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Metal Forming Applications that Use FortiPhy Hard Surface Coatings

Die Casting Applications Using FortiPhy Chromium-Nitride (CrN) Surface Coatings

Injection Molding Applications Using FortiPhy UltraEnduranceSM Thin-Film Surface Coating

See Other Emerging Applications Using Phygen PVD CrN Tool Coatings





High Endurance FortiPhySM PVD Coating Helps Metal Forming Companies Keep Tools Running Longer

FortiPhy metal form tooling coatings replace carbide tool coatings for reduced tool wear from PhygenMetal forming processes such as cold-rolling and cold-drawing produce high-quality precision parts at high production rates. Unlike machining and progressive stamping, in which metal is removed, metal forming processes use tough dies and large presses to apply high pressure to reform metal. Materials, such as metal sheets, wire, or bar stock, undergo plastic deformation as they are formed into finished parts. Because the grain structure of the metal tends to follow part contours, metal forming produces stronger parts than those typically produced by machining the same part from a solid. In addition, metal forming processes use less coolant and generate less scrap metal.

Metal forming dies require precise clearances to ensure that metal flows properly during forming operations. Friction must be overcome as quickly as possible and remain low during the entire operation. High pressure forming, such as deep drawing, can generate intense heat and cause welding, galling, or seizure. Abrasive wear can be a big problem with some materials, such as hard cold-forming wire.

Uncoated tools can fail quickly. Ordinary coatings, like carbide tool coatings, can help, but the combination of high pressure, heat, and abrasive material can overcome the adhesive strength of the coating and peel it off in a matter of hours.

Surface engineering is critical to extending the life of precision dies. High-performance FortiPhySM PVD tool coating by Phygen can help manufacturers keep critical tooling running longer. FortiPhy UltraEnduranceSM coating is applied using a patented process that ensures an unprecedented level of process control, coating uniformity, and adhesion. A key benefit of FortiPhy’s nanocrystalline microstructure is its low coefficient of friction. The nanocrystalline structure is free of pores, columnar structures, and inclusions, any of which could lead to cracks, corrosion, and uneven wear.

Phygen Coatings, Inc.
1400 Marshall Street, NE / Minneapolis, MN 55413-1040
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