Titanium-coated Topstitch needles for all domestic machines. Titanium-coated needles have been available for longarm and industrial machines for many years but these are the first titanium-coated Topstitch style needles made for home machines. Superior Threads (USA) and Organ Needle Company (Japan) have applied the latest technology of titanium-coated needles to the Topstitch style for home machines. Because these new titanium-coated needles have an ultra thin coat of titanium nitride they will stay sharper longer and outlast any current Topstitch needle on the market.
Why Topstitch? The Topstitch needle is the most common needle type used and recommended by professionals and educators. We recommend the Topstitch for piecing, quilting, embroidery, appliqué, and construction. These needles are available in four sizes to accommodate all thread types, including metallic threads. The Topstitch needle has a larger eye and deeper groove. It is often referred as the MAGIC NEEDLE. It really does make a difference in your sewing experience.
Superior Titanium-coated Topstitch Needle Options
We sometimes receive questions about titanium-coated needles. Some have concerns that titanium, being so strong, can cause the needle to damage the machine. If there were a real risk, sewing factories around the world would not use titanium-coated needles. They do. A titanium-coated needle is simply that — a hardened metal needle with an ultra-thin titanium nitride coating. What exactly is titanium nitride?
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Organ Needle’s brochure explaining titanium-coating
Titanium nitride is an extremely hard, inert, thin film coating that is applied primarily to precision metal parts. Titanium nitride (TiN) has an ideal combination of hardness, toughness, adhesion and inertness.
Interesting facts about Titanium Nitride coating:
Hard (harder than carbide, 3X harder than chrome)
Thin film is typically 3 micrometers or .0001” thick. (Average human hair is .0038″ thick)
Uniform coating with no buildup on edges (no drip spots)
High Temperature tolerant (can handle friction with no worries)
Conductive – does not oxidize (no special care needed)
Is non-toxic and used for medical surgical devices and food processing equipment
Forms an outstanding bond to the base material that will not blister, flake or chip
Tools typically last 3 to 10 times longer than un-coated tools
Gold in color
The question becomes, “why not use a titanium-coated needle?” With all the above benefits and the cost a mere fraction more than standard needles, it makes sense to be able to use your needle an average of 5 to 8 times longer than a standard needle.