There are numerous kinds of PVD coating that can be applied to tools and other objects. Each is actually a family of specific PVD coating compositions that has specific applications.

Aurora Coating Traditional Name Color Thickness (m) Maximum Operating Temp (°C) Microhardness (HV 10g) Friction Coecient Features
TITAN TiN 1~7 600 2200~2500 0.55 • General purpose coating
• Decorative purpose
• Good for machining carbon steel (less than 30 HRC)
TITAN-A5 TiAlN 1~4 800 2800~3200 0.6 • Great wet-machining performance
• Good for machining tool steel (less than 45 HRC)
TITAN-A7R AlTiCrN 1~4 900 3200~3600 0.65 • Higher operational temperature range (T>800C)
• Great wet – dry machining performance
• Good for machining steel (in the range of 45~50 HRC)
TITAN-A7 AlTiN 1~4 800 3200~3600 0.7 • Higher operational temperature range (T>800C)
• Great dry machining performance (minimum use of lubricants)
• Good for machining steel (in the range of 50~55 HRC)
TITAN-AC TiAlCN 1~4 400 2500 0.3 • Excellent for machining Al-alloy 6061/7075
TITAN-C TiCN 1~4 400 2200~2500 0.25 • Good for HHS drill
• Lower friction than TiN
TITAN-R TiCrN 1~4 700 2100 0.5 • Multilayer CrN/TiN coating
• Excellent in molding and high precision parts protection
• Anti-rust/corrosion
ORION-T TiSiN 1~4 1100 3300~4600 0.45 • High operational temperature
• High hardness
• Excellent for Stainless Steel
• Excellent in high speed dry cutting
• High abrasive wear resistance
ORION-AR AlCrSiN 1~4 950 4500 0.7 • Excellent in high speed dry cutting
• Good for machining harder steel (55 HRC up)
• Good for machining Ti-alloy
SCUTUM-Z ZrN 1~4 550 2000 0.4 • Great for machining Al-alloy
• Anti-corrosion
SCUTUM-R CrN 1~7 700 1800 0.3 • Optimum release, anti-adhesion
• Anti-corrosion
• Outstanding chemical resistance and toughness
SCUTUM-C DLC 1~4 400 1800 0.15 • Anti-adhesive diamond-like carbon
• Extremely low friction
• Good for machining light metal
• PVD+PECVD hybrid process (US Patent)
Pure metal Accordingly Accordingly 1~200 Accordingly Accordingly Accordingly • High thickness coating available
• Decorative coating