CERAedge™ is a new coating introduced by MA Ford a while back that is starting to show some tremendous performance improvements when compared to amorphous diamond coatings. It combines the heat resistance of conventional AlTiN coating with the hardness and smoothness of amorphous diamond coatings.
It's ideal for Titanium-clad composite material because of the extreme hardness combined with lubricity. It's Toughness allows for excellent machining performance as well. CERAedge™ has properties that are also ideal for drilling of Titanium clad composites
In aluminum and high silicon aluminum materials we've found that that hardness and lubricity extend tool life by increasing wear resistance.
CERAedge™ is a ceramic coating with extreme properties: It's Hardness that makes it the 3rd hardest material when compared to industrial diamonds It's toughness that is comparable to Titanium and it's lubricity approaches Teflon and it has an extreme heat tolerance!
Hardness of 3,400 Hv
Friction coefficient of 0.06
Oxidation temperature of 1100 degrees C/ 2012 degrees F
Coating thickness of 2 – 3 microns
Non-reactive to Titanium
CERAedge™ Test: 6061 T-6
Material: 6061 aluminum extrusion
MA Ford Tool: Series 138, ½” (12.7mm)diameter
IPM: 300 (7,620 mm/minute)
Current Situation: Maximum of 5 parts completed per tool with typical lubricious coating. 2,138 linear inches (54 linear meters) per part, 10,690 linear inches per tool (272 linear meters).
CERAedge™ coated 138 series: 42 parts or 92,976 linear inches per tool (2,360 linear m/tool). 870% more linear inches with CERAedge™!
CERAedge™ Test: Phenolic
Material: Carbon fiber reinforced phenolic parts
M.A. Ford Tool: ½” (12.7mm) diamond grind router with CERAedge™ coating