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Posted by mark00 On April - 8 - 2010

The TiCN coating is harder and has a lower coefficient of friction than TiN. However it is only recommended for cutting, punching, and wear applications where the temperature doesn’t exceed 420°C.

Successful applications for TiCN include end mills, reamers, drills, taps, hobs, and carbide inserts. It performs well cutting alloy steels and stainless steels and is used to protect punches, trim dies and blanking dies.

TiCN can be a range of colours (blue-grey through to pink) depending on the Ti:C ratio.