TiCN (titanium carbonitride)

The tough one.

TiCN is used wherever great hardness and sufficient toughness are needed in combination.
Very high wear resistance and protection against galling and fretting.


Type Hard material coating
Process PVD
Material TiCN
Hartness 3.000 HV
Coating thickness 0,5–3 μm
Coefficient of friction vs. steel 0,3
Coating temperature 300–450 °C
max. Service temperature 400 °C
Colour light blue grey

Sample applications

  • heavy duty cooled machining
  • high load punching and forming
  • punching and forming of stainless steels
  • injection moulding of materials with mechanically aggressive fractions or fillers


TiCN coated tools