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Project ID: G1RD-CT-2000-00370
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH
Country: Italy

Development of innovative ultra hard PVD coatings with high reflective and high wear resistance specific for turn-milling, laser assisted turning on hardened steel and ultra precision machining

The application of the results of this project is to develop dry machining operations of different difficult to-cut metallic materials with innovative PVD coatings specific for turn-milling and ultra precision machining.

The present research project has a very high degree of scientific novelty and a high degree of technological innovation. The medium-sized company Genta is developing such innovative PVD coatings and the necessary coating technology appropriate for these materials on an industrial scale for cutting applications and the first results are already available.

The generic nature of the design concept will allow us to develop a new class of materials with high hardness combined with a high toughness, oxidation resistance and chemical inertness towards the materials to be machined (various metallic alloys, wood etc.). This will be possible because of the large variety of materials which can be combined together in order to tailor the desired properties. The presently most promising materials include the TiCN, TiAlN, MoS2 multilayer coatings; other transition metal nitrides instead of TiN (e. g. CrN), carbides and others.

Reported by

T.T. Ferioli & Gianotti SpA, Genta Platit
V.E.Fermi 1
10040 Caselette (TO)
Italy
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