The global trend in automotive engineering of the future is lightweight design: improving fuel economy while maintaining strength for passenger safety. This drives the use of demanding workpiece materials such as ultra-high strength steels (UHSS) or high strength aluminum. It also increases demand for advanced manufacturing techniques such as press hardening. But even outside lightweight design, automotive is a complex industry which includes:
- Many different components in the powertrain, suspension and body, such as sheet metal parts for doors, fenders, roof and hood and structural parts such as A and B pillars
- Many substrate materials – different steel grades, from low-alloy steels to advanced high-strength steels (AHSS), as well as non-ferrous metals such as magnesium and aluminum alloys
- Various forming and molding technologies, including stamping, trimming, piercing, blanking, as well as hot forging, die casting and extrusion
This complexity requires excellent frictional and wear behavior and corrosion resistance of coated forming and molding tools. With our coatings, Ionbond helps ensure high productivity, maximum availability and excellent product quality with minimized scrap rates.
As the surface engineers at Ionbond, we developed coating solutions for every automotive forming and molding application. Together, let’s find the coating solution to drive success.
Find out more about our solutions for automotive forming applications
Download the factsheets for our premium coatings on https://www.ionbond.com/coating-services/forming-molding-tools/coating-portfolio/:
Ionbond™ 35 for aluminum high pressure die casting
Ionbond™ 90 for cold forming steel
Ionbond™ 95 for hot forging steel
Ionbond™ 42 for trimming aluminum
Tetrabond™ for trimming aluminum