TiCN s a further development characterised by its hardness and toughness, and thaks to its anti-friction and anti-adhesion properties. TiCN is ideal for tools made with HSS.

Coating material TiCN
Process PVD 
Structure -
sp3 fracton [%] -
Colour Reddish
Thickness 1 - 4 µm
Max. operating temperature [°C] 600
Hardness [GPa] 38±4
Friction coefficient -

All provided data are approximate values, depend on the application, environment and test conditions. Coating hardness HIT [GPa] measured by nano indentation according to ISO 14577. Hardness can be adapted to the application. Friction coefficient (dry) compared to the steel determined by ball-on-disc dry test with a steel sphere according to ASTM G99. During the running-in the indicated values may be exceeded. Maximum service temperature [° C] These are approximate values.

High hardness and toughness: significant boost in performance. 
High anti-friction and anti-adhesion properties, it is ideal for tools made from tool steel that are subject to high mechanical loads.
TiCN is particularly used in: 
- thread cutting
- forming
- gear hobbing
- broaching
- sawing
- blanking of stainless steel
- injection moulding of carbon fibre or glassfibre-reinforced plastics