Extend Tool Life with Protective Tool Coating

Tool Coating ExampleStar SU tool coatings are done in cooperation with Oerlikon Balzers. Oerlikon Balzers Tool Coatings utilize the highest degree of technology in all aspects of the coating process to insure that the maximum quality coatings are deposited on the customer's tools. The cleaning lines, vacuum chambers and inspection equipment are state-of-the-art and unsurpassed by any other provider of PVD coatings. Our own technical expertise and the expertise of Oerlikon Balzers allows Star SU to provide customer support in helping determine the best coating for any application.

A Wide Selection of Tool Coatings

All Balzers thin film coatings are available to customers through the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Coating types are tailored for different operating conditions.

Oerlikon Balzers Tool Coatings Chart

BALINIT®COATINGS

Coating Material (color)

Microhardness (HV 0.05)

Friction coefficient against steel (dry)

Max. service temperature (Deg. C)

Balinit A 

 TiN (gold/yellow)

 2300

 0.4

 600

Balinit ALCRONA

 AlCrN (blue/grey)

 3200

 .035

 1100

Balinit B

 TiCN (blue-grey)

 3000

 0.4

 400

Balinit C Star

 CrN+a-C:H:W (anthracite)

 1000/1500

 0.1 - 0.2

 300

Balinit C

 WC/C (a-C:H:W) (anthracite)

 1500/1000

 0.1 - 0.2

 300

Balinit Cast

 CrC (silver/grey)

 2200

 0.5

 700

Balinit CNI

 CrN (silver/grey)

 1750

 0.5

 700

Balinit CROVEGA

 CrN (silver/grey)

 1750

 0.5

 700

Balinit D

 CrN (silver/grey)

 1750

 0.5

 700

Balinit DIAMOND

 PCD (grey)

 >8000

 0.15 - 0.20

 600

Balinit DLC STAR

 CrN+a-C:H (black)

 >2000

 0.1 - 0.2

 350

Balinit DLC

 a-C:H (black)

 >2000

 0.1 - 0.2

 350

Balinit FUTURA NANO

 TiAlN (violet/grey)

 3300

 0.30 - 0.35

 900

Balinit FUTURA TOP

 TiAlN (violet/grey)

 3300

 0.25

 900

Balinit G

 TiCN + TiN (gold/yellow)

 3000

 0.4

 400

Balinit HARDLUBE

 TiAlN+WC/C (a-C:H:W) (dark grey)

 3000

 0.15 - 0.20

 800

Balinit HELICA

 AlCr-based (copper)

 3000

 0.25

 1100

Balinit LUMENA

 TiAlN (violet/grey)

 3400

 0.30 - 0.35

 900

Balinit MICRAN

 TiAlN (violet/grey)

 3300

 0.30 - 0.35

 900

Balinit TRITON

 a-C:H (black)

 2500

 0.10 - 0.20

 350

Balinit X.CEED

 TiAlN (blue/grey)

 3300

 0.4

 900

Balinit X.CELL

 TiCrN (dark grey)

 2100

 0.5

 700