Surface Technology Coatings, a Sutton Tools
division, supplies Alcrona tool coatings ideal for application in a broad range of machining and forming operations.
Alcrona tool coatings are suitable for application to HSS and carbide tooling as well as for forming, forging and cutting operations. The tool coatings improve performance in high speed, dry and MQL machining applications.
The titanium free tool coatings are manufactured from aluminium chromium nitride, exhibiting solid wear resistance at lower speeds and feeds, and under high mechanical loads. At higher speeds, the Alcrona range outperforms titanium based tool coatings, operating at temperatures up to 1,100°C while ensuring hot hardness and oxidation resistance.
Alcrona tool coatings can be applied to low alloy and high tensile steels, and hardened steels up to 54 HRC.