Protective coatings for abrasion and wear
Functional coatings are used on tools or components for purposes such as reducing adhesion and friction or protecting against abrasion and wear. Hard coatings that can be deposited by PVD and CVD processes are metal nitrides and carbides as well as amorphous carbon films (DLC or Diamond-Like Carbon). FHR Anlagenbau has a special reactive sputtering system available for components with three-dimensional shapes.
Typical hard coatings
- Titanium nitride (TiN)
- Titanium oxynitride (TiOxNx)
- Titanium aluminium nitride (TiAlN)
- Chromium nitride (CrN)