PVD Coatings

Ultracut designed and developed the ULTRA 600 PVD coating plant over a 9 year period with one single goal in mind “Advanced Superior Coatings”.

This machine and the process is designed to be fully computer controlled which essentially means greater consistency, more precise, ultra hard and fine quality coatings.

The ULTRA 600 uses a Filtered Cathodic Arc Physical Vapor Deposition (FCAPVD) process which produces coatings that are extremely smooth, wear resistant, anti corrosive and ultra hard.

Our team of highly skilled staff not only excel at PVD coatings and cutting tool design, they are also instrumental in the research and development of these technologies ensuring the customer gets the best coating available.

Ultracut standard coatings include:


General purpose coating, TiN can be used in most applications such as drilling, cutting, forming, machining of carbon steels, cast iron & aluminium.


Harder than TiN and is ideal for interrupted cutting, stamping and forming of steels, cast iron, titanium and aluminium with more than 10% silicon content.


Extremely versatile coating with many uses, suitable for hardened steels up to 70HRC including cast irons, stainless steel, titanium, HSC machining and dry machining.


Similar to ALTiN but slightly less brittle and more ductile making it better for roughing and interrupted cutting, ideally used for machining steels up to 48HRC, and is highly suitable for wet or dry machining as well as high speed machining.


For machining titanium, cast irons and other non ferrous materials such as aluminum, copper and brass.


For difficult to machine copper and titanium, CrN has exceptional anti corrosive and anti sticking properties.