Forming and Molding Tools

Improve productivity, maintain excellent product quality and minimize scrap rate

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Ionbond™ coatings for forming and molding tools

To enable an excellent product quality and to improve the performance and productivity of punches, dies, molds, rolls and other tooling types used for forming metal, plastic and composite materials, choose the proven Ionbond™ PVD, PACVD, and CVD coatings for forming and molding tools. With the broadest portfolio in the industry, Ionbond has an engineered solution for every application in these continuously evolving industries. This includes the steady advancement of materials like aluminum and AHSS, and new application fields that demand different coating requirements for molds and dies involved in the production processes.

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Forming & Molding Case Studies

Download the case studies to get an insight and learn about the true performance of our multipurpose and premium coating solutions in various forming applications.

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Improved productivity and part quality

Ionbond™ coatings are engineered to extend tool life, reduce downtime, lower scrap rates and increase productivity for the end user. They also provide better flow and release properties for the tools, which  will lead to higher quality levels for the product finish.

  • High wear resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Anti-galling properties
  • High fatigue resistance
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Improved parts release

Premium coatings for forming & molding tools

Ionbond’s coating portfolio for Forming & Molding Tools is highly diverse, including some perennial market favorites, allowing for the perfect combination of the base material and surface properties.

Forming & Molding
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Ionbond™ 01 Forming & Molding

Hardness, and wear resistance, makes it an ideal coating for blanking, trimming, and piercing tools as well as plastic injection molds for glass or fiber filled resins.

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Ionbond™ 10

Higher hardness, wear resistance and lower coefficient of friction than PVD TiN make it a more efficient coating for tools employed in blanking, trimming, piercing, and plastic injection molding appl…

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Ionbond™ 22

Ionbond™ 22 is an AlTiCrN coating that possesses excellent toughness, wear resistance, and galling resistance.

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Ionbond™ 25

AlCrN coating that possesses high hardness and excellent wear resistance.

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Ionbond™ 30 Forming & Molding

Toughness, wear resistance, and galling resistance make it an excellent candidate for light to medium forming applications, including those involving carbon steels, austenitic stainless steels, galva…

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Ionbond™ 347

A multi-layered CrN/CrON oxynitride coating which provides superior performance to traditional PVD TiN and CrN coatings in plastic molding applications.

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Ionbond™ 35

PVD coating for use in aluminum die casting, hot stamping & plastic injection molding applicationsIonbond™ 35 provides superior performance to PVD TiAlN and CrN coatings in aluminum die casting a…

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Ionbond™ 357

Oxynitride CrWN/(CrW)xOy coating for high-temperature forming applicationsIonbond™ 357 marks the next evolutionary step of our well-established Ionbond™ 35 (CrWN) coating with a proven track record i…

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Ionbond™ 40 Forming & Molding

Versatile PVD DLC coating for use in metal forming and plastic injection molding applicationsIonbond™ 40 is a DLC coating with excellent toughness, a low coefficient of friction, and good galling res…

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Ionbond™ 41 Forming & Molding

Versatile PVD DLC coating for use in metal forming and plastic injection molding applicationsIonbond™ 41 is a DLC coating with excellent abrasive wear and good galling resistance and a low friction p…

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Ionbond™ 42 Forming & Molding

PVD DLC Coating for premium performance in metalforming and plastic injection molding applicationsIonbond™ 42 is a DLC coating with superior fatigue resistance, excellent abrasive wear and galling re…

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Ionbond™ 62

Premium PVD coating for use in metal forming applicationsIonbond™ 62 combines the hardness, toughness and wear resistance of PVD TiCN with the ultra low coefficient of friction of a solid lubricant c…

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Ionbond™ 90 Concept

Next generation PVD coating for use in demanding metalforming applicationsIonbond™ 90 Concept is a next generation PVD coating designed to provide superior performance in a wide variety of metal form…

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Ionbond™ 95 Concept

Next generation PVD coating for premium performance in forming metals and non-ferrous metals, particularly suitable for hot forging, aluminum extrusion and high-pressure die casting applicationsIonbo…

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Ionbond™ 962

Next generation self-lubricating PVD coating for use in demanding metal forming applicationsIonbond™ 962 is a multi-layered coating consisting of Ionbond™ 90 and a MoST (MoS2 + Ti) top layer. It comb…

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Ionbond™ CVD 02

Wear resistant and low friction CVD coatingThe combination of high hardness, toughness, wear resistance and the low coefficient of friction of Ionbond™ CVD 02 make it an ideal coating for open tolera…

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Ionbond™ CVD 10 Forming & Molding

Traditional CVD Coating for use in metal forming applicationsIonbond™ CVD 10 is a CVD TiCN coating with a high hardness, good toughness and wear resistance, and a lower coefficient of friction than o…

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Ionbond™ CVD 13 Forming & Molding

Traditional CVD Coating for use in metalforming applicationsHigh hardness, toughness, and wear resistance make Ionbond™ CVD 13 a versatile product for open tolerance tooling used in light to medium m…

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Ionbond™ CVD 29 Forming & Molding

Aluminum oxide coating for high temperature forming applicationsIonbond™ CVD 29 Al2O3 is a multi-layered CVD coating engineered to be able to cope with the aggressive conditions present in high tempe…

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Ionbond™ CVD 62

Premium CVD coating for use in metalforming applicationsIonbond™ CVD 62 couples the high hardness, toughness and wear resistance of CVD deposited TiC with the ultra low coefficient of friction of MoS…

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Tetrabond™ Forming & Molding

Smooth Non-hydrogenated DLC CoatingTetrabond™ is a non-hydrogenated, tetrahedral amorphous carbon (ta-C) coating that belongs to the class of diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings. It is a ta-C coating …

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Laser Welding

High productivity, high qualityLaser welding is a well established process and is integrated into a variety of applications worldwide. Through the use of this technique, the joining of parts can be i…

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Laser Beam Hardening

Increased wear resistance, longer lifeLaser beam hardening is employed to locally improve the surface properties of components and tools. Use of this treatment can increase wear and fatigue resistanc…

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Plasma Nitriding / Duplex Coatings

Plasma Nitriding for Duplex CoatingsTools in metal forming and other challenging forming applications are highly susceptible to abrasive and adhesive wear and fatigue. That is why the forming industr…

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Coating applications for forming & molding tools

Ionbond™ PVD, PACVD, and CVD coatings are proven to improve performance in tools for a wide variety of forming and molding applications.

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Cold Forming

Stable, reliable processes, low scrap rates and superb product integrity

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Hot forming

Improve tool life and product quality by increasing high hot hardness, thermal stability and galling resistance

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Plastic molding

Improve tool life and reduce scrap rates by improving product release, details and finish

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Plasma Nitriding

Boost the performance of your forming application

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Forming & Molding Tools Laser Hardening

Increase wear resistance to gain longer tool life, higher productivity, and quality

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Discuss your challenges with Tobias Brögelmann

Tobias Brögelmann, Global Segment Manager Forming and Molding Tools, will be glad to support you.

We will get in contact with you as soon as possible

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Dr. Ing. Tobias Brögelmann

Global Segment Manager Forming and Molding