Mansfield Tool Coating Center – leaders in tool coatings
The Mansfield Tool Coating Centre is the number one for tool coatings in the UK. We serve our customers with great technical support, a helpful attitude and fast service including collection and delivery.
Established in the 1990s, the centre has evolved from supporting the local HSS tooling market to handling 125,000 - 150,000 tools per month from tool manufacturers & regrinds UK-wide. We offer best-in-class service, with 48-72 hour standard turnaround and express service available on request.
State-of-the-art coatings for standard and specific applications
We provide advanced PVD coatings for demanding automotive, aerospace, oil & gas and general engineering applications that require higher metal removal rates with cemented carbide tooling. We also support UK and Central European customers with coatings for emerging materials such as non-ferrous materials, composites and engineering plastics.
Also offered are low-temperature coatings for machine blades and knives, as well as FDA-certified coatings for food processing equipment. To complete our service offering, Ionbond Mansfield also offers a decoating and and a forming tool polishing service.
Specialised in automotive
Working with Ionbond Mansfield has many advantages for customers in the automotive sector.
- Forming tool coatings developed and specified by major UK Automotive manufacturers, in response to the growing importance of light-weight materials for electric vehicles (EV).
- State-of-the-art Ionbond™ 90 Concept coating for advanced high-strength steels.
- Tetrabond™ Plus and Ionbond™ 42 coating for massive productivity gains in aluminium & non-ferrous forming.
Ionbond Consett offers one of the most diverse coating technology portfolios of any PVD coating provider globally. Established in 1982 at the arrival of PVD coating technology in the UK, the Consett Coating Centre is a state-of-the-art facility and the HQ for Ionbond UK. The centre boasts 8 chambers, including the three largest PVD coating chambers in the UK, ensuring best-in-class economies of scale for medium to high volume precision parts.
Serving the needs of different sectors
To best serve our customers, Ionbond offers cathodic arc, unbalanced magnetron sputtering, HIPIMS and PACVD (for diamond-like carbon coatings) coating processes. This ensures we can offer high-performance coatings for all component applications, for example aerospace, oil & gas and medical devices. We also provide high-quality decorative coatings for automotive interiors & audio, architectural hardware, kitchen & washroom, shop interiors, luxury goods (watches & jewellery) and sporting and leisure goods.
The right accreditations for critical applications
Serving such a diverse market, the centre has specific accreditations and approvals for Aerospace EN 9100 RevD and NADCAP (held since 2003, currently merit program), ISO 13485:2016 (Medical Devices) and ISO 9001:2015. Currently, we are preparing for ISO 14001 (Environmental) approval in 2022.
With aerospace being one of our major specialities, we hold Airbus approval for WC-C:H (Tribobond™ 40) as well as TiN (Tribobond™ 01). Furthermore, we carry approvals from Rolls Royce and Pratt & Whitney, as well as many other blue-chip OEMs.
Getting the results you need with our experts
The centre boasts a Technical Project Department with CAD design capability & 3D printing for rapid prototyping of masks and fixtures. The development team ensure the needs of each project are met with a fast to market approach, fulfilling tight deadlines, and delivering project success.
With a dedicated customer service team, technical projects department and a wealth of experience across all operational functions, Ionbond UK is ready to support your requirements now and in the future.
Customer Service Manager
Technical Sales Engineer
Technical Projects Manager