Forming Applications - More Press Time, Less Downtime!
Sick and tired of polishing dies after 300 - 400 hits? Then try our Alpha™, CrN, TiCN, or TiN PVD coatings. Galling and die polishing will be a thing of the past with these high-performance coatings.
The lubricity, hardness and abrasion resistance of these PVD coatings reduces friction between the sheet metal and tool, resulting in 8 to 40 times longer tool life and improved part quality.
Coating Benefits Include:
- 6 – 10 x longer life over uncoated form tools.
- Reduced die galling, better lubricity, less die polishing.
- Reduced friction, resulting in better forms, higher quality parts and less need for lubrication.
- More up-time and less rework, all resulting in more profits.
Since coatings only cost 5 – 10 percent of what a new tool costs, every dollar ($1.00) spent on coatings results in up to one hundred dollars ($100.00) in additional tool life.
Alpha™ (lower picture), TiCN and CrN (top) are the three premium coatings we offer for forming. They typically outlast TiN by two to four times due to either their higher hardness or greater thickness (TiN, TiCN, and Alpha™ ≈ 0.0002”/surface, CrN ≈ 0.0003”/surface).
Since coatings can be chemically stripped without damaging the base material, our astute customers use stripping, re-polishing and recoating of their tools to essentially make their tools last forever.
Surface Solutions Inc.
7895 Ranchers Road
Fridley, MN 55432
Eliminate Galling, Tool Polishing with PVD Coatings!
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