IHI Ionbond is pleased to announce the installation of a Hauzer Flexicoat 850 CARC+ coating system and associated infrastructure, providing much needed additional capacity at its coating service centre in Pune, India. This newly installed equipment provides the next generation of “Plus” coatings viz. Maximizer Plus, Hardcut Plus & Crosscut Plus. The “Plus” family of coatings are produced using a combination of technologies, including the new FIR plasma source etching system, resulting in smooth, dense, highly adhered coatings. This investment in the new high-end coating technology addresses both the current and future needs of Indian tool manufacturers, regrinders and end users. The “Plus” generation of tool coatings provide longer tool life, leading to efficiency gains for high end manufacturing that is key to competing in an ever more challenging market place. This will cover a wide range of Cutting Tools, including Gear Cutting Tools. The installation is a welcome addition to the growing capabilities of Ionbond India tool coating facility at Pune (Maharashtra).
Ionbond operates two coating centres in India, located in Pune and Chennai, providing coating services for cutting tools, forming and molding tools, medical instruments, industrial and automotive components. Ionbond India sites are ISO 9001 certified. In addition, the Pune facility is ISO 13485 certified (medical) and the Chennai facility is IATF 16949 certified (automotive).