why cutting tools need PVD coating

- Sep 22, 2018-

·         PVD coating is the newer of the tool coating methods and is becoming increasingly popular in the industry. The PVD method involves transporting laminate material in a vacuum from a source via a transport space to the substrate. The laminate material is vaporized using either thermal or electrical energy from the power source, which then allows the vaporized material to adhere to the substrate. The advantage of the PVD process is the range of suitable materials for coating, relatively low-operating temperatures, around 450° C, allowing for coating of sharp cutting edges.



·         Cutting Tools – Help extend the life of your cutting tools. Applying a PVD coating will allow you to reduce costs and have less down time.

·         Punching – With a coated punch, the edge retains sharpness, and galling & side wear are reduced.

·         Forming – Die polishing and galling is eliminated when a coating is applied. The abrasion resistance, hardness, and lubricity of the PVD coating will result in longer tool life and improve part quality.

Based on your requirements, we’ll work with you to select the best option.---IKS.PVD



Time Benefits

·         Run faster

·         Save time & effort

·         Reduced down time of your machine

·         Less time spent re-testing batches

·         Higher speeds & feeds

Budget Benefits

·         Reduced labor costs

·         Reduced cost of tooling

Energy Benefits

·         Save fuel

·         Increased operating temperatures

Performance Benefits

·         Cut harder

·         Last longer

·         Work hotter

·         Order smarter

·         Improved productivity

·         Reduced wear

·         Reduced friction (increased lubricity)

·         Increased lifespan / longevity of your part

·         Use less cutting oils

·         Increased quality

·         Increased performance