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WHAT IS "ZrN" COATING AND WHAT CAN IT DO FOR YOU?

Top Reasons To Buy Consumer Tools With "ZrN" Coating

"ZrN' Specifications Below

 ZrN (zirconium nitride) coating has been used in various industries for years. It has proved to be highly beneficial in helping to cut down manufacturing and tooling expenses.  Let us take a look at some top reasons why you should consider using tools with ZrN coating for your home or business.

ZrN coating increases the life of tools
ZrN coating is mainly used on cutting tools, such as various cutters, saws, drill bits, etc.  This coating forms a thin, but very hard layer of ceramic substance on the surfaces. Actually, the coating is only about 5 microns thick. However, such thin layer is enough to increase the life of tools by three to five times.

ZrN coating makes tool cleaning easier.Besides increasing the tools’ durability, this coating also makes tools easier to clean. The surfaces become smoother and material just doesn't get stuck to the tool as much as if the tool was uncoated.


ZrN coating increases performance.
This coating makes surfaces smoother, harder, and adds lubricity consequently increases tool performance and decreases friction. So, you put forth less effort to get higher performance from your cutting tools. Your end mills cut faster and deliver more performance with less energy input.

 

ZrN coating makes tools look good.
This coating provides a gratifying golden gloss to your tools, making them look more professional and ***simply nicer***. Of course, this is not a must, but it is a nice additional benefit to have

As you may see, ZrN coating has many valid benefits to offer for consumer tools, and there are quite a few benefits that zrn has over uncoated tooling.

Zirconium Nitride (ZrN)
General Characteristics: The most biocompatible of the ceramic hard nitrides, zirconium nitride is tougher, harder and provides more lubricity than titanium nitride. It is used extensively in cutting applications where other coatings have failed. 

"ZrN" Specifications:

Color: Champagne gold base, can be varied from silver to dark gold
Thickness Range: 1 to 5 microns (~0.00004 to 0.0002”)
Hardness: 2700 to 2900 Hv (Vickers hardness)
Maximum Operating Temperature: 600º C (1100º F)
Lubricity: 0.5 coefficient of friction
Deposition Temperature: 350 to 500º C
Thermal Conductivity: Medium
Wear Resistance: Excellent
Biocompatibility: Excellent
Structure: Single or multilayer