PVD COATING

OUR COATING SOLUTIONS

The vertical integration and expansion program between Armoloy South Africa, TD Armocoat, Brooklyn Metal Spray and Somta Tools have a premier PVD coating facility located in Kwa-Zulu Natal. We offer a wide range of coatings for various industries including: Automotive, Medical, Cutting Tools, Dies & Punches, Plastics, Petrochemical and Food. We have invested in quality management systems to help assure that our high-quality standards are continuously met. We base our company’s success on our long-standing commitment to satisfy our customers’ needs. With latest technology and equipment through our two coating chambers and five coating lines, we are able to deliver quick turn arounds.

MISSION

Our mission is to satisfy and fulfil the needs of our customers,
by using the latest technology, providing high-quality products and excellent service.

VISION

Become the leader and preferred PVD coating facility that delivers high-quality products with in a short time.

WHAT IS PVD COATING

Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) is a term used to describe a family of vacuum coating processes. The most common of these PVD coating processes are evaporation (typically using cathodic arc or electron beam sources) and sputtering (using magnetic enhanced sources or “magnetrons”, cylindrical or hollow cathode sources).

Surface Optimization and Improvement of Wear-Resistance
Advanced PVD Coatings enables increased ENDURANCE AND DURABILITY, through;

REDUCTION OF

  • Abrasion
  • Erosion
  • Friction

INCREASE OF

  • Corrosion resistance
  • Oxidation resistance

IMPROVEMENT OF

  • Conductivity (electric, thermal)
  • Insulation (electric, thermal)

CREATION OF

  • Biocompatibility

Leading to INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY with

  • Improved service lives Reduced maintenance costs
  • Less downtime
  • Higher quality of final products

APLICATIONS
Tooling | Cutting Tools | Forming Applications | Component Wear Parts

COATINGS
TiCN |TiAlN | TiN | Pfc CrN | HPfc Viscious | HPfc Alu| Nitride | Duplex TiAlN | Duplex TiN | Duplex CrN | Electroless Nickle (EN) | Armoloy (TDC) | Chunichi Chrome (TDC) | Anodising | Iridizing

Automotive

The Automotive industry is increasingly using advanced PVD coatings to reduce friction and wear. We specialize in PVD coatings to reduce energy loss in valve train components and engine bearings. Our premium coatings are suitable for aluminium, titanium and magnesium components and complies with recent economic and ecological automotive industry requirements. PVD coated tools feature on many stamping tool applications.

Food

There is an increase in demand for advanced PVD coatings in the food industry. Our PVD coatings are non- toxic and industry approved and provide increased wear resistance and a longer component/ part lifetime.

Cutting Tools

We offer a variety of PVD coatings for the cutting tool industry. We use the most up-to-date Cathodic arc deposition technology, to provide our customers with high-quality coatings that are specifically engineered to help achieve your machining objectives.

Dies & Punches

We offer advanced PVD coatings for die castings and punch tools. Our PVD coatings are designed to reduce abrasion and wear for longer part and tool life. Our coatings minimize the need for expensive lubricants and tool cleaning, resulting in long- term cost savings.

Dies & Punches – PVD Coatings Benefits:

  • High Hardness
  • Increased Wear Resistance
  • Enhanced Performance
  • Improved Surface Quality
  • Longer Part Life
  • Short Lead Time

Medical

Our PVD coatings are bio-compatible and suitable for medical devices and instruments. Our coatings provide advanced wear and corrosion resistance. They are engineered to withstand sterilization procedures and internal human body conditions. In addition, our coatings minimize friction and improve lubricity, resulting in sharper cutting edges (instruments) and in increased protection to the bone/tissue (devices). Furthermore, our coatings are aesthetically appealing, making them easy to identify.

Medical – PVD Coatings Benefits:

  • Bio-compatible
  • Low Friction
  • Enhanced Corrosion Resistance
  • Improved Performance
  • Aesthetically Pleasing
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