Crimping Method Using Crimp Apparatus with Titanium Nitride Coating to Reduce Friction
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-30
A conventional crimping tool has an anvil and a die. The anvil holds a terminal or other subject to be crimped and the die deforms the subject in to a crimping configuration. The die is given a thin coating of a friction reducing material. The coating may be about 5 micrometers of titanium nitride. Titanium nitride is commonly applied to tools by chemical vapor deposition and can also be applied by physical vapor deposition. The die with the friction reducing coating is less liable to flake off plated materials from the crimp subject. It also requires less energy to form the crimp.