COATING DETAILS

EQUIPMENT FOR COATING SERVICES

 ColorNano-hardness (GPa)Thickness Options [um] *Friction-(fretting)Max usage temp.
Titanium Nitride (TiN)Gold261-70.4600°C
Titanium Carbo-Nitride (TiCN)Blue-Grey381-40.25400°C
Titanium Aluminium Nitride (TiAlN)Violet-Black361-40.5700°C
Aluminium Titanium Nitride (AlTiN)Black321-40.6900°C
Chrome Nitride (CrN)Metal-Silver201-70.5700°C
Zirconium Nitride (ZrN)White-Gold221-40.4550°C
nACoViolet-Blue411-40.41200°C
nACRoBlue-Grey401-70.451100°C

* Our standard coating aim thickness is 2.5 um (+/- 0.5um). If you require a different thickness, we can provide that with a dedicated chamber run at a minimum chamber load cost.

NOTE: These are our 9 most popular coatings. Because our coating technology is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our customers, we do offer a variety of other coatings that are not shown.

The Platit machines we have in our facility are also capable of producing: SuperTiN, TiAlCN, CrTiN, CROMTIVIc, CROMVIc, AlTiCrN, and TiXCo. Some of these require additional targets to be placed in the machine, and many of them require you to provide a full chamber load of parts, but we are willing to discuss your unique needs and how we may be of assistance.

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SPECIALTY COATING SCHEDULE

Standard AITiN coating is run at ACS every day of the week (M-F).
TiN and TiCN are processed M-F depending on volume of tools. The average has been 2-3 days.

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Zirconium Nitride (ZrN)MONDAY am
nACoTHURSDAY am
nACRoFRIDAY am

ACS needs a total of 6.5 hours in our shop to process an order for the complete cleaning and coating of any product.
This does not include packing and shipping time. We cannot rush the coating chamber time! ACS will do everything in its power to accommodate any emergency orders, same-day delivery, drop-shipment, and specialty coatings. Please call ACS, (585) 247-3970, to help you meet any of the above needs or concerns regarding expedited orders. All expedited orders will be subject to an emergency charge.

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COATING RECOMMENDATIONS

 DrillingTurningMillingTappingSawingReaming BroachingInjection MoldingStamping PunchingForming
Steels*nACo,
AlTiN
*nACo,
AlTiN
*nACRo,
AlTiN
*AlTiN,
nACVIc
*nACRo,
AlTiN
*nACo,
AlTiN
nACRonACRonACRo
Hardened Steels*nACo,
AlTiN
*nACo,
AlTiN
*nACo,
AlTiN
*nACo,
AlTiN
*nACo,
AlTiN
*nACo,
AlTiN
*nACRo,*nACRo,
nACo
nACRo
Alloyed Steels Superalloys*nACRo,
AlTiN
*nACo,
AlTiN
*nACVIc,
AlTiN
*nACVIc,
AlTiN
*nACRo,
AlTiN
*nACo,
AlTiN
nACRonACRonACRo
Cast Iron*nACo,
AlTiN
*nACo,
AlTiN
*nACo,
AlTiN
*nACRo,
AlTiN
*nACRo,
AlTiN
*nACo,
AlTiN
Aluminium > 12% Si*nACRo,
TiCN
*nACRo,
TiCN
*nACRo,
TiCN
*nACRo,
TiCN
*nACRo,
TiCN
*nACRo,
TiCN
*nACRo,
TiCN
*nACRo,
TiCN
Aluminium < 12% Si*TiCN,
ZrN
*TiCN,
ZrN
*TiCN,
ZrN
*TiCN,
ZrN
*TiCN,
ZrN
*TiCN,
ZrN
TiCNTiCNTiCN
CopperCrNCrNCrNCrNCrNCrNCrNCrNCrN
Bronze, Brass Plastics*TiCN,
nACRo
*TiCN,
nACRo
*TiCN,
nACRo
*TiCN,
nACRo
*TiCN,
nACRo
*TiCN,
nACRo
*TiCN,
nACRo
*TiCN,
nACRo
*TiCN,
nACRo

* First Choice

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COATING DETAILS

The team at ACS looks forward to working with you to identify the ideal coating solution to meet your needs. Whether you’re looking to coat a new product currently in development or enhance an existing item, we’ll be glad to find the right PVD coating solution. You have a variety of coatings to choose from. Each coating produces a thin, protective layer that enhances your products’ performance. Unsure how to select the right type of coating? You might have an idea what type of coating you want, but a better solution is out there. If you’re not sure where to begin or want to double check your decision, don’t hesitate to contact us!

VARIOUS COATING PROPERTIES:

Titanium Nitride   |   Titanium Carbo-Nitride   |   Titanium Aluminium Nitride   |   Aluminium Titanium Nitride   |   Chrome Nitride   |   Zirconium Nitride   |   nACo   |   nACRo

COATING PROPERTIES

Titanium Nitride(TiN)

Color: Gold
Nano-hardness: 26
Thickness [um]: 1-7
Friction-(fretting): 0.40
Maximum usage temperature: 600°C

Applications & Characteristics: Cutting & Decorative purposes; Classical base coating

  • CUTTING: Many performance uses
  • FORMING: Molds and dies

Titanium Nitride (TiN)

Titanium Carbo-Nitride(TiCN)

Color: Blue-Grey
Nano-hardness: 38
Thickness [um]: 1-4
Friction-(fretting): 0.25
Maximum usage temperature: 400°C

Applications & Characteristics: Classical basic coating based on TiN with carbon, high hardness, low friction coefficient, low heat resistance

  • CUTTING: Tapping and punching; Milling for HSS and HM with coolant
  • FORMING: Molds and dies, punching

 Titanium Carbo-Nitride(TiCN)

Titanium Aluminium Nitride(TiAlN)

Color: Violet-Black
Nano-hardness: 36
Thickness [um]: 1-4
Friction-(fretting): 0.50
Maximum usage temperature: 700°C

Applications & Characteristics: Universal, especially for drilling, suitable for high temperature cutting operation, and dry machining.

  • CUTTING: Drilling and universal use, also for weak machines
  • MOLDS AND DIES: Such as those in medium and hot forging, and extrusion industries.
  • MEDICAL COMPONENTS

 Titanium Aluminium Nitride(TiAlN)

Aluminium Titanium Nitride(AlTiN)

Color: Black
Nano-hardness: 32
Thickness [um]: 1-4
Friction-(fretting): 0.60
Maximum usage temperature: 900°C

Applications & Characteristics: Universal for drilling, milling, hobbing, dry machining, coating for cutting with carbide in the 90’s, with higher Al content and heat resistance

  • CUTTING: Milling, hobbing, high performance machining, also dry

Aluminium Titanium Nitride(AlTiN)

Chrome Nitride(CrN)

Color: Metal-Silver
Nano-hardness: 20
Thickness [um]: 1-7
Friction-(fretting): 0.50
Maximum usage temperature: 700°C

Applications & Characteristics: Molds, dies and components, for cutting wood, light metals, main basic coating for forming

  • CUTTING: Cutting wood, light metals like copper, and Al alloys with low Si
  • FORMING: Molds and dies

Chrome Nitride(CrN)

Zirconium Nitride(ZrN)

Color: White-Gold
Nano-hardness: 22
Thickness [um]: 1-4
Friction-(fretting): 0.40
Maximum usage temperature: 550°C

Applications & Characteristics: Minimizing build up edges at cutting light metals, also decorative purposes

  • CUTTING: Machining aluminum magnesium, titanium alloys

 Zirconium Nitride(ZrN)

nACRo

Color: Blue-Grey
Nano-hardness: 40
Thickness [um]: 1-7
Friction-(fretting): 0.45
Maximum usage temperature: 1100°C

Applications & Characteristics: Cutting superalloys, for dry and wet milling, hobbing, punching, fine blanking, injection forming, AlCrN with Si3N4 based Nanocomposites

  • CUTTING: Tough wet cutting of difficult materials (superalloys), micro tools
  • FORMING: Friction welding, extrusion, die casting

nACRo

nACo

Color: Violet-Blue
Nano-hardness: 41
Thickness [um]: 1-4
Friction-(fretting): 0.40
Maximum usage temperature: 1200°C

Applications & Characteristics: Universal, especially for drilling, reaming and turning, also for inserts, extended AlTiN with Si3N4 based Nanocomposites

  • CUTTING: Hard machining on stable machine, drilling, reaming, grooving, turning

nACo