Oerlikon Balzers recently announced their next-generation gear cutting tool coating, Balinit Altensa. This coating provides a technological improvement over traditional Balinit Alcrona Pro, which is an industry-leading coating choice today. Altensa optimizes performance by reducing wear at high cutting speeds (when hot hardness of the coating is critical), reducing thermal impact on the tool substrate, and extending tool life. Balzers cites studies that show tool life improvements between 30% and 70% compared to Alcrona, depending on the cutting application. Alternatively, some applications gain 30% to 50% cutting speed while retaining the same tool life.
Koepfer America has worked for decades with the local Balzers facility, which is just 7 miles away. This close relationship ensures quick and flexible processing for new gear cutting tools as well as re-coated sharpened hobs, milling cutters, and shaper cutters. On your next order, ask us about Balinit Altensa.
For more information, please read this technical brief.