Harder With Silicon

Author Joseph Hazelton
April 01, 2008 - 12:00pm

Several types of cutting tools can be protected with coatings harder than regular A1TiN coatings by combining A1TiN grains with an amorphous silicon-nitride matrix.

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Related Glossary Terms

  • amorphous


    Not having a crystal structure; noncrystalline.


Joseph L. Hazelton is a freelance writer with multiple years of experience writing and editing articles for metalworking publications.