Our Coatings


Micro 100 coatings are specially created to alleviate machinists of all-too-common machining woes and mishaps. From aiding in the chip evacuation process for the machining of gummy materials, to adding tool strength and durability to last through aggressive machining operations in difficult-to-machine materials, our coating offering is designed to help you accomplish success in turning and milling applications. Like all standard Micro 100 tools, our coated tools are all fully stocked and ready to ship same day.


TiN

Titanium

Nitrade (-G)

 

General purpose coating with proven performance and increasing tool productivity with higher feeds and speeds in machining of ferrous materials and in applications that are not generating excessive heat.

 

Materials
General Purpose, ferrous and non-ferrous materials
Color
Gold
Structure

Mono-layer
Hardness (HV 0.05)
2170 (21 GPa)
Coefficient of Friction
0.50
Coating Thickness (microns)
2 - 5
Max. Working Temp
1,000º F

ZrN

Zirconium

Nitride (-S)

 

Better tool performance over uncoated carbide in numerous non-ferrous materials. Characteristics include a high hardness with lubricity and abrasion resistance. An alternative to diamond coatings.

 

Materials
Abrasive non-ferrous alloys such as Brass, Bronze, Copper, and Abrasive Aluminum Alloys
Color
Light Gold / Champagne
Structure
Mono-layer
Hardness (HV 0.05)
2460 (24 GPa)
Coefficient of Friction
0.50 
Coating Thickness (microns)
2 - 5
Max. Working Temp
1,100º F

AlTiN

Aluminum

Titanium Nitride (-X)

 

High performance and versatile coating which maintains high surface hardness at elevated temperatures, promotes tool life, and allows for faster feeds and speeds. Excellent for dry-machining.

 

Materials
Alloy steels, stainless steels, tool steels, titanium, Inconel, nickel, and other aerospace materials
Color
Dark Gray / Black
Structure
Multi-layer
Hardness (HV 0.05)
3569 (35 GPa)
Coefficient of Friction
0.60 
Coating Thickness (microns)
2 - 5
Max. Working Temp
1,400º F

nACRo®

Aluminum Chromium

Nitride Silicone (-K)

 

Extremely heat and wear resistant coating that provides exceptional performance for those "tough and difficult" materials where temperatures increase dramatically during the machining application.

 

Materials
Aluminum Alloy Steels, Carbon Steels, Stainless Steels, Hardened Steels, Nickel Alloys, Cast Irons, Titanium, and other High Temperature Alloys
Color
Black / Gray
Structure
Nano-composite
Hardness (HV 0.05)
4079 (40 GPa)
Coefficient of Friction
0.45 
Coating Thickness (microns)
1 - 7
Max. Working Temp
2,012º F


PLEASE NOTE: Information and test results were compiled from multiple sources and testing methods. Data presented is intended to be a general application guideline for comparing various coatings.



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