Keep Tools in the Press Longer with a PVD Coating!
Metal Forming - 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:
Our best coating for tough metal forming applications is CrN. It has very good lubricity, is very tough, and has good wear resistance. If you have stainless steel applications where galling is an issue, CrN is your solution.
Alpha™ and TiCN are good, all-purpose coatings that will provide 2 - 4x life over TiN coating; while TiN coating will provide 2 - 8x life over uncoated tools.
What Our Customers Have to Say
"I just want to say that your Alpha™ coating is amazing. Our operators are not very vigilant at removing the abrasive laser dust and slag but still the coating holds up. Some blocks you alpha coated for me over a year ago are still looking great. Never picks up any base metal and even with minimal lubricant, we can wipe 3/8" thick, grade 80, hot rolled into a tight channel! It seems to get better with more pressure, after a while it becomes a darker brown and gets even slicker. We used to polish a few times a run. Now, with the Alpha™ coating, we have never had to polish, we use less lubricant and have a better looking product. I will continue to use Alpha™ over any of the competitor's coatings due to the durability, price, and your turnaround. Thanks for all your help, you make my job a lot easier!"
Thanks, Chris - Metal Forming and Punching Customer