Coatings

Industry News for Coatings

Hundreds of U.S. manufacturing companies ask President Biden to terminate Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs.
Unlike machining other materials, machining stainless steel requires review of myriad aspects prior to beginning work in the machine shop. While machining stainless has unique challenges, its benefits outweigh those challenges.
Starrag, a manufacturer of CNC metalworking machinery and Amorphology, a developer of advanced amorphous metals, established a laboratory where customers of both companies can observe real-time precision engineering and machining of complex gears using amorphous metals.

Continued job losses and lost business can be expected if the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum are allowed to continue, according to a manufacturing coalition.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that certain copper alloys provide effective long-term protection against viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.
The Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users (CAMMU) sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting the immediate termination of the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports enacted under the Trump administration. 
Voestalpine Rotec GmbH, a global leader in the manufacture of precision steel pipes and tubes, integrated an automated Rösler drag finishing system, the R 4/700 SF, that doubled the usable life of stamping tools.
Eriez’ new white paper, “Six Ways to Attack Metal Contamination to Improve Product Purity and Avoid Recalls,” covers best practices processing plants should implement to achieve the highest product purity and avoid costly tramp metal damage.
Inovatools USA LLC in Hartland, Michigan, offers a broad product range of high-performance solid carbide mills that meet the exacting requirements in mold, fixture and die manufacturing.
Registration is now open for Ceratizit’s virtual event that runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 30, 2020.

Global competition and high demand for everything from electronics to new transportation infrastructure have propelled manufacturing to rapid advances in productivity not only to keep pace but reduce cost per part and maintain competitiveness.
How old is your mobile phone? If you’re thinking about your current device, it’s likely that you change it every couple of years following the release of a fancy new upgrade. In reality, mobile telephones as old as the brick-like, antennae inventions of the 1980s probably remain in landfills. With many of our planet’s environmental issues linked to human consumption, it’s time to rethink our "take-make-dispose" economy.
Amidst the growing demand from automotive industry, metal forging market is set to witness a robust growth rate of more than 7%. Within the automotive sector demand is soaring for high-performance forged components for cars, trucks and commercial automobiles, thus augmenting the demand for metal forging. Metal forging is witnessing a surge in automotive applications on back of its durability, strength and reliability.
The aerospace and defence, wind energy, automotive, civil construction and sporting goods industries have all come to adopt composites for high-performance applications – and the demand continues to grow. A report by Credence Research in 2019 estimated a CAGR of 9.3% for carbon fiber-reinforced plastics during the period 2017-2025. Duncan Thompson, product manager at ANCA, notes the increased sales inquiries in this area, reflecting a growing demand by tool manufacturers to produce cutting tools to service this specialist market.
When SPR Machine wanted to optimize the production of a part recently converted from 12L14 steel to brass, the Copper Development Association had the opportunity to help this Hamilton, Ohio-based shop get even more value out of the process. The experience reaffirmed yet again how productive and competitive shops can be when they leverage the high-speed machining capabilities of brass.
In terms of market value, the global precision stainless steel market is projected to expand at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period, owing to various factors, regarding which, study offers thorough insights and forecasts in this report. The global precision stainless steel market has been segmented on the basis of thickness and end-use industry. The global precision stainless steel market is expected to expand 1.5x in terms of market volume by the end of 2029.
When you read this, 40 years will have already passed since the discovery of spark erosion for machining polycrystalline cutting materials. Lach Diamant named this process “spark grinding,” which accompanied the development of proprietary machines. Polycrystalline diamond tools conquered a multiple-application market traditionally reserved for carbides. Diamonds, baked under pressure and heat during synthesis, made this possible.
Rock stars have been smashing guitars for decades, few with more enthusiasm than Swedish-born guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen. Global engineering company Sandvik decided to test its cutting-edge techniques by building the world’s first all-metal, unbreakable guitar and letting Malmsteen unleash his smashing skills.
The fact that polycrystalline diamonds (PCD) could “show profile” in October 1978 could be attributed to random chance, but could it have something to do with “luck”? But how did golf professional Tiger Woods answer when a journalist pointed out that he often had a lot of luck during his games? “The more I train, the more luck I have.”
It becomes increasingly important as the table travel is increased. Ambient temperature changes are one obvious source of thermal expansion. As the positioning table warms, its constituent parts undergo expansion, at a specific rate for any material. Accordingly, to permit any two users to agree on what constitutes an “accurate” positioning system, all critical dimensional measurements world-wide are understood to take place at 20 degrees C (68 degrees F).
Chip Bobbert eyes a sheet of shiny aluminum that is several feet long and crimped on one end. He guesses that this was once the backsplash of a restaurant kitchen. Nearby, he spots another piece of metal with a square opening at the center. When he mentions that it likely once framed the entry to a roof or ventilation shaft, the shape of the piece makes sense. He then picks up a softball-size chunk of dense stainless steel. With an intricate series of holes shooting through the thickest part, it looks like a central piece of a complex engine. “Some of this stuff is crazy,” Bobbert said, pointing out the holes. “If you look at the precision machining, somebody paid thousands of dollars for that.”
It is October 1978. On Oct. 13, my discovery at the former Matra company in Frankfurt that PCD can be eroded by means of electric sparks was registered at the patents office. In October 2018, we looked back at 40 years of experience in the application of spark erosion for manufacturing and versatile application with polycrystalline blades of PCD- and PCBN-tipped tools.
Between 1974 and 1976, polycrystalline cutting materials, such as PCD and PCBN, could show their potential for the first time. As a result of the hardness of diamond, combined with the sharpness for machining tasks, the superiority of PCD was displayed early on when turning, milling and drilling.
Materials scientists at Duke University and UC San Diego have discovered a new class of carbides expected to be among the hardest materials with the highest melting points in existence. Made from inexpensive metals, the new materials may soon find use in a wide range of industries from machinery and hardware to aerospace.
We are in part three of our article series “Poly–poly–or what?” The series looks back at the time between autumn 1974 and the Hanover Trade Show in the spring of 1975. Dealing with this new cutting material “polycrystalline diamonds” (PCD) was fascinating for all of us; after the presentation at the first Hanover Trade Show in 1973, each day brought new insights for production and for different applications.
While looking through back issues of Carbide Engineering from the late 1950s, I came across an article about HSS cutting tools that reminded me of an article we published in this year’s August issue of Cutting Tool Engineering. (Editor’s note: Carbide Engineering combined with Cutting Tool Engineering starting with the January 1961 issue and dropped Carbide Engineering starting in April of that year. The publication began in 1948 as a small pamphlet called Carbide Tips, but I’m not aware of any existing copies of any issues.)
The introduction of our Borazon CBN grinding wheel was still in full swing when I received information from General Electric in 1972 that a new cutting material would be coming soon. What could it be? Naturally all of us were curious!
3D Hubs releases its quarterly report that shows real world data on which CNC materials and surface finishes are requested the most by engineers globally.
U.S. machine shops are potentially underutilizing the machinability of brass by as much as 85 percent in their part processing operations, reports a recent study from the Copper Development Association Inc. The research shows that machine shops can and should be machining the material at significantly faster feeds and speeds – often five to 20 times faster – than they do to increase productivity and profitability.
Seventy years ago when the Society of Carbide Engineers launched the trade magazine that eventually became Cutting Tool Engineering as its official publication, the articles primarily covered carbide cutting tools. After all, the association advertised that those who were engaged in studying, using, supervising the use of or furthering the use of carbides were eligible for membership.
Students in Birmingham, U.K., are being challenged to showcase the potential uses of magnesium within the aerospace sector as part of a competition being set by Birmingham City University and Meridian, a producer of magnesium components.
If you’re reading this, it means that Earth wasn’t destroyed. On Feb. 9, the asteroid 2018 CB passed overhead with just 39,000 miles to spare—well within the moon’s orbit and, by outer space standards, way too close for comfort. The pocket protector-toting space nerds at NASA call the asteroid a near-Earth object, which is defined as any object that passes through our solar system at less than 1.3 astronomical units (about 120 million miles) from the sun.
Brynäs IF are one of Sweden’s best ice hockey teams. We discover how combining the latest knife blade steel and the best boot innovations keep them ahead of the competition.
Satellites gather speed and travel through a variety of different atmospheric conditions during orbit. Many of the fluctuations in temperature and atmosphere are unlike anything experienced on Earth. This is one of the challenges faced when sourcing materials for the construction of satellite parts.
A novel 3D printing process that relies on melting aluminum wire and manipulating it with electromagnetism is no longer just another lab project. Vader Systems, which developed the process, has announced the first commercial sale of its signature Mk1 3D printer to Becker CAD-CAM-Cast, a tier-one supplier of engineered aluminum automotive components.
Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, tested NASA's first 3-D printed rocket engine prototype part made of two different metal alloys through an innovative advanced manufacturing process. NASA has been making and evaluating durable 3-D printed rocket parts made of one metal, but the technique of 3-D printing with more than one metal is more difficult.
Machine tool manufacturer and Industry 4.0 pioneer TRUMPF has opened a new technology center in Chicago that showcases the interaction between people, machines, storage technology, automation, software and Industry 4.0 solutions. The company calls it "the first smart factory for Industry 4.0 solutions that was designed for digitally connected production processes throughout."
The first day of Makino Corp.’s two-day 2017 Die/Mold Technology Expo included technology seminars, economic prognosticators, and demonstrations on more than 23 state-of-the-art machines at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. The company also unveiled a new vertical machining center for true 5-axis continuous processing.
Workers in the hardmetal industry are not at increased risk for lung cancer or any of 63 other potential causes of death, concluded the largest and most definitive study on this population to date. The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led study of more than 32,000 workers in five countries was performed after smaller studies indicated that tungsten carbide with a cobalt binder—the primary ingredients in hardmetal—may be linked to an increased risk of lung cancer. Hardmetal is a human-made substance second only to diamond in hardness. It's used in metal cutting tools and drill bits.
Hexa Research reports that the global laser marking machine market size will reach USD 3.38 billion by 2024, driven by increasing adoption of laser systems in industries such as automobile, packaging and machine tools. The marking equipment industry witnessed notable change over the past two decades, and the trend is expected to continue.
New commercial agreement between Spirit and Norsk Titanium identifies thousands of titanium parts currently manufactured at Spirit or by its suppliers as 3D-printing candidates.
In recent years the manufacturing world has seen numerous hybrid additive-subtractive machines. These generally are in the form of a 3D printing head combined with a CNC machining center: the additive is added. But creative additive enthusiast Thomas Sanladerer has come at the idea from the opposite direction: he has started with a 3D printer and transformed it to be able to function as a CNC mill.
Two companies, using different 3D-printing methods, have put titanium components into extreme environments. SLM Solutions recently completed a 12.21" × 8.74" × 8.66" dia. titanium aircraft component using its two-laser selective laser melting process. And Sciaky Inc. has used its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) technology to produce a titanium Variable Ballast (VB) tank for an autonomous submarine. Now that such critical additive-made titanium parts are out of the lab and in use, these companies and their competitors are working to speed their processes and increase their maximum build sizes.
With potential ramifications for 3D printing of metals, particularly of expensive metals such as titanium, The U.S. Dept. of Energy's Ames Laboratory has created a process for making "perfect" metal powder. Each particle is smooth and spherical, allowing it to flow without clumping and pack together more densely.
Ames Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been awarded $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) to improve the production and composition of metal alloy powders used in additive manufacturing.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering is the new home of a unique machine that is capable of 3D milling precise to one nanometer. The machine, called the ROBONANO α-0iB, is the first of its kind in North America, and it brings extremely advanced technological capabilities that could represent the future of advanced manufacturing. The ROBONANO, which is on a multi-year loan from the Japanese robotics manufacturer FANUC, is housed in the laboratory of Sangkee Min, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at UW-Madison. The ROBONANO’s extremely precise capabilities offer Min and colleagues new research opportunities, which he hopes will open up improved and novel approaches to manufacturing.
“The 30-foot-by-35-foot pit in a concrete floor is empty, shiny and immaculate as it awaits the arrival of a massive machine for use by Connecticut manufacturers to cut, shape and do a range of other tasks with composite materials,” writes Stephen Singer in the Hartford Courant. “At the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology in East Hartford, the large rectangular hole resembling a swimming pool and reaching a depth of 4 ft. in parts will be filled later this year by the 130,000-lb, high-speed industrial machine [that] will be used to shape, cut, grind and otherwise fashion aerospace and other industry components made of composites.”
SLM Solutions played its part helping athletes strive for gold at the Rio Olympics by providing selective laser melting metal additive manufacturing technology to help bicyclists improve their equipment. SLM Solutions customer Erpro & Sprint is a leading company in the field of digital manufacturing in France, offering a range of 3D printing services at its facility just north of Paris.
Titanium is the leading material for artificial knee and hip joints, but a discovery by Rice University physicists shows that the gold standard for artificial joints can be improved with the addition of some actual gold.
Scientific Cutting Tools (SCT), Simi Valley, Calif., has added the capability of coating its own cutting tools on premises in the form of a new coating machine from Platit which enables the coating of up to 500 tools in 4 hours.
Ceramics Expo takes place April 26-28, 2016, in Cleveland and is dedicated to providing a marketplace for all raw materials, equipment, machinery and technology used within the ceramic manufacturing supply chain. Ceramics Expo is attended by technical leaders, production directors, engineers, project leaders, buyers and senior executives interested in exploring the latest ceramic manufacturing innovations.
Welding or soldering without heat seemed like a good idea to Hanchen Huang, professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University, Boston. He and his students dreamed of a better way to stick things together such as a computer's CPU to a printed circuit board, or the glass and metal filament in a lightbulb, according to a recent news@Northeastern post.
Solar Atmospheres, Hermitage, Penn., recently announced a collaboration with Pressure Technology Inc. (PTI) that will offer an added-value service to PTI's HIP (Hot Isostatic Press) Facility in Concord, Ohio, according to a Feb. 15 news release. The collaboration is the result of an escalation of components being printed via additive manufacturing as well as the increased production of engine blade manufacturing to support newer more efficient aircraft, according to Solar Atmospheres. Such market forces means that hot isostatic pressing (HIPing) is in more demand for the densification of many materials.
Hardide Coatings Inc., a U.K.-based provider of advanced surface coating technology, recently opened a new production facility in Martinsville, Va. The $7 million expansion, which began a year ago, allows Hardide to expand its production operations to North America.
In October 2015, TRUMPF purchased approximately five acres of land adjacent to Interstate Highway 90 in Hoffman Estates, Ill., a northwestern suburb of Chicago. Located within one of the core zones of the sheet metal business in North America, this site will serve as the future home of the TRUMPF Technology Center and the center of excellence for Industry 4.0, according to the company.
Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of additive manunfacturing (AM) solutions, this week reported that Italian Service Bureau, ZARE, has halved production costs for its direct manufacturing customers in automotive and aerospace since purchasing a fleet of Stratasys Fortus 3D Production Systems. In a July 22 news release issued by Stratasys, which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Rehovot, Israel, the AM company underscored ZARE's decision to use 3D printing for production parts. 
GF Machining Solutions, a Swiss-based machine tool company, and EOS, a German additive manufacturing (AM) company, announced on Friday that the two companies have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement bringing the technological expertise of both companies together to develop innovative solutions for mold and die customers.
LANDS Superabrasives, a cooperative venture between the synthetic diamond division of Lieber & Solow Ltd. in New York and Premier Diamond Corp. in Antwerp, was awarded an ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system standards. According to the company, various standard tests are performed in order to assure and maintain consistent standards in its product line, and the ISO 9001:2008 certification is an extension of its existing quality control program.
Machine tool builder Okuma America Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has joined forces with 5ME LLC, Warren, Mich., to demonstrate the advantages of cryogenic machining, including faster processing, longer tool life, increased part quality and lower environmental impact, according to the companies. The strategic partnership will establish two cryo demonstration facilities—one at 5ME's Technical Center in Warren, and the other at Okuma's Aerospace Center of Excellence in Charlotte—where manufacturers can test various machining processes using 5ME's cryogenic machining technology. Both facilities will have Okuma machines equipped with cryogenic systems that use vacuum jacketed feed lines to deliver small flow rates of liquid nitrogen through the tool directly to the cutting edge. 
Absolute Machine Tools, Lorain, Ohio, now offers a full line of EDM consumable products and services through its AccuteX EDM business unit, based in Mason, Ohio. AccuteX EDM now offers not only consumables for its line of EDMs, but also for most other OEMs, such as Mitsubishi, Sodick, FANUC and others. 
Toolmaker NAP GLADU has expanded its diamond cutting tool servicing capabilities with the installation of additional equipment at its Statesville, N.C., service center, serving North Carolina and surrounding states. "This expansion improves our ability to provide our customers fast, high-quality sharpening and repair service on their diamond cutting tools," said Glenn McClain, service center manager, east. "Adding equipment and investing in jobs at our Statesville center reinforces our commitment to fast turnaround times and the local community." 
3D Systems, Rock Hill, S.C., has completed its acquisition of all shares of Israeli CAD/CAM software firm Cimatron Ltd. for approximately $97 million, inclusive of Cimatron's net cash. 
The Industrial Diamond Association of America will hold its annual Intertech conference May 19-20 at the Marriot Downtown in Indianapolis.
The Industrial Diamond Association of America will hold its annual Intertech conference May 19-20 at the Marriot Downtown in Indianapolis.
In its research for Wohlers Report 2014, Wohlers Associates, Inc. found that revenues from the production of parts for final products represents 34.7 percent of the entire market for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing—terms that are used interchangeably. Since 2003, this market segment has gone from less than 4 percent to more than one-third of total revenues from AM products and services worldwide.
Deloitte University Press, New York, has launched what it calls a "massive open online course" (MOOC) on the business implications of additive manufacturing, titled "3D Opportunity: The Course on Additive Manufacturing for Business Leaders," designed to help educate the market on the business drivers of additive manufacturing.
Steel strapping is effective for bundling materials, but poses a number of problems for a machine shop. Its sharp edges make it something of a workplace hazard, while its long, ungainly shape makes storage and disposal difficult. It's also made of mid-carbon steel, so even though throwing the strapping in the dumpster is the easiest way to handle it, possible profits from recycling are dumped as well.
Advanced ceramics producer Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp. (KICC), Tokyo, announced the creation of a new wholly-owned subsidiary, Kyocera Precision Tools Inc., that consolidates its North American cutting tool operations in the indexable, microtool, and printed circuit board (PCB) cutting tool markets.
On April 1, 2014, Fountain Valley, Calif.-based manufacturer Mitsubishi Materials USA will consolidate two business units — Rock Tools and Hard Materials — into a new unit known as Engineered Carbide Products in an effort to improve operational efficiency, according to a letter to stakeholders released by the company. 
Diamond Innovations merged with Sandvik Hard Materials as of Jan. 1, 2014, to create a new business, Sandvik Hyperion, focused on applied materials. The new company, with U.S. headquarters in Fair Lawn, N.J., has a broader portfolio of materials solutions and increased scale in R&D and application development. Sandvik Hyperion supplies cemented tungsten carbide, tungsten-carbide powders, diamond materials and CBN materials used in material-removal and wear-protection applications.
The new Metal Loss Monitor (MLM) from Erie, Pa.-based separation technology provider Eriez enables operators to determine the quantities of valuable metals that are passing through their scrap yards unrecovered. It accomplishes this by continually scanning the residue stream for metal that has escaped the process, according to the company.
TechFab, Montreal-East, Quebec, officially joined the KOMET SERVICE network with an open-house event and cocktail party for customers, business relations and city officials on Dec. 5, 2013. The company is now certified by Germany-based KOMET GROUP for the refurbishment, re-grinding and manufacture of solid carbide tools. 
Use of 3-D printing for the production of parts for final products continues to follow a decade-long growth trend. According to Wohlers Report 2013, final-part production rose to 28.3 percent of the $2.2 billion spent last year on 3-D printing products and services worldwide. In 2003, it represented only 3.9 percent of revenues, as shown in the accompanying chart. 
Dörken MKS Systems, the German parent company of Dörken Corp. USA, welcomed 230 visitors from four continents and 25 countries to its Düsseldorf facility to learn about its latest coating developments. Visitors included representatives of the automotive industry, tier suppliers, licensed applicators and coating equipment manufacturers.

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A study by engineers at Purdue University and University of California, Irvine, found that the toughness of a diabolical ironclad beetle lies in its two armorlike elytra that meet at a line, or suture, running the length of the abdomen.
Presented as a video supplement to Cutting Tool Engineering's July 2020 article that addresses the need for part manufacturers to work with toolmakers to learn about the wide range of tool options available today, "Illuminating Aluminum" offers two machining demonstrations from LMT Onsrud LP, Waukegan, Illinois, and RobbJack Corp., Lincoln, California.
WEIMA’s metal shredders and briquette presses are changing the way post-industrial metal scrap is recycled!
Kennametal Inc. has developed a 3D-printed Stator Bore Tool to meet growing customer demand for lighter weight tooling solutions used to machine components for hybrid and electric vehicles.
Superior Tool Service Inc. made the decision a year ago to coat tools in-house, it launched its STS Coatings division to coat not only the round tools it produces but tools from other companies.
During a brief interview at IMTS 2018, Steve Howard, marketing and engineering manager for NTK Cutting Tools, discussed the significance of the company's patented BIDEMICS material, calling it "the first real improvement in ceramics in 20 or 30 years."
EWI, a non-profit organization dedicated to innovating and implementing advanced manufacturing technologies for industry, soon will add an Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) system to its R&D toolbox. Chicago-based Sciaky Inc. announced the sale of its EBAM system in a news release issued July 20.
A machine shop turned to Dr. Jefffrey Badger—the Grinding Doc—seeking relief from the painfully long cycle times endured grinding cermets. The Grinding Doc explains what the shop should do to stop the pain. About the Grinding Doc Video Series: Thanks to his work as an independent grinding consultant and the author of the "Ask the Grinding Doc" column in Cutting Tool Engineering magazine, Dr. Jeffrey Badger routinely receives questions about grinding from shops all over the world. Through the magazine column and this video series, he provides shops with the insight and guidance they seek.
3D printing, once only in the realm of science fiction, is gaining popularity. In this military video, Staff Sergeant Scott Johnson talks about how Air Force Research Laboratory scientists at Wright-Patterson AFB are using additive manufacturing to provide the military with better equipment.
A Diversified Machine Systems 5-Axis Enclosed Large Format Overhead Gantry CNC Router with continuous C-Axis rotation demonstrates its ability to cut out a composite component. Diversified Machine Systems arranged the test cut to demonstrate the machine’s accuracy and efficiency for a customer who recently visited the company’s headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Cutting Tool Engineering magazine hosted a Webinar Dec. 10, 2014, featuring Mike MacArthur, vice president of engineering at the RobbJack Corp. Following the main presentation, titled "Technologies & Strategies for Composite Drilling, Routing and Trimming," CTE Publisher Don Nelson held a brief Q&A session with questions submitted by the audience.
KOMET Service North America, a partnership between KOMET of America and a variety of independent companies to service the KOMET brand of tools, welcomed Grinding Technology LLC to its list of partners at a special ceremony held during IMTS 2014. The Houston, Texas, company became the seventh partner to sign on with KOMET Service since the launch of the service partnership at IMTS 2012.
Keiton Engineering recently introduced Toolox, a prehardened tool steel that the company reportedly can flame cut.
iMX series Exchangeable Screw on Head connection features the World's first "Carbide Head"+"Carbide Holder" double face contact connection, according to Mitsubishi Materials' own research on exchangeable head end mills. But the company did not stop there. Careful SWOT analysis of the conventional screw on head products indicated it was PARAMOUNT to re-engineer the carbide head joint connection for the next generation of Exchangeable head products to approach the performance of solid carbide end mills without encountering carbide joint failure due to tensile strength limitations of carbide threads.
A random arrangement is all well and good when it comes to avant-garde music, but the random crystal growth direction found in conventional CVD alumina cutting tool coatings can create weak areas where cracks form, shortening tool life.
Platit Inc. recently hosted an open house in Libertyville, Ill., where the Switzerland-based toolcoating company presented cutting-tool and wear-part coating machines based on plasma-generating physical vapor deposition technology. The animation here offers an "insider's" view of the company's coating equipment.
The following video, which accompanies an industry news item (below) from the October 2011 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine, provides a brief glimpse of the direct metal laser sintering process for additive metal fabrication.
Scott Gore, a technical support specialist with Setech Inc., Murfreesboro, Tenn., provides the commentary for a series of Hyper-Carbide cutting tool tests captured on video. Presented as a supplement to an Industry News item in Cutting Tool Engineering's December 2010 issue, this brief report includes video supplied by Setech and SRL Nano Corp., a California company specializing in high-strength cutting materials.
Ed Tarney, customer technical support manager with Erasteel Inc., Baldwinsville, N.Y., addressed "PM & High-Speed Steel for Premium Tool Performance" as part of the Fast Track Seminar series hosted at the Cutting Tool Engineering booth during IMTS 2010.
Jared Tellian, applications engineer with RobbJack Corp., presents a 12-minute seminar on "Successful Machining of Composites" as part of Cutting Tool Engineering's Fast Track Seminar series. The seminars were presented and filmed at our booth during IMTS 2010.
Don Graham, manager of turning products and education services at Seco Tools Inc., Troy, Mich., discussed "Productivity Improvements Resulting from Coating Texturing" during the Fast Track Seminar series hosted at the Cutting Tool Engineering booth during IMTS 2010.
Watch a video presentation from Seco Tools LLC about the tools and techniques suggested for machining powdered metallurgy. The company reports that inserts with Seco Tool’s Duratomic CVD aluminum-oxide coating can work well for P/M components. The Duratomic technology promotes growth of coating crystals in certain crystallographic directions to improve coating properties.
Rather than using taps to thread steel prior to hardening, a growing number of shops are opting to thread mill heat-treated steel.
Cutting Tool Engineering Editor Alan Richter's September cover story, titled "Smart Weighting," takes a close look at the practice of "lightweighting." In short, automakers are switching from mild steel and iron to components made of lower weight materials. The article focuses on incorporating parts machined from aluminum and advanced high-strength steels, specifically microalloy steels, including those cut from solid workpieces and near-net shapes.
Some coatings, such as TiAlN, enable dry machining when drill ductile cast iron, but coolant is desirable to help evacuate the material's small, curled chips. Flood coolant can be appropriate for holes less than 1.5 to 2 diameters deep, according to Bob Jennings, product manager for Ingersoll Cutting Tools, Rockford, Ill. Jennings noted that the toolmaker offers standard Qwik-Twist replaceable-point drills to drill up to 8 diameters deep.
Interrupted turning is common in aero-engine machining, said Sean Holt, aerospace specialist for Sandvik Coromant Co., Fair Lawn, N.J. There, a complete, finished component is machined out of a single, large block of material (most commonly Inconel 718) in several process stages that involve accurately removing a vast amount of material to meet strict parameters for the finished part's dimensions and characteristics. Sandvik Coromant claims to have cutting tools and machining methods that greatly improve aerospace component manufacturing.

Products for Coatings

EcoShield® 386 FD Water Based Micro Corrosion Inhibiting Coating is a force-dry version of Cortec’s top water-based anticorrosion coating, EcoShield® VpCI®-386. As such, EcoShield® 386 FD offers excellent corrosion protection at 1.5-3.0 mils (37.5-75 µm) DFT (dry film thickness). The advantage is that EcoShield® 386 FD force-dries in only 5-10 minutes at 150 °F (54 °C) and has good hot hardness, which keeps the hot coated parts from sticking together before they can cool down.
Operating at the optimum temperature range of 200° – 210°F as the original Tru Temp XL, TRU TEMP 2nd GEN makes it easy to use in-house and operator friendly. The chemistry is easy to manage and contains no EPA regulated metals, so rinse waters are generally sewerable by neutralizing the pH with a typical discharge range of pH 7-11. Additionally, reaching this pH range takes only 20% of the acid than other processes. Since TRU TEMP 2nd GEN requires no effluent treatment, the initial capital investment is only about half of other blackening finishes. 
 VpCI-369 is an oil-based temporary coating that provides extreme corrosion protection in aggressive environments and is one of Cortec’s most-popular wet film corrosion inhibitors. It is an excellent option for protecting auto service parts and heavy equipment components before assembly. Since VpCI-369 is thixotropic, it can be mixed so that the product changes consistency to enhance sprayability for application with an airless sprayer. Once applied, it thickens so that it does not run off the metal. VpCI-369 can be tinted to blue, green, or other custom colors if desired to help workers detect sufficient product coverage.
A member of the Walk-A-Sured® Water Clear Epoxy System, this eco-friendly, two-component epoxy system meets OSHA and ADA standards, and ASTM slip-resistance requirements.  It contains 100% solids, with no solvents or VOCs, ensuring compatibility with previously installed coatings.  Water, solvent and chemical resistant Walk-A-Sured® Water Clear HEAVYDUTY 20 contains polymer grit which gives the coating long-lasting added traction.   It is ideal for use on industrial floors by machining centers and other oil-prone areas, in auto service stations where oil and grease are common, in ski resorts where floors are normally wet, and other manufacturing/industrial/commercial environments. 
The diamond coating portfolio covers the entire spectrum of demanding machining applications and is divided into two groups of different base materials. The first contains coatings for machining highly abrasive compacted and sintered powders like graphite for moulds and dies, as well as ceramics for dental applications. For these applications, the BALDIA COMPACT and BALDIA COMPACT DC coatings produce the best possible machining performance. The second group of base materials are fibre-reinforced plastics, stack materials and highly abrasive aluminium alloys used in the aerospace and automotive industries. For this group, BALDIA NANO and BALDIA COMPOSITE DC are the right choice. In both groups the ending “DC” stands for maximum coating quality with consistently high tool performance and the tightest possible tolerances for tool diameter and coating thickness.
The diamond coating portfolio covers the entire spectrum of demanding machining applications and is divided into two groups of different base materials. The first contains coatings for machining highly abrasive compacted and sintered powders like graphite for moulds and dies, as well as ceramics for dental applications. For these applications, the BALDIA COMPACT and BALDIA COMPACT DC coatings produce the best possible machining performance. The second group of base materials are fibre-reinforced plastics, stack materials and highly abrasive aluminium alloys used in the aerospace and automotive industries. For this group, BALDIA NANO and BALDIA COMPOSITE DC are the right choice. In both groups the ending “DC” stands for maximum coating quality with consistently high tool performance and the tightest possible tolerances for tool diameter and coating thickness.
Dragonskin is formulated with a combination of state-of-the-art high-performance substrates and the latest coating structures to achieve an extremely hard and durable satin finish. CERATIZIT tooling coated with Dragonskin enables maximum tool life, cutting speeds, and process reliability.
In clamping tests, Carbinite has been shown to nearly double the gripping strength at equal clamping force.  Customers report increased grip and longer tool life.  Utilizing a process called Electro Spark Deposition (ESD), Carbinite can be added to hard or soft jaws after they are milled to customer requirements.  The wear resistant carbide alloys display exceptional bond strength without annealing or distortion. 
The system allows a high coating speed. The coating medium can also be changed in a very short time, thanks to the system’s automated cleaning process for all system components carrying operating supplies.
The system allows a high coating speed. The coating medium can also be changed in a very short time, thanks to the system’s automated cleaning process for all system components carrying operating supplies.
The new Tru Temp XT process forms a durable black oxide finish on difficult-to-blacken steel, iron and most stainless steel alloys. Long asked for by metal finishers, Tru Temp XT is a mid-temperature process that forms a satin black magnetite finish that protects critical surfaces in storage, shipment and startup while resisting galling and aiding break-in.
EXAIR’s new 1/2 NPT No Drip Internal Mix Atomizing Spray Nozzles work in the same way the company's standard atomizing nozzles do, but have the added benefit of positively stopping liquid flow when compressed air is shut off. Internal Mix Atomizing Spray Nozzles mix liquid and air inside the nozzle and produce the finest atomization of liquids up to 300 centipoise.
Formulators looking to enhance the corrosion protection of increasingly popular water-based coatings systems can now use Cortec’s M-120, a water-based corrosion inhibitor additive that does not contain heavy metals. M-120 can be used alone or in conjunction with other inhibitors to increase the corrosion protection abilities of both water-based and solvent-based systems. It is recommended for use in acrylic and alkyd resin systems.
Nordson Industrial Coating Systems offers Encore nLighten, a safety-approved accessory that instantly adds the power of an LED light to the already impressive capabilities of the Encore manual spray gun. nLighten reduces rework, decreases the material waste, and eliminates the use of unrated flashlights and other light sources that can create hazards for employees in a powder-spraying environment.
Vapor Technologies Inc. (VaporTech) announces the launch of the VT-i series PVD coating machines: Brand-new equipment that meets today’s needs for efficiency, cost-control, and product quality and differentiation.
Manufacturing and the market have changed significantly since VaporTech began designing and building PVD coating systems more than 20 years ago. These days, industry competition is fierce, and manufacturers must often fight for their customer’s business. For this reason, VaporTech has unveiled its VT-3000i, a new coating system that helps manufacturers differentiate their products and increase their return on investment (ROI) with the latest materials and technologies and a right-sized design for today’s manufacturing needs.
Kyocera Corp. announced that it has developed a new ultradurable coating technology and base material for indexable industrial cutting tool inserts to improve steel machining. The new CA025P CVD coated carbide grade will be available to the U.S. market from the middle of May 2018.
Now there’s a better way to protect small quantities of iron and steel parts from corrosion with Birchwood Technologies’ BK-1 Mini PRESTO BLACK finishing line. It’s fast, easy and economical.
No. 836 is a 750° F electrically heated Class 100 clean room oven from Grieve, currently used to bake various coatings onto products at a customer’s facility.
Designed for use on any size parts, the new Presto Black Gel, Antique Brown Gel, and Antique Black Gel formulations solve the application challenges of liquid products while producing an attractive, high quality, durable darkened finish.
FTT says its in-house PVD coating is yet another example of its commitment to maintaining the latest technology in-house to provide the highest-quality, timely and efficient service to customers. These types of coatings protect the tools from heat and abrasion.
Henkel Adhesive Technologies has sharpened the market fit of its Bonderite L-FM FL portfolio of polymeric coatings for the surface conversion of metals used in cold forming operations. The optimized Bonderite L-FM FL process reduces the number of treatment steps from as many as 10 to one or two and is emerging as an attractive alternative in the production of high-performance automotive bolts and screws, according to the company.
New Presto Black SSB room temperature stainless steel blackening process is an immersion or brush-on solution for most stainless steel alloys and substrates. Creating an esthetic appealing finish, Presto Black SSB can be used in production finishing, for manual touch-up needs, or for distressed decorative or architectural metalworking.
InterCoat ChemGuard from Chemcoaters Inc. is a new type of corrosion protection for galvanized steel. InterCoat ChemGuard uses a new type of coating technology that incorporates covalent bonds and enhances the effectiveness of zinc and substantially improves corrosion protection on galvanized steel.
Carr Lane Mfg. Co. offers a new LIFE-EX PVD coating as an option on its round and diamond pins. So hard it cannot be measured on the Rockwell C scale, LIFE-EX is a thin film of vaporized solid metal that has been deposited onto Carr Lane’s round and diamond pins as a pure metal or alloy coating.
Nanodiamond material specialist Carbodeon of Finland has worked with metal finishing specialist CCT Plating of Germany to develop a new electroless nickel, PTFE and nanodiamond composite coating. Electroless nickel-PTFE (EN-PTFE) coatings provide excellent anti-adhesive and low friction properties but are traditionally soft and wear quickly in abrasive conditions. By adding NanoDiamond particles to the EN-PTFE coating, Carbodeon has been able to improve the abrasive wear resistance of these coatings without compromising the sliding or release properties.
EXAIR's patented 1/4 NPT No Drip internal mix 360 degree hollow circular pattern atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays away from the nozzle in all directions. These can provide a smooth, even coating on the inside diameter of a pipe or similar ductwork.
Seco Tools new TP3501 grade is designed to provide optimal application security. The grade is for steel turning applications that involve numerous interrupted cuts, less stable machines, short time in cut or weak setups due to part size or shape.designed
Cortec’s VpCI-368 coating has just become more powerful with the addition of extra vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors. Already, VpCI-368 provides excellent protection to metal substrates exposed to harsh outdoor conditions.
EXAIR's patented 1/4 NPT No Drip Internal Mix deflected flat fan atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays at a right angle to the nozzle orientation. This allows spray to be placed precisely where it is needed when the mounting and work areas are limited.
Walter says it has unveiled a technology that promises to dramatically improve machining effectiveness. Called Tiger·tec Gold, it is the latest iteration of Walter’s successful line of Tiger·tec and Tiger·tec Silver coatings.
Featuring a nickel filler, Master Bond EP21TDCN-LO is an electrically conductive two-component adhesive/sealant that is particularly effective for grounding, shielding and static dissipation applications. It is a toughened system and is capable of withstanding rigorous thermal cycling, mechanical vibration and shock.
Vollmer of America's CHD270 is a sharpening machine with 8 CNC-controlled axes and a measurement device, and it's intended for the automatic machining of carbide-tipped circular saw blades with various diameters and tooth geometries on face and top. 
High-value tooling such as toolholders, workholding and turret press tooling takes on an attractive, protective black oxide finish when finished with the TRU TEMP low-temperature, nonpolluting black-oxide system from Birchwood Technologies. Extremely durable, the TRU TEMP process provides a satin black magnetite coating, 20 millionths thick (0.54 micron) with no effect on component material hardness or tensile strength.
Crystallume is pleased to present an extensive new catalog, highlighting all of its diamond tools and DCC coating services. The 24-page catalog is rich with information to help machinists navigate the immense selection of diamond tools available for all of your machining needs
Cortec VpCIs offer a range of innovative options for reducing manufacturing costs and corrosion. In the case of VpCI-371, Cortec’s protection reportedly rivals the corrosion resistance of stainless steel while significantly reducing material costs.
Shape-Master Tool Co. has developed new combinations of PCBN grades and tool coatings for hard turning applications. The coatings are applied specific to each application. Manufacturers have experienced improved cutting performance and tool life.
Manufacturers needing immediate corrosion protection on small quantities of parts can get it with all of the quality of larger finishing systems using Birchwood Technologies’ Mini PRESTO BLACK line. The BK-1 line is a low-cost alternative and/or substitute for large scale finishing. This mini PRESTO BLACK room-temperature blackening system for iron and steel from Birchwood Technologies is great for small production operations that require robust corrosion resistance and galling protection on critical surfaces for machine components.
JETCAM announced the launch of Version 19 of its Expert CADCAM and nesting software, featuring several major new features and hundreds of improvements across the software. Several features focus around nesting. Multi-sheet nesting takes advantage of JETCAM’s powerful high-performance nesting module to nest parts across multiple sheets at a time, drastically improving overall material efficiency while taking less time to generate the nests.
EXAIR's 1/4 NPT internal mix 360° hollow circular pattern atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays away from the nozzle in all directions. These nozzles are ideal where a smooth, even coating is needed on the inside diameter of a pipe or similar ductwork.
Birchwood Technologies three brush-on metal blackeners—Presto Black BST4, Antique Black M24, and Aluma Black A14—are now available in smaller, quart sized (32 oz.) bottles for easier application and handling, at a new lower price point.
Tungaloy Corp. has introduced the AH8000 series of PVD grades and chipbreakers for turning heat resistant alloys. The new PVD grades feature impressive resistance to both wear and fracture due to the world’s first nano-multi-layered AlTiN coating with high Al content and dramatically reduces notch wear, crater wear and built-up edge in machining heat resistant alloys.
Fischer Technology Inc., a Windsor, Conn.-based manufacturer of instrumentation for coating thickness, material testing, nanoindentation and material analysis, announced plans to open a new office in Livonia, Mich., to provide technical sales and service support for the Michigan area.
Dormer Pramet now offers Pramet SF and SM geometries for machining of high temperature alloys and stainless steel, the company announced Jan. 27. The SF geometry features a sharp positive geometry with an inclination cutting edge of 14.5° while the SM chip-breaker is a wear-resistant, universal geometry for medium machining.
In a news release issued Jan. 16, Walter USA LLC, Waukesha, Wis., unveiled its P6005-WKK45C point drill insert that reportedly brings new levels of performance and cost effectiveness to drilling cast materials (ISO K) as well as other materials. The P6005-WKK45C insert design features a new high-performance geometry for maximum productivity in cast iron materials, and 110° prismatic seat for minimal run-out and stable positioning.
With enhanced chemical resistance, Master Bond MasterSil 930 is an acetoxy-type fluorosilicone for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, electronics, specialty OEM and other industries.
Developed for a variety of bonding, sealing, potting and encapsulation applications, Master Bond EP3RR-80 is a one component epoxy that offers user friendly handling.
Ti-Coating announces its new PVD coating Alox SN2 for indexable and solid-carbide tools.
Used for applications in the aerospace, electronic and OEM industries, Master Bond EP121CL-LO is a high performance epoxy that passes ASTM E595 testing for NASA low outgassing specifications.
Formulated primarily for high-performance structural bonding applications, Master Bond EP13SPND-2 is a one-part, high temperature-resistant epoxy for the aerospace and specialty OEM industries.
Tungaloy Corp. introduces T515, the new CVD-coated grade for cast iron turning.
Specially formulated for medical device applications, Master Bond MasterSil 912Med is a room temperature vulcanizing silicone system for high-performance bonding, sealing and coating.
Ti-Coating announces its new PVD coating Hyperlox for indexable and solid carbide tooling.
The Cascade e-Ion Plasma from Micropyretics Heaters International Inc. reportedly revolutionizes traditional processes, such as tool bit coatings, nonstick surfacing, glass bending, brazing, sintering, CVD/PVD and surface cleaning among other processes.
Master Bond EP21TPFL-1AO is an electrically insulative, two part epoxy polysulfide system.
Featuring special high thermal conductive fillers, Master Bond EP48TC is two part epoxy paste that can be applied in bond lines as thin as 10-15µm.
Passing ASTM E595 testing for NASA low outgassing, Master Bond MasterSil 920-LO is a high performance, room temperature vulcanizing silicone for sealing, coating and small encapsulations.
Ti-Coating announces its new PVD coating Tinalox SN2 for indexable carbide tooling.
Master Bond EP42HT-2LTE is often chosen for a variety of bonding, sealing, coating and select casting applications in the electronic, aerospace, optical and specialty OEM industries.
Well suited for bonding dissimilar substrates, Master Bond UV15X-2 is a one part UV curable adhesive, sealant, coating and potting compound.
Master Bond Supreme 12AOHT-LO is a one component epoxy for a variety of bonding and sealing applications in the aerospace, electronic, electro-optic and OEM industries.
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon Ltd. Oy has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applications.
Sandvik Coromant introduces GC4325, a new-generation coated cemented-carbide grade for steel turning.
HELUKABEL announced a new cable jacket coating to enhance the cable and wire surface cleaning process.
Designed like the Ott-Jakob type GD rotary union with permanently sealed surfaces, this newly developed rotary union from Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. also offers an integrated sensor that monitors leakage.
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond's EP21FRNS-2 curing epoxy passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications.
UltraFlex, a new portfolio of wear-resistant surface treatments from Kennametal, brings industry-leading wear performance to components with complex geometries in power generation, oil and gas, and many other industries.
UltraFlex, a new portfolio of wear-resistant surface treatments from Kennametal, brings industry-leading wear performance to components with complex geometries in power generation, oil and gas, and many other industries.
PRESTO BLACK BST4 brush-on liquid from Birchwood Casey Co. is an instant acting cold blackener for all iron and non-stainless steels.
Guyson Corp. has designed and built a 7-axis robotic grit-blast machine that is configured for precision roughening of component surfaces in a production thermal spray coating cell.
Manufacturers are increasingly being asked to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and EPA regulated metals from their facilities. The TRU TEMP low temperature black oxide system from Birchwood Technologies is reportedly safe and simple to operate and serves as a direct replacement for conventional high temp black oxide.
Nexus Cutting Tools, a new product line from Techniks, introduces its new line of Lamina cutting inserts.
Walter USA LLC has unveiled the first indexable inserts with the new Tiger-tec Silver PVD aluminum oxide coating.
Combining superior physical strength and fast cure rates, Master Bond UV16 is formulated for demanding bonding, sealing, and coating applications.
Mitsubishi Materials has changed the stock status of coated cBN grade BC8020 from non-stock to stock standard.
Allied Machine and Engineering Corp. is pleased to announce the addition of AM200 coating on all T-A inserts designed for the structural steel industry.
Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc. announces the latest addition to its coated carbide grade lineup, insert grade AC420K.
Guyson Corp. has introduced a mid-size robotic grit-blasting machine for precision surface preparation in coatings work cells.
For demanding applications where highly flexible, impact resistant bonds are required, Master Bond developed Polymer System EP37-3FLF.
Master Bond Inc. EP65HT-1 combines high temperature resistance and fast room temperature curing in a NASA low outgassing approved epoxy.
Ingersoll Cutting Tools says its new CVD-coated series T-TINOX grades bring new levels of productivity to stainless steel turning.

Buyers Guide Companies for Coatings

Mastercut Tool Corp. 727-726-5336 http://www.mastercuttool.com
Kipp Umwelttechnik GmbH +49-521-403171 http://www.kipp-umwelttechnik.de
ICO Surface Coatings Inc. 330-225-3939 http://www.icosurfacecoatings.com
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. 614-986-2495 http://www.momentive.com
Arkema Inc. 610-205-7000 http://www.arkema-americas.com
Cryoplus Inc. 330-683-3375 http://www.cryoplus.com
RobbJack Corporation 916-645-6045 http://www.robbjack.com
Lucifer Furnaces Inc. 215-343-0411 http://www.luciferfurnaces.com
Wall Colmonoy Corp. 248-585-6400 http://www.wallcolmonoy.com
Birchwood Technologies 952-937-7931 http://www.birchwoodtechnologies.com
Walter USA LLC 800-945-5554 https://www.walter-tools.com/en-us/pages/default.aspx
CemeCon Inc. 607-562-2363 http://www.cemeconusa.com
Botek USA Inc. 630-893-5300 http://www.botekusa.com
Fischer Technology Inc. 860-683-0781 http://www.fischer-technology.com
Birchwood Technologies 952-937-7931 http://www.birchwoodtechnologies.com
Master Bond 201-343-8983 http://www.masterbond.com
Tool-Flo Mfg. Inc. 713-941-1080 http://www.toolflo.com
Radyne Corp. 414-481-8360 http://www.radyne.com
Accusharp Cutting Tools 895-644-7073 https://www.accusharp.co.in/
Accusharp Cutting Tools 020 2712 9016 https://www.accusharp.co.in/
Mueller Corp. 508-583-2800 https://muellercorp.com
Star SU LLC 847-649-1450 http://www.star-su.com
VinTech Nano Materials 479-725-8008 http://www.nanomech.com
Crystallume 408-653-1700 http://www.crystallume.com
Cryoplus Inc. 330-683-3375 http://www.cryoplus.com
Crystallume 408-653-1700 http://www.crystallume.com
Kyocera Hardcoating Technologies Ltd. 330-686-2136 http://www.kyocera-hardcoating.com
Precision Brand Products Inc. 630-969-7200 http://www.precisionbrand.com
Plasma Coatings 901-867-9911 http://www.plasmacoatings.com
Hoffmann Group USA http://www.hoffmann-group.com
Hexion Inc. 614-986-2497 http://www.hexion.com
Casso-Solar Technologies LLC 845-354-2010 http://www.cassosolartechnologies.com/
Vergason Technology Inc. 607-589-4429 http://www.vergason.com
Reiff & Nestor Co. 717-453-7113 http://www.rntap.com
Minicut Intl. Inc. 514-352-6464 http://www.minicut.com
Guhring Inc. 262-784-6730 http://www.guhring.com
Platit Inc. 847-680-5270 http://www.platitusa.com
Cortec Corp. 651-429-1100 http://www.cortecvci.com
Platit Inc. 847-680-5270 http://www.platitusa.com
Eifeler Coatings Technology 630-587-1220 https://www.eifeler.com
Sandvik Coromant Co. https://www.sandvik.coromant.com/en-us/pages/default.aspx
Oerlikon Balzers Coating USA Inc. 847-619-5541 http://www.oerlikon.com/balzers/us
Vapor Technologies 303-652-8500 https://www.vaportech.com
Dillon Chuck Jaws 937-325-8482 http://www.dillonmfg.com
New Tech Ceramics Inc. 515-868-0055 http://www.newtechceramics.com
Bonal Technologies Inc. 248-582-0900 http://www.bonal.com
Vergason Technology Inc. 607-589-4429 http://www.vergason.com
Aurora Scientific Corp. 604-207-0633 http://www.aurorascicorp.com
CemeCon Inc. 607-562-2363 http://www.cemeconusa.com
Titanium Coating Services Inc. 714-860-4229 http://www.pvdamerica.com
Ion Vacuum (IVAC) Technologies Corp. 216-662-5158 http://www.ivactech.com
Titanium Coating Services Inc. 714-860-4229 http://www.pvdamerica.com
Caplugs 716-876-9855 http://www.caplugs.com
Rene Swiss Corp. 203-879-4822 http://www.reneswiss.com
Aurora Scientific Corp. 604-207-0633 http://www.aurorascicorp.com
Advanced Coating Technologies 661-294-3836 https://actcoating.com/
Carbide Tools Mfg. Inc. 262-251-0099 http://www.carbidetools.com
Quaker Houghton 610-832-4000 http://www.quakerchem.com
Form Tool Technology 803-788-3686 http://www.formtooltech.com
Chemcoaters Inc. 219-977-1929 http://www.chemcoaters.com
Turner Tooling Co. 603-644-0387 http://www.turnertooling.com
Dayton Coating Technologies 937-278-2060 https://toolgrindcoat.com/
Precision Cutting Tools LLC 562-921-7898 http://www.pct-imc.com