Market segments

Cutting

BALINIT®-coated tools maintain their performance longer and produce workpieces of consistently high quality for new or re-coated tools.

Benefits:

  • Reducing the time and cost for machining
  • Significantly higher cutting speeds and feeds
  • Longer service life reduces the tool-changing costs

Punching and Forming

BALINIT®-coated tools maintain their performance longer and produce workpieces of consistently high quality. BALINIT® is very hard and protects functional surfaces, cutting edges and drawing radii against abrasive wear.

Benefits:

  • Longer service life
  • Lower manufacturing costs
  • Reduced quantities of lubricants
  • Higher production reliability lubricants and better surface quality

Moulding

Throughout the world, plastics processors and mould makers take advantage of Oerlikon Balzers coatings to increase their competitiveness.

Benefits:

  • Lower manufacturing costs
  • Better mould filling
  • Reduced mould release forces
  • Higher wear resistances
  • Better quality of the injection moulded products
  • Good wear indicator

Die Casting

The high hardness and outstanding thermal and chemical stability of the coating improve profitability and productivity, even under the most demanding conditions of use.

Benefits:

  • Lower manufacturing costs
  • Better surface quality
  • Higher process reliability

Automotive and Precision Components

Lighter construction, ever increasing performance with ever smaller dimensions, more environmentally friendly concepts for operation and maintenance: increasing demands on systems impose greater requirements on the components.

Benefits of BALINIT® on precision components:

  • Makes higher performance available with smaller dimensions and weight
  • Increases service life and functional reliability
  • Enables expensive special materials to be replaced
  • Reduces lubricant consumption and maintenance costs
  • Protects when running dry
  • Improves corrosion resistance