Aluminum Titanium Nitride (AlTiN).  ALtima® is the original high
performance coating.  This coating allows tools to be run at higher
speeds and feeds in a wide array of materials.  Also, it allows the
option of running tools dry due to the high oxidation temperature
of the coating.

ALtima® Plus
The Aluminum Titanium Nitride (AlTiN) multi-layer coating has
optimized coating structure with pre and post treatment of the
coating for optimized high performance drilling in any ferrous material.

ALtima® 52
Aluminum Titanium Nitride (AlTiN).  ALtima® 52 is specially designed
for milling hardened steels 52 Rc and above.  It has very high
hardness and the oxidation temperature of the coating makes this
the absolute best choice for hardened steel milling.  ALtima® 52 is
designed to allow for dry machining.

ALtima® Blaze
Aluminum Chromium Nitride (AlCrN).  ALtima® Blaze is designed
to allow higher material removal rates.  This coating has a higher
oxidation temperature than a typical TiAlN coating.  It has shown
very good results in nickel alloys, titanium, and other difficult to
machine materials.  Tools coated with ALtima® Blaze can be used
in dry machining.

ALtima® Micro
An ultra thin, nano structured TiAlN coating developed specifically
for micro tool applications.

ALtima® Xtreme
Designed for high speed and dry machining.

Titanium DiBoride (TiB2) is a unique coating with a low aluminum
affinity, smooth surface finish and high hardness.  It is ideal for
aluminum and magnesium alloys as it prevents build-up on
cutting edge, provides superior chip flow along with extended
wear resistance.

Recommended for aluminum and aluminum alloys up to 12% Si,
non-ferrous metals and composites.  Gem+ provides excellent wear
resistance and maintains sharp cutting edges.

A CVD diamond coating for composites and aluminum that offers
the maximum hardness and wear resistance of any of our coatings.

Titanium Nitride (TiN).  TiN coating has shown good results in low
carbon steels and many iron-based applications.  It is a very popular
coating used in the industry today.

Titanium Carbonitride (TiCN).  TiCN is a multi-layer coating.  Because
of the multi-layer composition, TiCN is tougher than TiN, even
though TiCN is harder.  The added toughness of the TiCN coating
makes it a good choice for mechanically stressed edges like in end
mill applications.  The higher hardness makes TiCN a good choice 
for abrasive applications where higher wear resistance is required.

CERAedge® is a unique coating that provides excellent performance
in titanium, aluminum, and composites.

Special Coatings
Upon request, M.A. Ford® can provide any commercially available

Any Standard uncoated M.A. Ford® cutting tool can be provided
with coating if requested.  Contact M.A. Ford® Customer Service
for details.  Email:


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