Ceratizit Dragonskin Coating Protects Tools From Heat, Wear
Ceratizit’s Dragonskin coating technology enhances tool durability and heat resistance.
Dragonskin coating technology from Ceratizit USA Inc. combines high-performance substrates and coating structures to achieve a hard and durable satin finish. The company says the coating is designed to maximize tool life, cutting speeds and process reliability.
The cutting tool coating has a TiAIN nanolayer with a 0.35 coefficient of friction. This allows for maximum application temperatures of 1,832ºF, provide what the company says is an impenetrable layer of protection.
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