The high hardness and slipping are the coating by which wear resistance could excel close adherence very highly well.
Inspiring-TiC is a TiC coating applied using the PVD method. This new process combines the dimensional stability of PVD with the extended die service life of conventional CVD processed TiC.
The TiC layer is hard and highly lubricating, making it suitable for punishing die applications such as stamping high-tensile steel plates. Although the adhesion and coverage of PVD are not as good as with CVD, the low treatment temperature of 500°C or less ensures high dimensional stability by minimizing thermal deformation. Therefore, although CVD can provide a longer die service life, the use of PVD coatings for press stamping dies is increasing because of their superior accuracy.
Toyo's new Inspiring-TiC coating is a response to market demand for an exceptionally hard wearing coating for press stamping dies, that also enables high dimensional stability.
Inspiring-TiC forms an exceptionally hard film (Hv = 3700, on a par with that of conventional TiC).
Extremely hard wearing due to a combination of hardness and lubrication.
Excellent resistance to peeling.
Low process temperature of 500°C maintains dimensional stability.
Stamping dies of various types, including:
Dies for high-load precision cold forging applications
Dies for precision roll casting applications