Cutting BALINIT® gets your cutting tools in gear

Cutting Coating with BALINIT® provides you with high-performance tools that are always ready to meet the increasing demands of modern manufacturing.
Cost savings

Coated tools can be set up to take significantly higher cutting speeds and feeds, reducing the time and cost for machining. The longer service life reduces the tool-changing costs.

HSC and dry machining

High-speed cutting (HSC) and dry machining involve extremely high temperatures. Thanks to the outstanding thermal stability, hot hardness and oxidation resistance of the coating, the heat is carried away by the chips without adversely affecting the cutting edge.

Hard machining

Hard and wear resistant coatings enable hardened materials up to 63 HRC to be machined. Tools with defined cutting edges can be used for the final machining of hard workpieces, so that no subsequent grinding is required.

Materials that are difficult to machine

Aluminium, titanium and magnesium alloys and high-alloy steels are hard to machine. Special coatings, with low frictional coefficient and low tendency to adhere, make it easier to machine such materials.

Special tools

Properly tailored coatings can improve the performance of special tools (e.g. micro-tools).


If re-sharpened tools are also re-coated, they achieve the same performance as new, coated tools and a longer total service life. Re-coating becomes a must if the service lives and cutting parameters prescribed for production lines are to be maintained.


Re-sharpening and re-coating must be carried out quickly and efficiently. To ensure that, Oerlikon Balzers Coating collaborates with reputable tool sharpeners.