Bernex™ 02 TiC

Wear resistant and low friction CVD coating

The combination of high hardness, toughness, wear resistance and the low coefficient of friction of Bernex™ 02 make it an ideal coating for open tolerance tools used in metal forming applications. Bernex™ 02 provides excellent performance in forming ferritic and austenitic stainless steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA), advanced high strength steels (AHSS), and steel alloy work pieces with a thickness of more than 2 mm. In addition, the inherent characteristics of Bernex™ 02 make it a better solution than traditional PVD coatings for open tolerance tools used in piercing applications. Bernex™ 02 is deposited at 1000 °C. Therefore, it is only recommended for tool materials compatible with the elevated temperatures. Due to the fact that tool steel will undergo dimensional changes, sufficient dimensional tolerances are required or dimensioning has to be adapted to compensate for the expected changes. Tempered tools need to be heat treated after coating in order to restore the desired hardness of the tool material.

Technical data




Coating thickness

6 - 10 μm

Service Temp.

300 °C

Deposition Temp.

1000 °C

Hardness HV 0.05


Deposition method


Friction vs. steel, dry




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