Hot forming

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

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Hot Forming of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys

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.

Hot Forming coating applications

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:

Hot Stamping & Press Hardening

Die Casting

Hot Forging

Extrusion

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Hot Stamping & Press Hardening

One of the fastest-growing trends in metal forming is the stamping and press hardening of AHSS and generation-3 steels. The tools used in these applications are subject to abrasive and adhesive wear and demanding thermal conditions. Ionbond™ PVD coatings provide the thermal fatigue and galling resistance to significantly improve tool productivity and enhance product quality.

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Die Casting

Heat-checking, soldering, and wash-out issues are very common in die casting of aluminum, magnesium and zinc alloys, because die cavities, cores and inserts for those processes are subject to severe thermal, corrosive and erosive conditions. To overcome these issues and improve tool productivity, Ionbond™ PVD coatings provide thermal stability, abrasion resistance and corrosion resistance.

Whitepaper

Duplex Coating Solutions for High- Pressure Die Casting

Download the whitepaper to get an insight and discover the power of Ionbond's duplex coating solutions for high pressure die casting to improve the performance and productivity of your forming and molding tool

12 pages | 25 minutes well spent

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Hot Forging

Tools used in hot forging applications need to function in demanding thermal conditions where they are subject to high forming pressures and severe abrasive and adhesive wear conditions. Together, this can severely limit the tool life and overall productivity. Ionbond™ PVD coatings improve tool productivity and product quality by providing the tools with increased thermal stability and resistance to thermal fatigue and galling.

Whitepaper

Designed for Impact: Ionbond™ 95 Duplex Coating for Hot Forging

Download the whitepaper to get an insight and learn about Ionbond 95 for hot forging and its benefits for your forming tool applications.

10 pages | 20 minutes well spent

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Extrusion

The tools used in hot extrusion applications of both ferrous and non-ferrous alloys are subject to high forming pressures, severe abrasive wear, adhesive wear driven by corrosion, and very high temperatures. For these challenging applications, especially for tools with complex geometries and large aspect ratios, Ionbond™ CVD coatings provide excellent thermal stability, chemical inertness, hot hardness and corrosion resistance properties.

Our coating solutions

Forming & Molding
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Ionbond™ 95 Concept

Next generation PVD Coating for premium performance in metalforming, hot forging and die casting applicationsIonbond™ 95 is a new, revolutionary coating with superior fatigue resistance, excellent ab…

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Forming & Molding
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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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Forming & Molding
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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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Forming & Molding
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Ionbond™ CVD 10

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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Forming & Molding
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Ionbond™ CVD 13

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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Forming & Molding
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Ionbond™ CVD 29

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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Forming & Molding
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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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Discuss your challenges with Tobias Brögelmann

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

We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Dr. Ing. Tobias Brögelmann

Global Segment Manager Forming and Molding