Nitrex® Surface Enhancement


Unmatched Surface Hardness. Unmatched Durability.
Wilson Tool’s patented Nitrex® high endurance surface enhancement increases press brake tooling life by several times that of untreated tooling. Nitrex is a heat-treat process that permeates tool steel to achieve a surface hardness of HRC-70, offering press brake fabricators unmatched durability and performance.

Minimized Galling. Zero Corrosion.
Nitrex also adds lubricity to press brake tooling that lowers friction as the sheet metal slides over the V-opening of the die, effectively minimizing galling in even the toughest bending situations. Unlike ordinary press brake tooling Nitrex-treated tools experience zero corrosion, resulting in faster cleanups and longer-lasting tooling.

Lower Tooling Costs. Increased Productivity.
Nitrex delivers dramatic increases in both the durability and longevity of press brake tooling – resulting in significant gains in productivity, lower overall tooling costs and superior finished products. Available only from Wilson Tool, Nitrex is a standard offering on all Wilson press brake tooling.

Nitrex High Endurance Surface Enhancement Provides:

  • Surface hardness of HRC-70
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Significantly longer tool life
  • Increased productivity
  • Less galling
  • Lower tooling costs