PVD Treatments

We offer a very good range of high quality PVD Coatings from our plant at Birmingham. During alloy treatment PVD adds a wear resistance coating to the material. There are multiple type of PVD - another is Iontec PVD. The central location of the site and the Aalberts Surface Technologies transport network mean fast turnaround times can be offered to customers. This, coupled with a short coating cycle times provides a rapid Coating Service to the whole of the UK. 

PVD (Physical Vapour Deposited) Coatings are extremely hard (typically 3 to 4 times harder than tool steel), often have a low coefficient of friction and are extremely wear resistant. Coating thickness is in the range 2 to 5 microns and this significantly improves wear resistance. Apart from the common TiN (Titanium Nitride), TiCN and CrN (Chromium Nitride) coatings available, Aalberts Surface Technologies also deposit a range of harder AlTiN coatings, including VarianticĀ® and Exxtral PlusĀ®. These coatings have been designed by Eifeler GmbH and the resulting properties are proven to work in a wide range of more arduous applications.

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Useful PVD Information
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 PVD Datasheet
 PVD Coatings
 PVD Anti-gall

Materials which can be PVD coated:
  • Stainless steel
  • Titanium
  • Cemented carbide
  • Tool steel
  • High speed steel

For components used in tooling and decorative applications, PVD coatings are increasingly applied to improve wear resistance, anti galling and resist scratches. In particular PVD coatings are used successfully to eliminate galling on stainless steel or titanium threads.

Steel parts may be initially Nitrided before applying the PVD coating, and we have a range of on-site duplex treatments for this.

Where a diamond like coating (DLC coating) is required, a PVD coating can be a better option: Talk to us for more details.

specialised PVD coatings

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