New Angle on Aluminum

Author Jim Haag
October 01, 2007 - 12:00pm

PVD titanium-diboride coating machines aluminum without built-up edge.

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Related Glossary Terms

  • built-up edge ( BUE)

    built-up edge ( BUE)

    1. Permanently damaging a metal by heating to cause either incipient melting or intergranular oxidation. 2. In grinding, getting the workpiece hot enough to cause discoloration or to change the microstructure by tempering or hardening.

  • physical vapor deposition ( PVD)

    physical vapor deposition ( PVD)

    Tool-coating process performed at low temperature (500° C), compared to chemical vapor deposition (1,000° C). Employs electric field to generate necessary heat for depositing coating on a tool’s surface. See CVD, chemical vapor deposition.


Jim Haag is president of Hardcoating Technologies Ltd., Munroe Falls, Ohio. For more information on PVD TiB2coatings, contact Haag at (330) 686-2136, or visit