PVD Coatings/Physical Vapor Deposition : Aerospace, Medical, Tool and Die, Stamping, Molds, Oil and Gas, and others
Techmetals has large coating thin-film vacuum physical vapor deposition (PVD) capability. We also offer roughly 26 different coating options.
Techmetals PVD processes and services include coatings of: Diamond-Like Coatings (DLC) and Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings, titanium nitride pvd (TiN), titanium carbonitride pvd (TiCN), chromium nitride pvd (CrN), aluminum titanium nitride pvd (AlTiN), aluminum titanium chromium nitride pvd (AlTiCrN), zirconium nitride pvd (ZrN) and others. We have Nadcap, ISO, AS, ITAR, FFL, and Validated Lines.
Coating PVD Techcoat and Thin Film Coating Chart Matrix
Techmetals provides a wide range of coatings and services to the Aerospace industry. Techmetals has been serving the Aerospace Industry for 45-years. We are uniquely suited for satisfying the demanding requirements of the aerospace industry. Our credentials include:
Techmetals capabilities include:
Automotive and Racing
Techmetals PVD Coatings provide solutions for the demanding automotive and racing industries. Our coatings provide lightweight and high wear resistant coatings to meet the increasingly demanding performance requirements of today’s engines.
Coating on critical parts improves thermal stability to help maintain tolerances and reduce wear.
Typical Engine components:
Techmetals can process small batch or high volume production
Industrial PVD Coatings
PVD coatings, AlTiCrN, AlTiN, DLA, DLC, TiCN, TiN, and ZrN are used on cutting tools and drills to improve speeds which reduce time and machining cost. PVD and Techcoat coatings can increase tool life. PVD and Tehcmetals Techcoat coatings help your tools standout and provide a competitive advantage.
Coatings improve cutting performance on hardened materials up to 60 to 65 HRC being machined depending on tool steel and how tool is ran. Coatings on tooling improve thermal stability to help maintain tolerances, edges, and better surface finishes. This can reduce the need for post grinding or finishing of hard turning.
Techcoat coatings are selected to help machine light weight metal alloys for aluminum, magnesium, nitinol, and titanium. Techcoat coatings like: Techcoat 100, 200, or 400 help prevent material from sticking, building up on tools, improve speeds, and have low coefficient of friction
Medical Coatings/Thin Films
Techmetals supplies several coating options to the medical device industry. Techmetals coatings pass cytotoxicity and bio-burden testing by outside independent testing Labs. OEM approvals/Techmetals has validated lines & is ISO 13485 certified.
Titanium Nitride (Can certify to AMS 2444)
Chromium Nitride provides increased wear
(AlTiN) Techmetals offers TechCoat 345 which provides a dark/light reflecting reduced coating
Diamond Like Carbon provides a very low coefficient of friction
Techcoat-Med-100-Black ( used for applications that need a darker coating to stand out, provide extra wear resistance, anti-glare, or require less reflectivity)
Techcoat-Med-400-Black ( used for applications that need a darker coating to stand out, provide extra wear resistance, anti-glare, or less reflectivity)
|Techmetals also offers: AlTiCrN, AlTiN, DLA, DLC, TiCN, TiN, and ZrN per applications and per customer and OEM Medical print requirements or upon request. In addition, we offer other medical processes, coatings, & services.
Applications and common uses:
Orthopedics, scalpels, implants, cutting tools, pvd coated drill or screws, screw heads for improved locking, plates, back spin implants, spreaders, pins, and many others.
Why PVD and thin film coating are used in Medical
Techmetals provides several coatings for which can greatly increase the life of plastic injection molds and aluminum die cast/injection molds.
Techmetals coatings provide several key advantages.
A coating thickness of approximately 3 microns allows for tools to be machined to final size prior to coating.
Techmetals coatings can be chemically stripped without harming the substrate material. This allows for increased tool life by stripping and recoating when the coatings do begin to wear.
Injection Molding applications
Die Cast Moding
TechCoat DLA coating of cores greatly reduces aluminum soldering. Field results show an average production uptime increase of 85% as a result of the reduction of aluminum soldering.
Defense and Firearms Coatings
Techmetals provides both functional and cosmetic coatings to the defense and firearms industries.
TechCoat DLA—Offers a very low coefficient of friction on components such as slides and bolts while providing a black finish
TechCoat 100 –Offers very good wear characteristics but gives the customized gold appearance. It is used mainly on barrels, trigger assemblies and exposed components
TechCoat 400—Offers good wear characteristics, but give a bluish metal appearance.
R&D & Custom PVD
Techmetals strength is our ability to Engineer and develop custom coatings based on an application’s unique need. Techmetals has a fully dedicated Research and Development Group and facilities to solve difficult applications. Our staff includes a PhD in Chemistry and several Chemical Engineers.
Specifications for PVD
AMS 2444 is the main spec for PVD. We are approved for this and Nadcap accredited.
Techmetals offers a full line of stamping, forming and punching coatings. All of our coatings greatly increase tool wear/release and prevent galling. Techmetals coatings can provide 3-5 times more life of coated versus uncoated tools. Techmetals coatings provide several key advantages.
Reduction of friction significantly reduces pickup and galling.
A coating thickness of approximately 3 microns allows for tools to be machined to final size prior to coating. Techmetals coatings can be chemically stripped without harming the substrate material. This allows for increased tool life by stripping and recoating if the coatings begin to wear.
|Some Applications & Examples
Techmetals coatings provide cost effective coatings for increased tool life and performance. Techmetals offers all of the conventional coatings as well as the engineering and development resources to provide custom solutions to machining issues.
Techmetals coatings provide:
Other Services & Processes
Techmetals has the ability to offer many complimentary processes that can add value in cost savings and delivery time. Techmetals has the ability to perform multiple process operations eliminating the cost and time of a customer shipping parts to multiple vendors to complete the manufacturing steps. This wide range of in house services allows Techmetals to provide added value and competitive advantages to a customer.