ICO Surface Coatings reduce the abrasive, adhesive and crater wear
on cutting tools for conventional wet, dry and high speed machining.
Modern coating technology reduces ARC droplets and the friction
between chip and tool.
ICO Surface Coatings provide a significant increase in tool life
by reducing friction on punches, molds and dies.
In forming applications such as extrusion, molding, deep-drawing,
coining, ICO Surface Coatings reduce friction, wear, built-up edges
and striation. Repolishing of functional surfaces is not necessary
in most cases.
ICO Surface Coatings increase productivity for plastic forming and
forming machine components with better release and lower wear. Low
roughness and excellent surface texture improve part release and
injection forces in the mold to allow shorter cycle times.
For parts with a mirror finish, re-polishing after coating is recommended.
Due to physical limitations, deep holes and slots are seldom coatable.
ICO Surface Coatings solve tribological problems with machine components
that can be coated at temperatures of 200-500°C.
Due to the hardness (up to 36 GPa), abrasive wear is reduced. This
leads to higher reliability for dry operations and environmentally
damaging lubricants can be replaced.