Stamping processes for ferrous and non-ferrous alloys frequently encounter issues such as split and wrinkled product or galling on the tool surfaces. These issues can be further exacerbated when thicker coils, high-strength materials and inadequate lubrication are used. Ionbond PVD and PACVD coatings, with their favorable frictional properties, excellent wear resistance and high impact fatigue resistance, help improve product quality and extend tool life even in the most challenging applications involving AHSS, stainless steel and aluminum alloys.