Coating by Oerlikon Balzers


Why Coating is Worthwhile

Recoating of re-sharpened cutting tools is cost effective because it ensures high productivity of the coated tools and extends their productive lives. Only by recoating the tools is it possible to achieve tool lives similar to new, together with identical cutting parameters.

Productivity gains

Coated cutting tools can be used with substantially higher cutting parameters than uncoated ones. This reduces machining times, thereby cutting costs. Longer tool life means fewer tool replacements which therefore reduces setup costs. Whatever the job may be, coated tools pay for themselves by speeding up production and reducing overall costs.

Difficult to cut materials

Titanium and nickel alloys as well as high-alloy steels are notoriously difficult to cut. Coating provides a low coefficient of friction and a low tendency of adhesion to the substrate making it easier and therefore more economical, to machine such substrates.

Hard machining

Hard and wear-resistant coating makes it possible to machine tempered substrates of up to 70 HRC. Tools with defined cutting edges allow for the finishing of hard work-pieces, this can eliminate the need for grinding.

HSC and dry machining

High speed cutting and dry machining generates considerable heat. Thanks to the thermal stability, hot hardness and the oxidation resistance of the coating, the heat is dissipated via the chip.

The Coatings we provide

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A TiN Standard coating with a broad application range
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Alcrona Pro AlCrN – based
  • Very high abrasion resistance
  • High and constant temperature resistance
  • Unrivalled oxidation resistance
  • Titanium free coating
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B TiCN High hardness.
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Latuma AlTiN based Versatile coating with balanced hardness and stress level, high oxidation resistance and hot hardness
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Hardlube TiAIN + WC/CHardness and thermal stability (TiAlN), combining with sliding and lubrication



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