Coating

Protecting Your Investment

A new tool can be expensive to buy. More so if it is custom made or modified for your application. At Tru-Edge, we understand this from the very beginning with our engineering and design team working on your project. At that stage, we optimize design for manufacturing, which also includes in-house PVD coating capabilities.

Having in-house PVD coatings allows us to develop our own coatings that match and exceed most specifications.  It also enables us to maximize tool life and re-sharpening capability over time. That’s critical to reducing the total cost of owning the tool over time. We have many proven cases of our coatings reducing total cost of ownership by 30% or more.

Tru-Edge offers a wide selection of PVD coatings that help to extend the life of your tooling. This table provides an overview of the properties of the PVD coatings we use most often.

Tooling Component Coatings

 

FeinAl®

Superior PLATIT dependability in wear-protection and life extension for fineblanking operations.

Tru-PLEX™

A unique Tru-Edge coating with stoichiometry engineered for high production applications in the forming, punching, bending and deep drawing industries.

Tru-PLEX-CT™

Enhanced AlCrN based multilayer coating with high wear resistance for forming and stamping applications.

CYBER-Coat MP™

A Tru-Edge enhanced TICN-MP coating for the stamping industry and traditional tool and die applications.

TiCN-MP

The Tru-Edge standard TICN coating for forming, stamping, and deep draw applications.

TiN

General-purpose coating for injection molding and guide pins.

Color

Hardness (HV)

Thickness

[µm]

Friction (Fretting) Coefficient 

Max. usage temp. [ºC] 

Tooling Component Coatings

FeinAl®

blue-grey

3600

2

0.5

900

Tru-PLEX

blue-grey

3600

2

0.5

900

Tru-PLEX-CT

blue-grey

3875

2

0.5

900

CYBER-Coat MP

red-copper

3875

2

0.25

400

TiCN-MP

red-copper

3875

2

0.25

400

TiN

gold

2651

2

0.4

600

Cutting Tool Coatings

 

ALL4®

New generation QUAD Coatings4® to improve cutting performance in a variety of materials. This is the one to deploy to improve tool life over old generation AlTiN coatings- this is the Tru-Edge standard for universal applications.

TixCo4®

Fourth generation coating optimized for superhard machining and milling – great choice for hard-to-cut aerospace materials.

TixCo3®

Third generation coating optimized for drilling in wide range of materials, especially hard and abrasive metals. Good choice for dry or near dry drilling.

Tru-PLEX-CT™

Enhanced AlCrN based multilayer coating with high wear resistance against abrasive loads. Good heat and oxidation resistance. Performs well in milling applications. Outstanding for very dry applications.

nACo®

Nanocomposite coating with extremely high nanohardness and heat resistance – excels in high-performance, dry applications – think stainless steel milling.

nACrO

Nanocomposite coating delivering extremely high scratch and heat resistance. Exceptional coating for drilling steel and most drill applications.

TiCN-MP

Tough multipurpose coating for interrupted cutting and milling.

ALTiN

Our old-generation coating used universally in cutting tool applications. For improved performance try the Tru-Edge ALL4® – new generation coating.

ZrN

Monolayer coating for reduction of edge buildup when machining aluminum (<12% Si content). With good resistance to heat, this coating is a great choice to machine titanium alloys – excellent for machining Ti-based orthopedic implants.

TiN

General-purpose coating – the old standard. Unique application – apply the Tru-Edge “Flash Coat TiN” to indexable carbide inserts to enable operators to easily identify used and worn edges.

Color

Hardness (HV)

Thickness

[µm]

Friction (Fretting) Coefficient 

Max. usage temp. [ºC] 

Cutting Tool Coatings

ALL4®

dark-grey

3773

2

0.45

850

TixCo4®

dark-grey

4487

2

0.35

900

TixCo3®

dark-grey

4487

2

0.35

900

Tru-PLEX-CT

blue-grey

3600

2

0.5

900

nACo®

blue-grey

4181

2

0.4

1200

NaCrO

light-grey

4078

1

0.45

1100

TiCN-MP

red-copper

3875

2

0.25

400

ALTiN

violet-black

3263

2

0.6

900

ZrN

white-gold

2243

2

0.4

550

TiN

gold

2651

2

0.4

600

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