Cutting Tools Coatings
Cutting tools need to operate with a wide variety of machining requirements and work piece materials. IHI Ionbond offers a broad portfolio of state-of-the-art PVD, PACVD and CVD coatings for high-speed steels (HSS) and cemented carbide cutting tools.
Our coatings save overall machining cost, as they allow higher cutting speeds and feeds and reduce the time needed for tool change due to the extended tool life.
Find the most suitable coating for the material you need to machine
The metal cutting industry produces a range of components, machined from many different materials. Each material has unique characteristics, influenced by alloying elements, heat treatment, hardness and other parameters. ISO standards divide work piece materials in six major groups with unique properties regarding machinability:
- ISO P – Steel
- ISO M – Stainless steels
- ISO K – Cast iron
- ISO N – Non-ferrous metals
- ISO S – Heat-resistant superalloys and titanium-based materials
- ISO H – Steels with hardness >65 HRC
- Non-ISO – Thermoplastics, glass-fiber-reinforced polymer/plastic (GFRP), carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP), graphite (technical)
The Plus series of high-performance coatings
Ionbond has developed a new series of premium coatings employing advanced arc evaporation technology. The new process deposits the coatings at far higher energy levels than possible with conventional arc sources. The coatings are suitable for HSS and tungsten carbide tools and show increased performance in dry and wet machining.