TiC - The coating with extremely high hardness

The titanium carbide coating indicates the following properties:

  • Extremely high hardness
  • Very good adhesion
  • Low temperature resistance
  • Relatively high brittleness


  • Forming:
    Drawing, stamping, pressing and forming tools for the processing of Fe metals and steel sheets; especially suitable for the processing of stainless steel.

Special features:

As a result of the extremely high hardness of TiC, significant durability improvements result in the area of the metal shaping of thick plates. The CVD coating technology guarantees the highest level of adhesion and wear reserve for tools which are not too critical concerning dimensional accuracy. After the coating, a high-gloss polish of the functional surfaces guarantees friction reduction and lubrication film-conveying surfaces.

Deposition technology:

The application of the TiC layers for metal forming is implemented according to the CVD process at approx. 1000° C. This guarantees the highest level of adhesion. The higher layer thicknesses of up to 9 µm possible through the CVD process represent a welcome wear reserve in case of many applications.

In numbers:

Material: Titanium carbide
Microhardness HV 0.05: 4000± 500
Coefficient of friction against 100Cr6 steel: 0,2
Layer thickness [µm]: up to 9
Maximum application temperature: 300° C / 500° F
Color: Gray metallic
General characteristic: Very strongly against abrasive wear.
Preferred applications: Applications in highly abrasive deformation processes of e.g. during forming of stainless steel

Datasheet TiC