General Characteristics: Titanium carbo-nitride is an abrasion resistant ceramic coating formed by adding a small amount of carbon to the TiN coating during the deposition process. The carbon makes the coating harder and gives it a lower friction coefficient. TiCN is used extensively on tools which are used in more abrasive cutting and machining operations. It is also used in a wide variety of other applications. Appearance can be controlled from mauve to gray, depending on carbon content and other factors.
Coating Services Group, LLC. has various versions of this coating to achieve customer requirements for functionality and aesthetics. Available in both single layer and multilayer versions, TiCN is an attractive coating with excellent wear resistance.
Applied by an environmentally friendly PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) process, TiCN coatings do not affect substrate surface finish.
Color Range: Mauve base, can be varied from gray to purple
Thickness Range: 1 to 5 microns (~0.00004 to 0.0002”)
Hardness: 2900 to 3100 Hv (Vickers hardness)
Maximum Operating Temperature: 600º C (1100º F)
Lubricity: 0.4 coefficient of friction
Deposition Temperature: 350 to 500º C
Thermal Conductivity: Low
Wear Resistance: Excellent
Biocompatibility: Very good