Pre- and post-treatment

Accessing the full benefits of a coating for high-performance applications requires specialized knowledge and methods of surface preparation. With the right pre- and post-coating treatments, a low roughness and tailored cutting-edge radii are possible. IHI Ionbond offers a variety of technologies, including several developed in-house, that can be selected and applied based on the nature of the coating and the requirement of the tool.

  • Deburring
  • Dry and wet microblasting
  • Brushing
  • Drag finishing


Example of a cutting edge of a hob tooth before and after the deburring process.

Example of the cutting edge radius of a ball nose end mill before and after post-treatment.

Ionbond has also developed specialized methods for decoating of expensive HSS and cemented carbide tools. Find out more here!