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Achieving ultimate functionality with advanced technology.
Kobelco surface treatment solutions.
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Improved strength for tools used under high loads.
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Optimal solutions for products used in rigorous environments.
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Greater possibilities for the future of manufacturing.
Kobelco's Advanced Products & Technology Department
The Advanced Products & Technology Department mainly handles PVD technology, which is at the high end of surface treatment, and manufactures the world's largest number of PVD systems.
The products we produce for our customers have improved surface treatment to realize higher efficiency and functionality, helping increase added value. We at Kobelco provide not only the means to increase added value but also surface treatment technology to help create a brighter future with our customers. We invite you to explore the potential of our surface treatment technology.
Hardness, heat resistance, lubricity, and various other properties are required for surface treatment. We offer one-stop solutions, from proposing optimal films and process optimization using deposition technology including PVD to customization of delivery equipment and after-sales support. We provide optimal surface treatment solutions according to your needs.
Physical vapor deposition (PVD) is a high-end technology used for surface treatment. Learn about the deposition mechanism and how film with high hardness and high adhesion can be achieved, including through an easy-to-understand video.
Application Examples by Industry
- Cutting Tools
- PVD treatment is commonly used for drills, endmills, inserts, hobs, and other cutting tools to greatly improve their service life and productivity.
- The number of PVD treatment applications increases annually amid environmental regulations (improvements in fuel efficiency, exhaust gas regulations). The various applications include improving the lubricity of engine parts.
- PVD treatment is being considered for a wide range of applications such as for jet engine parts and cutting tools used for machining aircraft parts.
- Energy Infrastructure
- There are a variety of examples of PVD treatment applications including turbines of thermal power plants to help realize a better and more comfortable tomorrow.
This page provides an overview of the types of film used for surface treatment and their specific properties. In addition to the typical properties such as wear resistance and lubricity, you can also view detailed data and application examples. You can use this page to view the desired properties.
This page provides an overview of the deposition equipment developed and sold by Kobelco's Advanced Products & Technology Department. See the wide lineup of equipment and features of the various models, from small equipment for R&D to large equipment for mass production.
Contact us to request information on equipment or technology or to request sample processing, a tour of the equipment, or an estimate. We have special staff at each site and are looking forward to helping you.