TDX Coating

TDX coating is the long-recognized industry standard for high-pressure forming applications.

The combination of a hot-process metallurgical bond with a super-hard layer of carbide has made TDX the choice coating for difficult applications such as stainless steel, HSLA, thick material, and draw-die applications with high material flow. This surface has 4200 Vickers hardness with high adhesion strength and peel resistance.

Good TDX Applications

  • High Strength Materials (HSLA) Stamping
  • Stainless-Steel Stamping
  • Hydroforming
  • Roll Forming
  • Extrusion
  • Tube Forming
  • Piercing / Trim Details
  • Cold Forging
  • Form Punches

To try our TDX service, just print and fill out a copy of this process sheet and ship it to us with your tool steel. Make sure the working areas are properly indicated.

PVD Coating

PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coatings are great for tightly toleranced details.

When a more durable but very hot process such as TDX cannot be used, PVD is the colder, more precise answer.

TiN (Titanium Nitride) Coating

  • Microhardness: 2,300 (HV 0.05)
  • Coefficient of Friction Against Steel (Dry): 0.4
  • Maximum Service Temperature: 1,112 °F / 600 °C
  • Color: Golden Yellow

TiN is a general purpose PVD coating.

AlCrN (Aluminum Chromium Nitride) Coating

  • Microhardness: 3,200 (HV 0.05)
  • Coefficient of Friction Against Steel (Dry): 0.35
  • Maximum Service Temperature: 2,012 °F / 1,100 °C
  • Color: Bright Grey

AlCrN is recommended for light duty hot forming and general stamping.

TiCN (Titanium Chromium Nitride) Coating

  • Microhardness: 3000
  • Coefficient of Friction Against Steel (Dry): 0.4
  • Maximum Service Temperature: 752 °F / 400 °C
  • Color: Blue-Grey

TiCN is recommended for lighter roll forming and for stamping/forming aluminum and thin materials.

TiAlN (Titanium Aluminum Nitride) Coating

  • Microhardness: 3,300
  • Coefficient of Friction Against Steel (Dry): 0.30 – 0.35
  • Maximum Service Temperature: 1,652 °F / 900 °C
  • Color: Violet-Grey

TiAlN is recommended for light-duty roll forming.

Here is the process sheet to print, fill out, and include with your shipment to take advantage of these services.

You can request a quote here. For more information, please contact a sales representative.