A Chromium Carbide Thin Film Coating
SurfTech 3010 is a hard lubricious coating applied at thicknesses of 1 – 3 µm at temperatures BELOW 200°F. It is applied using the same equipment as the other SurfTech® coatings. Its uses to date have been for the machining of Aluminum Die-Castings and some Titaniums. Its primary benefit is extending tool life (2 – 4 times) than that of uncoated tools, without altering speeds and feeds.
SurfTech 3010 has similar coefficient of friction properties as TiN (0.6), but is more corrosion resistant than TiN.
- Hardness: 1800 Knoop
- Color: Gray/Silver
- Thickness: 1 – 3µm
- Chemical Stability: Excellent
- Coefficient of friction: 0.6