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Industries Using PVD Coating

PVD Coating for Cutting Tools

The manufacture and use of cutting tools is one of the cornerstones of precision machining and industrial production. The effectiveness of these tools is closely related to the material and surface treatments. PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating is a popular surface treatment method for cutting tools and has many advantages:

  1. Wear Resistance: The PVD coating increases the wear resistance of the cutting tools, providing a longer service life. This reduces tool changes and improves production time.

  2. High Temperature Performance:PVD coatings can increase cutting speeds while maintaining tool performance even at high temperatures.

  3. Lower Friction:PVD coatings reduce tool friction with the workpiece, resulting in smoother cuts and better surface finish.

  4. Corrosion Resistance:The PVD coating protects the tools from corrosion, which extends the life of the cutting tools.

  5. Reducing Cutting Fluid: Due to lower friction and improved heat dissipation, the amount of coolant can be reduced or completely eliminated in some cases.

  6. Improved Surface Finishing:Tools machined with PVD coating generally provide a more uniform surface finish, resulting in a better surface finish on machined parts.

  7. Cost Effectiveness:Longer tool life and less use of cutting fluids result in long-term cost savings.

  8. Flexibility:PVD coating processes can be customized for different cutting tool materials and geometries. This ensures that the best coating solution is obtained according to the specific application needs.

  9. Higher Cutting Speeds: Some PVD coatings can help increase production capacity by allowing higher cutting speeds.

  10. Heat and Oxidation Resistance: Some PVD coatings make the tool more resistant to heat and oxidation, which improves overall performance.

As a result, PVD coating for cutting tools is an important technological innovation to improve performance and productivity in industrial machining applications. These coatings offer an effective way to reduce production costs, extend tool life and improve overall machining quality.

  • Mills: Various cutter types, including end, face, radius, and T-type cutters.

  • Drills: HSS, carbide or other types of drills.

  • Drilling tools: Tapping, boring tools.

  • Lathe blades: External and internal turning, threading blades, etc.

  • ​Thread cutting tools: Threading tools, threading plates.
  • Tool holders: Adapters, holders and fasteners used to attach cutting tools to the machine.

  • Wood and metalworking knives.

  • Medical and surgical blades.

  • Deep hole drills.

  • Channel drills.

  • Special profile cutting tools.

  • Micro cutting tools.

  • cutting plates.

  • Broaching kits.

  • Gear cutting tools.

The PVD coating increases the surface hardness, wear resistance and heat resistance of these tools, increasing cutting speeds, tool life and overall productivity. Different types of PVD coatings (TiN, TiAlN, AlCrN, etc.) can be optimized for different applications and materials, which is why PVD coating is so popular for cutting tools.