness, very good oxidation resistance low friction, high oxidation resistance
Key Applications Cutting

Punching/ Forming

Medical

Cutting

Punching/ Forming

Medical

Cutting

Punching/ Forming

Medical

Forming Cutting Cutting Cutting

Punching/ Forming

Cutting

Punching/ Forming

Cutting

Forming

Cutting

Forming

Medical

Cutting

Punching/ Forming

Medical

ultrafine Available

Biocompatible

ultrafine Available

Biocompatible

Biocompatible Duplex Available ultrafine Available Duplex Available Biocompatible Duplex Available

Biocompatible

Primary Applications
  • machining/cutting of iron based materials
  • metal forming
  • plastic molding
  • machining of difficult-to-machine alloy steels
  • high performance cutting where moderate temperatures are generated at the cutting edge
  • excellent for metal forming (stainless steel)
  • cast aluminum and generally non-ferrous materials machining
  • machining of fiberglass, nylon and most polymer materials
  • forming and punching
  • metal forming
  • plastic molding
  • machining of hardened steel work pieces
  • for use on round shank carbide tools
  • high speed operations, semi-dry or dry machining
  • cutting abrasive or hard materials
  • machining of hardned steel (>55 HRc)
  • high performance machining, semi-dry or dry machining
  • cutting: high performance cutting, hobbing, dry broaching
  • forming/punching
  • excellent choice for cutting under extreme conditions (hard, abrasive materials, high speed, dry cutting)
  • machining under dry conditions
  • hot forming sheet metals
  • die casting
  • coating for a wide range of carbide, cermet and high speed steel tooling
  • machining of cast iron and nickel based high temperature alloys
  • high speed operations semi-dry or dry machining
  • coating for a wide range of carbide, cermet and high speed steel tooling
  • machining of all types of steel under dry as well as wet machining conditions
  • drawing, stamping, punching, forming tools for processing of high and low alloy steel

1) depends on size of tools, for micro tools also smaller thicknesses necessary

Other application specific coatings available upon request. For further information and contact details please check our website: www.eifeler.com/northamerica
This information is based upon our present state of knowledge and is intended to provide general notes on products and their uses. It should not, therefore, be construed as a warranty of specific properties of the products described, or, as a warranty of suitability for a particular purpose.

Rev_3 July3/2018.