HTC Tool & Cutter Manufacturing utilizes Platit Advanced Coating System machines to coat their end mills and cutting tools in house. Platit is a Switzerland based company that produces state-of-the-art coating machines for the cutting tool manufacturing industry. Platit is known throughout the industry as being the leader in PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating technology.
Coating Selection Chart
Coefficient of Friction
Properties and Typical Use
TiN - TITANIUM NITRIDE
Very good corrosion resistance, heat transmission and wear resistance.
Results in less galling, improved surface finish, 3 to 8 time increased tool life depending on application and increased feeds/speeds.
Use on ferrous metals, hardened steels and stainless steels.
TiCN - PROGRESSIVE COAT
Very good wear resistance on abrasive, adhesive and difficult to machine materials. Harder and more impact resistant than TiN coatings.
Results in improved surface finish, increased tool life up to 800% depending on application, increased feeds and speeds.
Use oncast iron, aluminum alloys, tool steels copper, iconel and titanium alloys.
AlTiN - HARD COAT
Very good in high speed, dry, high temperature machining. Very high heat resistance.
Results in smooth chip evacuation, reduced material welding. Low heat conductivity reduces thermal stresses within the tool.
Use onhard to machine materials.
ZrN - ZIRCONIUM NITRIDE
High heat resistance, very good abrasion resistance and lubricity.
Results in reduced built up edges when machining aluminum and titanium alloys.
Use on aluminum materials, magnesium and general machining operations.