BALDIA COMPACT DCWhen every micron counts in the machining of compacted and sintered powders


In special applications where every micron counts when machining compacted and sintered powders such as graphite, hard metals and ceramics, BALDIA® COMPACT DC is the best choice.

BALDIA® COMPACT DC allows the tightest tolerances in tool diameter and coating thickness, resulting in consistently high tool performance with tight bore tolerances, achieving extremely high finishing accuracy.

With BALDIA® COMPACT DC, you also benefit from an enhanced quality control and special chemical pre-treatment of the substrate.

  • Advantages


    • Highest abrasive wear resistance
    • Less sticking of dust to the tool
    • Allows ultra-high cutting speeds and maximum productivity
    • Faster and more reliable production process
    • Tolerances on final tool diameter of less than 10 microns achievable
    • Outstanding quality due to enhanced quality control
    • Highest finishing accuracy
  • Specifications


    Coating material C-based (sp3)
    Coating structure CVD
    Coating colour grey
    Coating hardness HIT[GPa]* 80 - 100
    Max. service temp. [°C]**** 600
    Coating temperature [°C] < 900
    Typical coating thickness [µm] 4 - 15
    General remark All given data are approximate values, they depend on application, environment and test condition.
    *Coating hardness HIT[GPa] Measured by nano indentation according to ISO 14577. For multilayers the hardness of the different layers varies.
    ****Max. service temp. [°C] These are approximate values out of the field. Due to thermodynamic laws there is a dependency of pressure in application.
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  • Applications

    Recommended applications

    BALDIA® COMPACT DC is recommended for all applications where every micron counts, such as

    • Die and mould making
    • Dental application
    • Free-formed surfaces

    Tools applications

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