Extending the lifetime of blanking or trimming tools requires keeping the cutting edges sharp to eliminate burrs and to reduce the sliding wear on the sides of the tools. Ionbond™ PVD and PACVD coatings increase the productivity of the tools and the quality of the work piece.
Piercing and shaving
Tools used in piercing and shaving operations typically fail due to sliding wear on the sides of the tools created during extraction of the punch from the work piece material. Ionbond™ PVD and PACVD and Bernex™ CVD coatings possess the toughness, wear resistance and frictional properties necessary in order to reduce this sliding wear mechanism.