PVD for Cutting Tools

PVD Coatings have been applied as coatings to cutting tools commercially since about 1980 to improve wear resistance and extend tool life. Nowadays PVD Coating for Cutting Tools is considered essential to achieve the desired performance and minimise downtime.

PVD coatings for cutting tools can be applied to a wide range of high speed steel and cemented tungsten carbide tooling. Tool life can be significantly improved on both new and reground tooling - typically5-10 times depending on the application.
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Initially only the attractive gold coloured Titanium Nitride was available, however more hard wearing and lower friction coatings have been developed over the years such as Titanium CarboNitride (TiCN). There are now a very wide range of PVD coatings available for every application. The most commonly used being Titanium Nitride (TiN),Titanium CarboNitride (TiCN) and Aluminium Titanium Nitride (AlTiN)coatings. 

Chromium Nitride and Zirconium Nitride are also used to enhance tool life.

PVD Coatings can be applied to a wide range of Cutting Tools. Contact us for more details
Typical applications include:

  • Milling
  • Turning
  • Hobbing
  • Drilling
  • Piercing
    • PVD Coatings can be applied to a wide range of Cutting Tools. 

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