Coating forming tools correctly – with PLATIT

With the PVD units specially developed for these applications, you can coat forming tools to achieve long service lives and particularly smooth surfaces.

The deposited coatings achieve an extra-smooth, low-friction surface that provides a perfect reproduction of the desired shape and surface texture. The special hardness avoids rapid wear of the tool coating and thus extends the possible operating time. 

Especially suitable for forming tools is our PL1011 G4 coating unit with plasma-nitriding function. This has a thermochemical plasma-nitriding process integrated into the physical vapor deposition process. After loading, a high vacuum is first generated, and the chamber heated. Subsequently, the substrates are nitrided, PLATIT's patented etching process is started and only then the suitable PVD coating is deposited. 

The plasma-nitriding creates a higher surface hardness of the substrate under the PVD coating and thus ensures an even transition from the relatively soft substrate to the very hard PVD coating.


  • Better adhesion of the coating
  • Increased surface hardness of the substrate
  • Improved wear resistance and dimensional stability of the nitrided substrate
  • Longer service life of molds and dies and thus lower tool costs

Longer tool life and higher tool efficiency for fineblanking

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FeinAl set the market standard for PVD coatings of fineblanking tools over many years through its dedicated coating design and seamless integration in a process chain of customized pre- and post-treatment steps.
Based on the proven concept of FeinAl and by adding several years of continuous development, the partner companies Blösch, Feintool and PLATIT announce the next level of coatings for fineblanking applications: FeinAl Plus

Numerous innovations lead to the unmatched tool performance of FeinAl Plus:
- Dedicated AlCr multilayer creating a tough and flexible coating structure
- Selective doping with boron, simultaneously reducing internal stress and increasing hardness
- Improved crack resistance and thus less chip welding inside the cracks
- Specialized edge rounding processes and post-polishing steps tailored to the substrate material, tool geometry, and coating design