Aalberts surface technologies Woonsocket has one of the largest Non-Captive Gold Sputtering Chambers in the USA. Available for both R&D and Production quantities.
The term, “functional coating” has often been used as a synonym for tool coating: typically the coatings used are Titanium Nitride (TiN), Chromium Nitride (CrN), Zirconium Nitride (ZrN), Titanium Carbon Nitride (TiCN) and Aluminum Titanium Nitride (AlTiN). They are applied at higher temperatures and in greater thickness than other PVD coatings. While coating color and surface uniformity are important, the main emphasis is on hardness, density, mechanical bond strength to the part substrate, and overall wear resistance. Typical applications include instrument blades, knives, augers, drills, automotive wear parts, machine bits and metal forming tools.
Machine process enhancements have led to the development of a new class of coatings. Many of the performance attributes listed are complemented by the addition of “release or non-stick” properties. This has been a very important development for applications in the Plastics Industry involving calibrator plates for extruded vinyl windows, extruder screws, compression rings, injector pins, etc. There has also been a dramatic increase in tool life (e.g. metal forming dies, stamping tools, etc.) due to increased lubricity and anti-galling properties.
All our Vacuum Chambers are “Batch Type” coaters. This simply means that whether there’s one part in the chamber or as many parts that could physically fit in the chamber, the process needed for coating 1 part is the same as a full run. Therefore we work diligently with our customers during sampling and quoting to minimize their cost per piece.
Aalberts offers all new prospective customers a ONETIME free sample of any NON-PRECIOUS metal coating in our inventory on an approved customer supplied substrate.
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We are the right partner for both new parts business and component maintenance. In addition to offering various coating processes, our competence also includes partial coating of components and keeping technically necessary areas of the components free from coating.