Why Choose PVD Coatings?
Cutting tools such as end-mills, drills, taps, inserts, and punches all benefit from being coated with wear resistant PVD coatings. Even if the cutting tools is produced from tungsten carbide. The PVD coatings are even harder than carbide! They also create a low friction surface. These properties combine to increase the useful life of cutting tools. In fact, many other types of parts which are subject to heavy wear will benefit from these same PVD coatings. Examples such as engine components, gears, razor blades, bearings, and dies are coated daily at VTI.
The Advantages of PVD Wear Resistant Coatings:
Dramatic Improvement in Tool Life
Minimal Dimensional Changes
Protects Against Corrosion
Strip & Recoat Multiple Times
Low Coating Temperature for Sensitive Parts
Where Quality Matters Most
The quality of the services and products we provide at our company is always of the utmost importance to our staff. That is why we inspect all orders upon their receipt, test them multiple times throughout the coating process, and inspect them again before shipping them back out to you. Some of the most common tests we perform include Rockwell adhesion, plus calotest and x-ray fluorescence for thickness. Witness pieces are included in every batch and retained for as long as our customers require. Our mission is to provide unparalleled service, quality, and value in coating technology.
What temperatures do my parts see during processing?
The CatArc coatings can be deposited as low as 400°F, but the higher the temperature the better the adhesion and performance. Sputtered coatings are done at 950°F.
Which coatings should I specify for my machining application?
What are your most frequently run coatings?
CrN, AlTiN, and TiN are all run daily.
What is your typical turnaround time?
Three to five business days are standard. Expedited delivery is available on request.Download Brochure