Hyperlox-bluePVD, Hyperlox  Blue coating based on AlTiN 

Hyperlox Blue is un PVD coating based on AlTiN compounds that accomplishes the optimal Ti-Al proportion so as to improve the best properties of hardness and tenacity. Its structure is made out of extremely thin crystals that obtain layers with incredibly low internal tensions. Its blue finish makes the tool more attactive. Furthermore, it eases the tool's identification, allows to control the coating's state while being in service and slightly diminishes the friction coefficient. Hyperlox is specially recommended for cutting tools that require of a high wear resistance and high oxidation resistance, when working in dry and extremely hard conditions.

Benefits of the coating Hyperlox Blue

  • Very high hardness and wear resistance.
  • Excellent hardness-tenacity relationship that is proportionated by the supernitride structure.
  • Avoids micro-solders when working in heating and non-heating conditions.
  • Excellent superficial finish that minimizes the cutting effors and also the friction within the chip's evacuation channels.
  • Greater oxidation temperature if compared with Tinalox SN2.
  • Hyperlox Blue. Since Hyperlox can be obtained with a characteristic blue colouration then it allows a better tracing of the tool's wear.

Technical Characteristics

Hardness 37GPa (3500HV)
Friction Coefficient 0.3-0.5
Adherence Excellent
Thickness 2-5 µm
Colour Electric blue
Obtaining Temperatura 450-500ºC
Degradation Temperature (oxidation) 1200ºC

Successful Applications

  • Grooving and end milling plates.
  • End mills, hardmetal and stainless steel reamers.
  • Copying and finishing end mills.
  • Hobs.
  • Gun drills, drill bits of great length.
  • Saw blades.
  • Cutting blades.
  • Mechanizing stainless steels.
  • Mechanizing quenched steels with hardness found at 55 HRC and 62 HRC.
  • Mechanizing titanium alloys, specially that of TiAL6V4.
  • Possibility of decoating and re-coating.