Wilson Tool Specialty Coatings
Wilson Tool's exclusive Wear-Beater™ coating is a titanium nitride (TiN) coating that helps reduce galling and extends punch life in certain applications.
Developed by Wilson Tool engineers in our state-of-the-art coating facility, our revolutionary Optima® coating provides significantly longer tool life, more hits between sharpenings, reduced galling, better performance and less downtime. With a surface hardness of 95 Rockwell C, Optima® far exceeds the hardness levels that can be achieved with conventional tool steels. It resists galling in stainless and galvanised steel and is unaffected by sharpening. Optima® coating will outlast untreated tools by as much as 5-7 times.
Our exclusive Nitrex® high endurance surface enhancement increases punch press tooling life by several times that of ordinary tooling. Wilson Tool's patented process provides a surface hardness of HRC-70, increasing long-term durability. Nitrex® is also very effective in reducing punch wear and galling when piercing galvanised materials.
Available only from Wilson Tool, our Slip-Max™ coating has proven effective in some very tough punching and forming applications. The combination of its hardness and lubricity greatly increases punch life and reduces galling when piercing aluminium.
Slip-Max™ is also very effective in resolving even the most challenging stripping problems with punching or forming stainless steel and aluminium.