Tapping is often the final manufacturing step, and ensuring a high-quality product in this critical final phase requires taps to work efficiently and reliably. Therefore, a high-performance coating plays an important role in the production process: it significantly improves wear resistance, enables a favourable torque curve and enhances chip formation and removal.
We have used all our experience and expertise to develop BALIQ® ANTOS which is based on the pioneering S3p technology enabling extremely hard coatings with very smooth surfaces and outstanding adhesion.
BALIQ® ANTOS consists of an AlCrN base coating with excellent wear resistance that offers high performance, especially when tapping stainless steel. The WC/C top coating provides exceptional friction and lubrication properties with high temperature resistance. This produces a smooth running-in effect, with optimized chip formation and removal as a result. The low torque with fewer peak loads helps ensure stable performance and longer tool service life.