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Supplier: Sheetmetal Tooling Tech

Wilson Tool Specialty Coatings shield punches against wear.

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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.

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