Coatings

Our staff will work with you to determine the best coating solution to meet your needs whether you are looking to enhance an existing product or just starting new product development.

Titanium nitride (TiN) was one of the first coatings developed for metal cutting tool applications, and remains a mainstay of the coating business.  Often incorrectly called TiNi, or Tin, it is bright gold in color, hard, and suitable for most wear applications.  TiN is used successfully on medical devices.  Our TiN coating complies with aerospace specification AMS 2444A.

Zirconium Nitride (ZrN) is the name of the class of coatings developed by CSG for medical and orthodontic products.  It is a light-gold color known for its biocompatibility and exceptional wear properties.  We use ZrN on our own medical devices.

Titanium carbo-nitride(TiCN) is harder than TiN, so is often used where hardness is very important.  It is mauve in color.

Titanium aluminum nitride (TiAlN) was developed for high speed machining, as it can withstand higher temperatures than TiN or TiCN.  It is a very hard, dark gray coating. CSG’s TiAlN class includes our Standard Rifle Coating, or SRC.  SRC is a special coating shaded to limit visibility at a distance, and textured to increase oil absorption for reduced corrosion and easy firearm maintenance.  We provide this coating on a variety of military firearm components.

SLP is a unique coating formulation designed for applications where lower friction is important.  The coating is light silver color.  Some customers use this coating so that their competition will not know that a superior coating is being utilized.

TiN ZrN TiCN TiAIN SLP