Crosscut™ AICrN

AlCrN coating for milling and gear cutting

Crosscut AlCrN, the latest addition to Ionbond’s range of coatings for cutting tools, features a unique nanostructure for a substantial decrease of internal stress. Crosscut is tailored to withstanding cutting temperatures of up to 1050°C. It enables consistent performance in very challenging cutting conditions.

A distinguishing feature of Ionbond’s Crosscut is the improved wear performance at the cutting edge of the tool. Uniform distribution of mechanical forces in the vicinity of the cutting edge provides an additional advantage. This property puts Crosscut ahead of other coatings, making it excel in applications where similar AlCrN coatings provide only modest lifetime improvements. Crosscut boosts the tool performance in dry and lubricated cutting conditions significantly.

Superior performance and productivity gains

Reliable operation of Crosscut leads to increased productivity of cutting tools in a wide range of materials, speeds and feeds. Since the coating resists chipping and roughening, the surface quality of the machined part remains exceptionally high throughout the life of the tool. While providing improvements for a wide range of tools, Crosscut shines in particular for interrupted cutting applications, such as milling and hobbing.

Technical Data






Thickness range

2 - 4 μm

Nanohardness, HV 0.05


Friction vs. Steel


Service Temperature


Process Temperature

450 - 500°C