Hot Forming

During hot forming of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, higher temperatures and limited lubrication options can result in severe adhesive, abrasive and erosive wear of the tools, not to mention poor product quality. A protective coating that provides high hot hardness, thermal stability and galling resistance can significantly improve tool life and product quality.

Ionbond coatings, which are also available in combination with nitriding as a duplex option, have a proven track record in the following hot forming applications: