PVD is a coating process that forms a film on substrates through emitting ionized or molecular films by vapor or spattering process in a vacuum chamber. PVD is an environmentally friendly process, which produces very thin, extremely dense, and well adherent coatings. More specifically, PVD is an atomic deposition in which a material is vaporized from a solid (or liquid) source and then transferred in vapor form through a vacuum environment to the part’s surface where it condenses.
Chromium Nitride (CrN)This coating has high corrosion and heat resistance, and a thicker film can be formed on the substrate surface due to the lower inside compression process in comparison with TiN and TiCN. CrN is a very good substitute for hard chromium plating.
This coating is designed to replace hard chromium (hard chrome) due to its low coefficient of friction as well as its superior resistance to adhesive wear, chemical corrosion, and oxidation, making it ideal for molding components applications to reduce galling during process.
Zirconium Nitride (ZrN)Suitable for applications where TiN does not perform well. It has excellent erosion resistance, good lubricity and ductility combined with an attractive appearance to make it stand out from the rest of our PVD coatings. Our zirconium-based series of coatings is designed to enhance lubricity of the parts during application; this extra lubricity will cut down the abrasion caused by the targeted material to protect the working part.
Titanium Aluminum Nitride (TiaN)The design of this coating provides exceptional oxidation resistance and extreme hardness. Coating works well in very demanding cutting tools. Coating is most popular with carbide tooling and CNC machining uses as it excels at high temperatures and at high speed.
Titanium Nitride (TiN)This coating provides superior dense films and strong adhesion to the substrate. In addition, the characteristics and precision of the substrate are maintained without reducing hardness or causing distortions. The TiN ceramic coating is a wear resistant ceramic coating suitable for a wide range of applications.
Coating thickness typically range from 2 to 5 microns, but in some cases coatings can be as thin as a half micron or as thick as 15 or more microns.