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PVD Coating

Cutting Tool Coating
In as Fast as 24 Hours

Extend the Life of Your Cutting Tools

Extend the useful life of your tooling and reduce your manufacturing cost by having us coat your cutting tools. PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coatings can be used on a range of tools to:

  • Improve hardness
  • Provide wear and oxidation resistance
  • Reduce edge buildup
  • Prevent premature cutting edge chipping
  • Increase the amount of time between tool resharpenings/regrindings and replacements

When you choose us for your PVD coating services, you’ll save time, too. Many coating jobs can be done within 24 hours. Your tools will be back on the line where they belong in no time.

PVD Coating Applications

We offer PVD coating for cutting tools including:

  • End mills
  • Drills
  • Reamers
  • Boring tools
  • Countersinks
  • Form tools
  • Punches
  • Grooving tools
  • Bits

Our experts can recommend and apply the best coatings for Composites, Inconel, Stainless Steels, Titanium, Aluminum, Superalloys and more.

If you are working with composite or CFRP, ask about our new Composite Solutions coating created especially for composites.

Available PVD Coatings


TiN was the first PVD coating developed and is still widely used. It’s an economical general purpose coating offering corrosion resistance, heat transmission and wear resistance. TiN coatings are often used in low speed machining.

Hardness: 2,300HV
Service Temp: 1112° F
Gold Color


Chip and impact-resistant, TiCN coating works well for interrupted and low-to-medium speed cutting. It offers enhanced wear resistance to difficult materials like cast irons, copper, Inconel and abrasive materials. The carbon adds hardness and surface lubricity.

Hardness: 3,100HV
Service Temp: 850° F
Pink Color

AlTiN Nano

AlTiN coating is the very high resistance to heat and oxidation. This is partly due to the nano hardness of 38 Gigapascal (GPa). When compared to uncoated tools, depending on the application, tools can see an increase of up to fourteen times longer service life.

STEELS - cast iron
Hardness: 3,300HV
Service Temp: 1652° F
Dark Grey


Hardness: 3,400HV
Service Temp: 1832° F Dark Grey

AlCrN +4

Our AlCrN +4 coating has a high aluminum content and very high heat resistance. Teamed with good wear resistance this coating excels in dry machining applications and especially for hard material machining at moderate speeds.

Color: Dark Gray
Thickness Range: 1 to 4 microns
Hardness: 3400 Hv (Vickers hardness)
Maximum Operating Temperature: 1000 C (1832º F)
Lubricity: 0.3 coefficient of friction

MpC (AuRoRa)

Hardness: 3,400HV
Service Temp: 1832° F

ZRN (MircaI ALU)

Our most biocompatible of the ceramic hard nitrides, zirconium nitride is tougher, harder, and more corrosion resistant than titanium nitride. It is used extensively in cutting applications where other coatings have failed. ZrN has a light gold appearance, is abrasion resistance, and improves performance over uncoated carbide in a wide variety of non-ferrous materials. ZrN is a less expensive alternative to diamond.

Color: Light gold color
Thickness Range: 1 to 3 microns
Hardness: 2600 Hv (Vickers hardness)
Maximum Operating Temperature: 600º C (1100º F)
Lubricity: 0.35 coefficient of friction

Micral TeToN

Hardness: 2,800HV
Service Temp: 1652° F