All Processes

Select a process below for more information about it. More information can include photographs, diagrams, statistics, bulletins, etc.

TDX The long-recognized industry standard for high-pressure stamping and metal-forming applications. The combination of a hot-process metallurgical bond with a super-hard layer of carbide has made TDX the choice coating for difficult applications, including stainless steel, HSLA, thick material, and draw-die applications with high material flow.

PVD Handles critical dimensions and tolerances with ease. With appropriate substrate selection and proper heat treatment, PVD can be applied virtually free of distortion and metallurgical size change. Tool Dynamics offers a variety of coating materials, including Duplex layers. The low risk of dimensional movement and distortion allows PVD to provide excellent wear-resistance and increased tool-life on numerous metal-forming applications.

TDX Supreme Customizeable Excellence. The combination of a super-hard base layer of TDX and a PVD top layer offered for this process will give you the ultimate performer in thin film coatings for your specific application.

Chrome The chrome coating protects tooling from wear and failure and can be used when an economical approach to prolonging tool-life is required. Chrome plating is applied at a low temperature, allowing even large details to remain dimensionally stable.

Nitriding Nitriding is a surface-modification process, rather than a coating process, and can be used to increase surface hardness and prolong the life of tooling as an economical alternative to thin film coating. Nitriding is applied at various case depths depending on the application.

Heat Treating Proper heat treatment lays the foundation for long lifespan in various tool steels and is a critical factor in the successful application of thin film coatings. Tool Dynamics has the knowledge and experience necessary to keep track of each situation's many variables, allowing us to consistently provide the proper heat treat procedure for each particular application.

Back to Top