Extend Your Cutting Tools’ Life with VaporTech® PVD Coating Machines.

Keep your cutting tools hard and sharp longer with PVD coatings applied in-house.

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Cutting tools generate significant heat, weakening them and shortening 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 machines 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.

VaporTech performance coatings

Performance coatings

Explore the benefits of VaporTech functional thin-film coatings.

VaporTech 1500i coating machine

VT-1500i system

The VT-1500i is a compact, price competitive, high-capacity PVD coating machine with optional sputtering capabilities.

VaporTech Cadence System

Cadence system

Quickly deposit coatings that improve your product’s wear resistance and reduce friction.

PVD coating on cutting tools offers reliability, durability, and performance.

VaporTech® TiN-CrN-DLC coating systems keep cutting tools sharper and prolong their usability. In addition, they protect from heat buildup and reduce friction. Depending on your needs, several PVD coating solutions for cutting tools 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. Titanium tool 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

Zirconium nitride coatings are excellent general-purpose coatings 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.