Both CVD and PVD coatings for metal cutting inserts are seeing continuous improvements for adhesion, toughness and wear properties. By Jonathan Chou

Hard material coatings improve the performance and service life of cutting and metalforming tools. However, these gains are contingent upon good coating adhesion to the substrate and this, in turn, is critically dependent on proper cleaning of the tools. By Doris Schulz.

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