Cutting tools such as end-mills, drills, taps, inserts, and punches all benefit from being coated with wear-resistant PVD coating. Even if the cutting tools are produced from tungsten carbide. The PVD coating is even harder than carbide! They also create a low friction surface. These properties combine to increase the useful life of cutting tools through PVD treatment. In fact, many other types of parts that are subject to heavy wear will benefit from these same PVD plated finishes. Examples such as engine components, gears, razor blades, bearings, dies, PVD gun finishes, and PVD coating stainless steel are coated daily at VTI.
The quality of the services and products we provide at our PVD coating 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.
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.
CrN, AlTiN, and TiN are all run daily.
Three to five business days are standard. Expedited delivery is available on request.