Titanium Nitride (TiN) PVD Coating

Category: PVD Coating

Titanium Nitride (TiN) PVD Coating


Calico Titanium Nitride (TiN) the staple of thin film coating solves tribological problems with machine components that can be coated at temperatures of 425°C - 450°C. Calico TiN is normally applied to steels, hardened steels, and stainless steel materials where high wear resistance and lubricity is needed. TiN is the staple of Physical Vapor Deposition coatings ideally suited for applications that use expensive tooling such as injection molding, sawing, tapping and forming. This coating is also used in numerous medical (implants, surgical instruments, etc.) and food processing applications. TiN can be easily stripped making recoating an option. Can be stripped and recoated.

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  • Steel
  • Hardened Steel
  • Titanium
  • Stainless Steel

Temp. Ratings

  • Process Temp: 840°(448°C)
  • Max Temp: 1110°(598°C)


  • Thickness (micron): 1 - 7


  • Gold


Calico TiN is applied using lateral rotating cathode technology in a PVD (physical vapor deposition) process. Material is vaporized from a solid source in the form of atoms/molecules and then transported in the form of a vapor through a vacuum, low pressure gas/plasma to the substrate where it condenses.


High hardness, Abrasive wear resistance, higher reliability in dry operations, Lubricates can be reduced or replaced, Increased tool lifespan.

  • Increased Hardness
  • Increased Lubricity
  • Low Coefficient of Friction
  • Wear Resistant


Recommended applications include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Injection Molding
  • Sawing
  • Tapping
  • Forming


This coating is a popular solution for the following industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Diesel
  • Energy
  • Food Processing
  • General Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Metal Forming
  • Military
  • Molds
  • Motorsports
  • Nuclear
  • Oil and Gas
  • Weaponry