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.

Coating Properties

  • Hardness: 1800 Knoop
  • Color: Gray/Silver
  • Thickness: 1 – 3µm
  • Chemical Stability: Excellent
  • Coefficient of friction: 0.6