Many users of MoldStar®150 and MoldStar®90 in mold applications have used Titanium Nitride or TiN
Coatings with a high degree of success.
This process has been used as a measure to increase surface hardness for a variety of
reasons and the process does not interfere with nor significantly change the base
material's conductivity level.
In the application process of TiN Coatings, process temperatures should not exceed 950
degrees F. Temperatures beyond this for extended periods can have an effect on the
conductivity and mechanical properties of these alloys.
Lower temperature processes of TiN Coatings will yield the same surface improvements
toMoldStar®150 and MoldStar®90,
so either the high (950F) or low (450F) temperature processes are recommended.
Results of these coatings in mold applications have been to add significant life to
components in molds running aggressive materials ... i.e. "filled" materials or
material/additive combinations that yield exceptionally high levels of gasses.
Wear life of the TiN Coatings on MoldStar®150
and MoldStar®90 have proven to last as long as
coatings applied to toolsteel substrates.