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LMT offers NanomoldRed, a high-performance insert coating for mold and die applications. According to the company, the coating provides a hard shell and soft core to improve wear resistance and provide toughness. The multi-layered coating is suitable for use with both soft and hard metals ranging to more than 54 HRc.
The coating structure consists of four different layers to enhance adhesion while keeping heat away from the core. The bonding layer provides a soft transition from the carbide substrate to the first core layer, which offers thermal insulation and decreases stress for impact strength. The second core layer provides abrasion resistance to ensure process reliability for both dry machining and MQL applications. Finally, the top colored layer resists built-up edge and offers quality surface finishes while easing wear detection.
Editor PickPCD Face Milling System’s Diameter Cuts Large Parts in Fewer Passes
The KBDM polycrystalline diamond (PCD) face milling system from Kennametal is designed for high-volume machining, with standard sizes ranging from 2.5" to 8.0" (63 to 200 mm) and cutter diameters ranging to 21.5" (550 mm).