Tool Coating

Mustang Vacuum Systems manufactures a range of Tribological PVD Tool Coating Systems that can be customized to meet specific needs, with exceptional throughput and excellent repeatability. These may be equipped with multiple high rate, magnetically enhanced unbalanced magnetron sputter, HIPIMS or steered cathodic arc evaporation cathode arrangements for deposition and linear ion sources for substrate etch.


In addition to Outstanding Equipment, Mustang offers Tool Coating Services.

Mustang’s SP4™ Extreme Wear Coating technology combines High wear resistance, Lubricity and film Toughness to provide for longer component life.  Heat/Cold/Pressure resistant, scale resistant and erosion resistance combine to allow extended performance in the harshest environments. Learn more about SP4

Let us do the coating, or we can help you develop the coating you need with our PVD Tool Coating Systems.  Process parameter, recipe handling and equipment control is undertaken by a fully integrated and reliable PLC / PC system with touch screen and remote access capability. Standard systems comprise multiple mass flow controllers which can be configured on the system to allow deposition in the controlled presence of a range of pre-selectable reactive and inert working gases including Nitrogen, various hydrocarbons, Oxygen / Air and Argon. Substrate temperature is selectable via radiant heating with thermocouple feedback control typically in the range 200°C up to maximum 600°C allowing deposition on temperature sensitive steel components as well as cemented carbides. Vacuum pumping options typically include diffusion or turbo-molecular systems with polycold units to increase pump-down speed in combination with rotary and roots blowers. The use of a 3-fold planetary rotation turntable aids coating uniformity while coating structure control and densification is achieved using D.C or A.C voltage biasing as standard.

Industrial scale turn-key recipes can be made available to customers for the following standard monolithic structured tool coatings:



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