Enhancing tool performance and productivity: Ionbond introduces duplex coatings

Discover the power of Ionbond’s duplex coatings! Our state-of-the-art plasma nitriding equipment combined with PVD coating technology offers exceptional impact fatigue strength and wear resistance. Elevate your tool performance and enjoy reduced downtime for maximum productivity.

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The demands on forming and molding tools (FMT) are ever increasing. They need to be able to withstand higher loads, stresses, and temperatures than ever before – and they need advanced coatings to be able to do so. As a leader in surface engineering, Ionbond recognized this trend and invested in state-of-the-art plasma nitriding equipment at Ionbond Madison Heights. Now, we can offer innovative duplex coatings produced in-house. This strategic move ensures that we can deliver premium-quality coatings with unmatched performance, meeting the high service standards of our customers.

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Moving beyond conventional PVD coatings

In today's industrial landscape, maximizing productivity and ensuring excellent part quality are critical factors driving Ionbond's FMT customers. Challenging workpiece materials like advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) are becoming increasingly prevalent, and conventional heat-treated and PVD coated tools are no longer sufficient. To overcome the elevated stresses caused by thermo-mechanical cycling, duplex coatings have emerged as a very promising solution. Ionbond's duplex coatings combine plasma nitriding and PVD coating, for enhanced resistance to impact fatigue, crack formation, and wear. With these coatings, applications such as stamping DP980 and DP1180 dual-phase steel, hot forging steel, and aluminum high-pressure die casting can now be handled reliably.

Case Studies

Duplex Coatings for Forming & Molding Tools

Download the case studies to get an insight and discover the power of Ionbond's Duplex Coatings and improve the performance and productivity of your Forming & Molding Tools.

39 pages | 30 minutes well spent

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Ionbond Madison Heights, our FMT Competence Center

At Ionbond Madison Heights, we offer comprehensive solutions to the FMT sector. Our customer-focused engineering team with over 50 years of experience stands ready to provide tailored coating solutions. With these innovative duplex coatings, Ionbond covers the complete manufacturing chain for FMT, including de-coating, cleaning, plasma nitriding, pre- and post-coat treatment, and PVD and PACVD coating.

Ionbond Madison Heights also provides a comprehensive range of services. With pick-up and delivery services, we eliminate worries about tool damage during transportation. We also provide sampling services and full-service tool refurbishment.

Are you interested in a duplex coating for your applications? Let us help you achieve excellent product quality and improved productivity.

Get in touch

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

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