Applying a coating to a tool can increase feed rates and cutting speeds, while minimizing tool wear for a longer tool life.
Melin Tool Company offers coating services in-house at its state of the art PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating facility for customers’ convenience and fast turnarounds.
Below are the standard coatings available for end mills with tech tips on which coating works best for different applications and cutting materials.
TiN – Titanium Nitride Coating
(Used for higher feeds and speeds)
TiN can be used for a range of applications, materials and cutting conditions.
TiCN – Titanium Carbonitride Coating
(Used for high speed cutting)
TiCN has an exceptional high hardness and low coefficient of friction coating for wear resistance and high speed cutting.
AlTiN – Aluminum Titanium Nitride Coating
(Similar features as TiAIN, Used for cutting at high temperatures)
As exposure to high temperatures increase with AlTiN, a hard aluminum oxide layer forms to insulate the tool and transfer heat into the chips making it ideal for high temperature cutting operations.
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Other available Melin end mill coating capabilities include the following: