BALINIT TISAFLEXMachining difficult-to-cut materials at the highest level

BALINIT TISAFLEX for machining difficult-to-cut materials
BALINIT TISAFLEX for die-sinking end mill
BALINIT TISAFLEX for ball nose end mill

Titanium, nickel-based alloys, stainless steel and hardened steel push cutting tools to their performance limits. Consequently, industries in which these materials are increasingly being used – mould-making, aerospace, the 3C industry (computers, communications and consumer electronics) - are facing new challenges.

BALINIT® TISAFLEX from Oerlikon Balzers provides outstanding oxidation resistance, high thermal stability and excellent wear resistance. The new high-end coating solution is thus the perfect solution for machining these demanding materials.

  • Advantages


    Optimised layer structure with tailored mechanical properties of each layer


    AlTiN based layer offers high degree of ductility; TiSiXN layer makes BALINIT® TISAFLEX hard and resistant to oxidation and wear

    Defined stress profile


    Reduced crack formation and improved resistance to chipping

    Superior heat resistance of BALINIT® TISAFLEX


    The coated tool can sustain high temperatures at the cutting edge

    Tailored combination of the coating structure and properties


    Significant reduction of adhesive wear resulting in extended tool life

  • Specifications


    Coating material AlTiN / TiSiXN
    Coating colour bronze
    Coating hardness HIT[GPa]* 38 +/-5
    Max. service temp. [°C]**** 1100
    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

    Operations such as

    • Finishing with end mills
    • Roughing with end mills
    • Finishing using inserts
    • Drills

    Materials leading to the formation of the built-up edge effect causing adhesive wear

    • Stainless steel
    • Nickel-based alloys
    • Titanium-based alloys
    • Hardened steel

    The superior properties of BALINIT® TISAFLEX

    make it the best coating solution for ambitious machining applications in:


    BALINIT TISAFLEX - machining in aerospace industry

    3C* Industry

    BALINIT TISAFLEX - machining in 3C industry
    *3C: Computer, Communication, Consumer Electronic

    Mold making

    BALINIT TISAFLEX - machining in mold making industry

    Tools applications

    • Cutting Cutting

      Oerlikon Balzers drives your cutting tools forward

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