Ionbond™ and Bernex™ coatings for forming and molding tools
Ionbond™ PVD and PACVD and Bernex™ CVD coatings for forming and molding tools improve the performance and productivity of punches, dies, molds, rolls and other tooling types used for forming metal, plastic and composite materials. With the broadest portfolio in the industry, Ionbond has an engineered solution for every application.
- High hardness
- Wear resistance
- Low coefficient of friction
- Galling resistance
- Corrosion resistance
Lower cost and improved productivity
Ionbond’s coating portfolio and application experience allows for the matching of the application’s mechanical demands to the coating’s features and capabilities in order to achieve the desired tool performance.
- Longer tool lifetime
- Improved part quality
- Reduced lubricant usage
- Reduced downtime
- Reduced tool maintenance
- Elimination of secondary operations
Forming and molding tools - Applications
Ionbond™ PVD and PACVD and Bernex™ CVD coatings have a proven track record of performance improvements of tools in a wide variety of applications.
- High strength material forming
- Non ferrous material forming
- Cold forging
- Powder compaction
- Blanking and trimming
- Hot stamping
- Die casting, metal injection molding
- Hot extrusion and forging
- Plastic injection molding and film extrusion
Ionbond engineers assess each situation individually. The outcome is a system solution aimed at delivering the identified objectives.
Coating selection is determined by a number of key factors and tool performance objectives.
- Tool function
- Tool material
- Tool lifetime expectation
- Heat treatment
- Workpiece material or resin
- Working temperatures
- Tool failure mode