Extend the Life of Cutting Tools with VaporTech® PVD Coating Systems
Keep your cutting tools hard and sharp longer with PVD coatings applied in-house.
Cutting tools generate significant heat that can weaken cutting tools and shorten their useful life. Prolong the life of your cutting tools with high-performance functional physical vapor deposition (PVD) coatings. PVD coatings for end mills, slab mills, hobs, inserts, and cutters are designed to reduce friction and protect tools from abrasion and edge buildup.
PVD coating cutting tools offer reliability, durability, and performance.
PVD coatings keep cutting tools sharper and prolong their usability. In addition, they protect from heat buildup and reduce friction. Depending on your needs, several cutting tool coating solutions are available:
Titanium nitride (TiN) coating for cutting tools
TiN is the most recognized common PVD coating for cutting tools. It is the bright yellow-gold coating commonly seen on drill bits. This coating provides hardness and toughness and reduces friction. TiN is compatible with acids/bases/solvents for applications in which chemicals are used.
Titanium carbide (TiCN) coating for cutting tools
TiCN is an excellent PVD coating for high hardness and abrasive wear resistance.
Zirconium nitride (ZrN) coating for cutting tools
ZrN is an excellent general-purpose coating for cuttings tools, featuring high hardness/ toughness, good wear resistance, and excellent corrosion resistance.
Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating for cutting tools
DLC is an amorphous carbon coating with very low friction, high hardness, resistance to sliding wear, and attractive graphite-to-black color.
PVD & DLC coatings for cutting tools
With an in-house PVD and DLC coating machine, you can add hardness and toughness, reduce friction, and provide corrosion and wear resistance to your cutting tools. Our experts help you choose the most appropriate coating material and optimize it for your needs, whether for end mills, slab mills, hobs, inserts, or cutters.