Many of the world’s leading tool manufacturers apply Oerlikon Balzers’ surface solutions to improve tool strength, extend service life, lower manufacturing costs and enhance corrosion protection.
Efficient, reliable tools are at the core of all industrial production. And more are needed with every passing day. When vehicle manufacturers produce cars, aircraft manufacturers fabricate airplanes or construction engineers build new energy systems, they all depend on manufacturing tools to perform effectively. In fact, tool performance is primarily responsible for the quality, cost and overall factory output of any product.
Improving performance from the smallest precision tools to the largest tools for metal forming with Oerlikon Balzers' thin-film surface solutions.
For optimum performance and service life, modern machine tools need to withstand higher temperatures and pressures, as well as increased wear and friction. Coatings and heat treatments are among the most effective ways to improve tool performance. This, in turn, leads to greater productivity and higher quality of metalworking and plastics processing.
In close partnership with our toolmaking customers, we are developing the right solutions for every tool in the manufacturing process. The results are impressive: longer service life, lower manufacturing costs, higher production reliability, and enhanced corrosion and adhesion protection.