Cutting Tools

Coating Services

ACT offers you the ideal coating for your cutting tools and we ensure quality when it comes to our coatings. We provide a variety of coating services including Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) and Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coatings. Many of our DLC and PVD coatings can significantly enhance the quality, durability, and performance of your cutting tools. Our team can develop exclusive coatings that can exceed your and your customers expectations. ACT has more than a decade of experience coating cutting tools and our team offers a 24/48 hour fast turnaround with our delivery system.

Our entire production process is designed to improve the quality of your tools & parts and can be flexibly adapted to your requirements. ACT offers ideal coating technologies that allow for the best surface coverage by improving the hardness & resistance to oxidation along with wear & tear. Our extensive in-house testing capabilities creates a consistent and quality finish throughout the process.

Coating Advantages

Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD), Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coatings, and other advanced coatings can provide your cutting tools with the following advantages:
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Improves hardness and strength of components
Reduces friction and increased productivity
Enhances protection from corrosion, wear, and oxidation resistance
Reduces edge build-up on cutting tools
Prevents premature cutting edge chipping
Increases quality and performance
Extends tool lifespan

Recommended Coatings for Cutting Tools

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The hardness of the coatings allows for the reduction of lubrication, heat conduction, and protection from wear. ACT coatings save overall machining costs by increasing the efficiency of your tools and parts allowing for higher cutting speeds and feed. Your productivity will increase as you will spend less time on tool changes as a result of the extended tool life.
We provide a variety of coatings for cutting tools and these coatings come in an assortment of color options.


Advanced Coating Technologies (ACT) is one of the largest coating providers on the West Coast. ACT provides a state of the art facility, high-end equipment, and an experienced team that you can count on. We are SoCal’s premier service provider of surface coating technologies for more than a decade.
ACT has long history developing hard coatings to help increase the wear resistivity of cutting tools. Our coatings use advanced technology and processes that enhance the properties and performance of your tools. Our goal is to offer you quality services and advanced coating solutions. ACT offers 20+ coating options, which includes custom coatings that are tailored for your cutting tool needs.

Why Advanced Coating Technologies

PVD and DLC Coating Capabilities
Extensive Material and Coating Testing
Industry-Leading Research and Development Team
Ph.D. Scientist on staff
ISO 9001 & AS9100 Certified
Enhanced Quality Control & Quick Turnaround
Our experience and technology in PVD and DLC as well as other coating applications can help to deliver an even and consistent surface that provides many advantages to your cutting tools.

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