Balzers, Liechtenstein, 13 September 2022 – Oerlikon Balzers, a global market-leading technology brand from Oerlikon for high-quality surface solutions, has launched BALINIT MAYURA, a new carbon-based coating for machining and forming non-ferrous materials. With BALINIT MAYURA, manufacturers and end users benefit from longer tool service life and higher productivity in the manufacturing process.
BALINIT MAYURA makes an immediate visual impression with its unmistakeable bright rainbow colours. But it shows its true value in the challenging process of demanding machining and forming of non-ferrous materials, such as aluminium alloys containing up to 12% silicon, copper alloys like phosphor bronze or brass and polymers.
Aluminium alloys are especially common in the automotive and aerospace industries, though they are also used in other sectors. Their low weight compared with conventional materials helps them play a major role in complying with the strict CO2 and NOx emissions requirements. And with the growing importance of e-mobility, processing copper alloys is becoming ever more vital. “BALINIT MAYURA is a solution tailored to meet these exact challenges for our customers’ materials, processes and applications, and it gives them optimum performance at lower manufacturing costs”, says Dr Andreas Reiter, Head of Product Line Tools at Oerlikon.
BALINIT MAYURA is harder and smoother than comparable coatings, as well as being extremely thin and heat-resistant. These properties make it especially suitable for the demanding processing of non-ferrous materials. Its higher hardness and extraordinary smoothness effectively reduce material adhesion, which in turn minimises built-up edges and optimises chip flow. The minimal coefficient of friction due to its low roughness also enables lower torques, and when punching and forming aluminium, for example, the coating reduces the adhesion tendency and the formation of burrs and flakes.
The coating is extremely thin, which helps keep cutting edges sharp. That means manufacturers and end users benefit from high precision, longer tool service life and a more reliable manufacturing process overall. And the new carbon-based coating also helps conserve resources, as tools can be recoated with BALINIT MAYURA multiple times.
You can find more information on the BALINIT MAYURA page.