Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Coating

Physical Vapor Deposition a PVD coating

Utilizing the most advanced technology, Lakes Precision, Inc. provides Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating process. This process produces a metal vapor deposited electronically on conductive material to provide coatings that enhance surface hardness, wear resistance, friction reduction, and finish.

Lakes Precision, Inc. provides a number of different coatings to meet the needs of industrial, medical, or decorative applications. Whether it is the simplest or the most complex form, these coatings have excellent adhesion and uniformity.

PVD coating thickness varies according to the application. Each application is unique depending on its functional or decorative purpose and the type of coating applied to the substrate. We have the ability to customize your coating requirements to fulfill specific application needs.

Please take a moment to review the various coatings, each with unique characteristics, available from Lakes Precision. Contact Us with any questions you may have regarding uses, lead times, or quotations.


Properties & Applications of Wear Resistant Coatings

  Titanium Nitride Titanium
Carbo-Nitride
Chromium Nitride Carbide Carbo-Nitride Aluminum Titanium
Nitride
Coating Material TiN TiCN(ML) CrN,CrC,CrCN TiAIN
Microhardness HV0.05 2300±200 3500±500 1800±2200 3300±300
Friction Coefficient Against Dry Steel 0,6 0,15 0,2-0,3 0,7
Coating Thickness in Microns (µm) 1-4 1-4 2-<6 1-3
Thermal Threshold 600° C
1100° F
400° C
750° F
700° C
1300° F
800° C
1470° F
Color of the Coating
Key Characteristics Good general purpose High hardness, good wear resistance, enhanced toughness Good adhesion, good corrosion and oxidation resistance Excellent oxidation resistance
Primary Applications
  • Machining of based material
  • Metal forming
  • Plastic molding
  • Mechanically stressed cutting edges
  • Machining difficult to machine steel alloys
  • High speed cutting where moderate temperatures are generated at the cutting edge
  • Machining copper
  • Metal forming
  • Plastic molding
  • Aluminum and magnesium die casting
  • Machining of hardened steel workpieces
  • For use on carbide and mills
  • High speed operations, semi-dry or dry machining

 

  Titanium Aluminum
Nitride
Titanium Aluminum
Carbo-Nitride
Aluminum Titanium
Carbo-Nitride
Aluminum Titanium
Silicon Nitride
Coating Material TiAIN(ML) TiAICN(ML) AlTiN AlTiSiN
Microhardness HV0.05 3500±500 3500±500 3000±300 4250±250
Friction Coefficient Against Dry Steel 0,7 0,2 0,2 n/a
Coating Thickness in Microns (µm) 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
Thermal Threshold 800° C
1470° F
800° C
1470° F
800° C
1470° F
1000° C
Color of the Coating
Key Characteristics Excellent oxidation resistance Excellent oxidation and abrasion resistance High hardness, elasticity, low friction, high oxidation resistance Excellent chemical and thermal stability
Primary Applications
  • Multilayer coating for a wide range of carbide, cermet and high speed steel tooling
  • Excellent for machining cast iron, stainless steel and nickel based high temperature alloys
  • Multilayer coating for a wide range of carbide, cermet and high speed steel tooling
  • Excellent for drilling operations in steel
  • Excellent for machining all types of steel under dry as well as wet machining conditions
  • Excellent for stainless steel and nickle-based high temperature alloys
  • Hard and copy milling
  • Interrupted cutting operations, lubricated, semi-dry or dry machining
  • Excellent for machining cast iron and hardened steels
  • Diecasting
  • High speed applications dry or semi dry

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