PVD Metal Hard Coating

PhotonExport offers a wide range of PVD coating technology solutions tailored to enhance the performance and durability of industrial and medical tools and components.

Applications of PVD Coatings Across Industries

Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Metal Hard Coating technology offers a wide range of benefits across various industries by enhancing the surface durability and efficiency of mechanical parts and tools. These coatings provide essential characteristics such as increased durability, resistance to wear, and improved performance under extreme conditions. Here’s how these characteristics can benefit different industries:

  • Sheet Metal Pressing & Steel Forming: Ideal for industries requiring high durability in their tools, such as in metal pressing and steel forming processes.
  • Automotive Industry: Enhances the production of machine parts and components, allowing for higher speeds in drilling, sawing, and cutting, which in turn reduces machine time and project costs.
  • Aluminum Foundries: Protective wear coatings are essential for extending the life of tools used in the high-stress environment of aluminum foundries.
TRIBOLOGICAL COATING
PVD Metal Hard Coating

Benefits of PVD Hard Coating

  • Increased Durability: Equips surfaces with enhanced durability, making them resistant to scratches and wear.
  • High Toughness and Hardness: Titanium Nitride (TiN) PVD coating, for example, offers high toughness and hardness with a low friction coefficient, making it ideal for cutting and stamping tools.
  • Cost-effective Tool Regeneration: PhotonExport provides high-quality sputtering targets that improve the mechanical properties of cutting tools in a precise and cost-effective manner.

Advanced Coating Materials

  • Aluminum Titanium Nitride (AlTiN) and Titanium Silicon Nitride (TiSiN): These coatings are utilized for both cold and hot forming of steels, offering high temperature resistance and exceptional hardness and wear performance.
  • Low-Temperature Coatings: To prevent deformation during coating, a low-temperature PVD process is applied, achieving high hardness without damaging the substrate.
  • High-Temperature Coatings for Plastics Molds: Molds dealing with abrasive plastics are coated at higher temperatures to ensure resistance to abrasion and thermal oxidation.
PVD Equipment
PVD Hard Coating Tools

Specialized Coatings for Specific Needs

  • Tribology and Chemical Compatibility: Materials like Titanium Diboride (TiB2) are used for applications requiring high hardness and chemical compatibility, such as machining tools for aluminum-copper alloys.
  • Healthcare Applications: Coatings that add hemocompatibility and biocompatibility, like carbon-based coatings, are essential for medical devices to prevent leaching and ensure chemical compatibility.

Enhancements for Medical Devices

  • Dental and Medical Prostheses: The lifespan of dental implants and medical prostheses is significantly improved with Titanium coatings, while coatings like silver nanoparticles enhance antimicrobial properties and biocompatibility.
  • Sterilization Compatibility: All selected PVD coatings must be compatible with sterilization processes to ensure the safety and longevity of dental surgical instruments.
Dental and Medical Prostheses