Great Britain

Ionbond UK - Consett
Unit 36
Number One Industrial Estate
Medomsley Road
Consett, County Durham
+44 1207 500 823

Ionbond UK - Mansfield
Unit 4
Windsor Court
Fletchers Way
Crown Farm Industrial Park
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire GB NG19 OFN
+44 1623 683 210


Mansfield Tool Coating Center – leaders in tool coatings

The Mansfield Tool Coating Centre is the number one for tool coatings in the UK. We serve our customers with great technical support, a helpful attitude and fast service including collection and delivery.
Established in the 1990s, the centre has evolved from supporting the local HSS tooling market to handling 125,000 - 150,000 tools per month from tool manufacturers & regrinds UK-wide. We offer best-in-class service, with 48-72 hour standard turnaround and express service available on request.

State-of-the-art coatings for standard and specific applications

We provide advanced PVD coatings for demanding automotive, aerospace, oil & gas and general engineering applications that require higher metal removal rates with cemented carbide tooling. We also support UK and Central European customers with coatings for emerging materials such as non-ferrous materials, composites and engineering plastics.
Also offered are low-temperature coatings for machine blades and knives, as well as FDA-certified coatings for food processing equipment. To complete our service offering, Ionbond Mansfield also offers a decoating and and a forming tool polishing service.

Specialised in automotive

Working with Ionbond Mansfield has many advantages for customers in the automotive sector.

  • Forming tool coatings developed and specified by major UK Automotive manufacturers, in response to the growing importance of light-weight materials for electric vehicles (EV).
  • State-of-the-art Ionbond 90 Concept coating for advanced high-strength steels.
  • Tetrabond™ Plus and Ionbond™ 42 coating for massive productivity gains in aluminium & non-ferrous forming.


Ionbond Consett offers one of the most diverse coating technology portfolios of any PVD coating provider globally. Established in 1982 at the arrival of PVD coating technology in the UK, the Consett Coating Centre is a state-of-the-art facility and the HQ for Ionbond UK. The centre boasts 8 chambers, including the three largest PVD coating chambers in the UK, ensuring best-in-class economies of scale for medium to high volume precision parts.

Serving the needs of different sectors

To best serve our customers, Ionbond offers cathodic arc, unbalanced magnetron sputtering, HIPIMS and PACVD (for diamond-like carbon coatings) coating processes. This ensures we can offer high-performance coatings for all component applications, for example aerospace, oil & gas and medical devices. We also provide high-quality decorative coatings for automotive interiors & audio, architectural hardware, kitchen & washroom, shop interiors, luxury goods (watches & jewellery) and sporting and leisure goods.

The right accreditations for critical applications

Serving such a diverse market, the centre has specific accreditations and approvals for Aerospace EN 9100 RevD and NADCAP (held since 2003, currently merit program), ISO 13485:2016 (Medical Devices) and ISO 9001:2015. Currently, we are preparing for ISO 14001 (Environmental) approval in 2022.
With aerospace being one of our major specialities, we hold Airbus approval for WC-C:H (Tribobond™ 40) as well as TiN (Tribobond™ 01). Furthermore, we carry approvals from Rolls Royce and Pratt & Whitney, as well as many other blue-chip OEMs.

Getting the results you need with our experts

The centre boasts a Technical Project Department with CAD design capability & 3D printing for rapid prototyping of masks and fixtures. The development team ensure the needs of each project are met with a fast to market approach, fulfilling tight deadlines, and delivering project success.
With a dedicated customer service team, technical projects department and a wealth of experience across all operational functions, Ionbond UK is ready to support your requirements now and in the future.

Contact us

Chris Constable
Managing Director

+44 1207 500 823

Melanie Harrison
Customer Service Manager

+44 1207 500 823

Tony Goodridge
Technical Sales Engineer

+44 1207 500 823

Dale Tedder
Technical Projects Manager

+44 1207 500 823