Hard coating center

Jožef Stefan Institute
Department of Thin Films and Surfaces
Hard Coatings Center
address: Ljubljanska 80/I, SI-1230 Domžale, Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 729 8940
Fax: +386 1 729 8942
e-mail: tomaz.sirnik@ijs.si

The Hard Coatings Center is part of the Department of Thin Films and Surfaces at the Jožef Stefan Institute. We are protecting the tools with hard protective coatings for industrial partners. Using several deposition systems we offer different ceramic PVD hard coatings: TiN, CrN, TiAlN, AlTiN, TiAlSiN and aCN, on special request also other coatings. They can be deposited at high (450 °C) or low temperature (200 °C) on substrates made of hard metal or various tool steels. Maximum tool diameter is 400 mm, and maximum height 400 mm. The hard coatings substantially decrease the tool wear, friction and sticking of the workpiece material. Therefore the tool lifetime increases several times.