- IHI Ionbond AG
- Uertlibergstr. 132
- 8045 Zürich
- Philip Krueger
- +41 44 298 5082
Ionbond at EMO 2015
Ionbond has developed a new series of three premium PVD cutting tool coatings which make use of proprietary advanced arc technology. The new process deposits the coatings at energy levels far higher than conventional arc sources. The coatings significantly increase in density while reducing growth defects, resulting in a much smoother surface. Comparison tests with leading competitor coatings conducted by various customers and at Ionbond’s internal cutting tool laboratory show substantially improved service lifetimes of the tools in all major types of machining operations. The three coatings will be placed on the market with the name extension “Plus” as Hardcut Plus TiSiN, Crosscut Plus AlCrN, and Maximizer Plus TiAlN. Ionbond is proud to be able to present the new coatings as an absolute novelty to the tool market.
Over the last decades, AlTiN has become a mainstream standard coating for cutting tools. Until today, these coatings have been produced by means of PVD technology. Ionbond has developed new industrial scale CVD technologies for the deposition of high aluminium containing TiAlN coatings, including a dedicated low-pressure CVD process module. Initial tests with cemented carbide inserts for milling and turning tools have shown superior performance compared with both conventional CVD as well as PVD coatings. The low-pressure process module can be retrofitted on any existing Bernex™ BPXpro system or integrated into new Bernex™ BPXpro CVD coating systems.
In addition, Ionbond will present the newly developed Bernex™MOCVD Evaporator. This self-contained module is designed for the sublimation of solid metalorganic precursors and for the direct transportation of the evaporated materials into the CVD coating process chamber. Thus, the MOCVD Evaporator makes available a multitude of additional elements not attainable in gaseous or liquid form and opens up many new possibilities for coating compositions in CVD processes.
Ionbond will be joined at Booth D17 by its sister company Hauzer Technocoating from the Netherlands, showcasing its latest addition to their advanced PVD tool coating equipment, the Flexicoat 850 CARC+. In addition, IHI Machinery and Furnace Co., Ltd. from Japan will present its heat treatment and carburizing equipment.
IHI Ionbond AG
Ionbond's product portfolio features a broad range of hard and low friction coating services and thin film coating equipment. With a unique portfolio of innovative PVD, PACVD, and CVD know-how, Ionbond works with its clients to engineer optimal solutions for cutting tools and molds, general industrial, automotive, aerospace, racing, and medical components, as well as decorative coating applications.
Ionbond's experience in coating is available at each of its 39 service centers in 17 countries in Europe, North America, and Asia, which makes it one of the largest coating center networks around the world with over 900 employees. This cutting-edge technological infrastructure enables Ionbond to provide customized and standard coating finishes that meet customer performance goals and are cost-competitive.
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