Welcome to Hardcoating Technologies Europe Limited (KHTE). httpWe produce a range of high performance PVD (Physical vapor deposition) coatings for cutting tools, punches, forming tools, wear parts and mould components. Today’s leading companies use PVD coatings to achieve dramatic gains in productivity.
KHTE was initially established in Europe to supply PVD coating to the solid carbide rotary cutting tool industry. Since 2013, we have been supplying PVD and HiPIMS (High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering) PVD coatings to tool manufacturers in the UK and Europe.
Today, we supply Aluminum Titanium Nitride (AlTiN), Titanium Diboride (TiB2) and HiPIMS coatings (HiPulse Power and HiPulse Hard) for the best cutting performance in demanding applications throughout various industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical and motorsports. We can also supply the latest diamond coatings for specialist applications. Our coatings increase surface hardness and heat resistance while reducing built-up edge, galling and fracture. These characteristics allow for faster machining times and longer service life.
KHTE understands our customers’ needs and demand for quick turnaround. Our service is dedicated to the quickest turnaround times possible, typically within 48 hours for AlTiN coatings, as well as providing a van delivery service. In addition, KHTE is uniquely experienced with the delicate handling techniques required for brittle tool materials such as tungsten carbide.
Almost any metal wear part can benefit from PVD coatings. All our coatings are prepared by experienced operators with proprietary techniques utilizing the latest advances in computerized process control technology.