IMTEX 2019: 24th to 30th January

PD2i meet you in Indian machine and Tool Exhibition, Bangalore India

PD2i the solution provider for PVD, DLC, Ta:C and Edge Preparation will present details about our new product: MpC600+hybrid & MpC 1000+hybrid for insitu hard + friction reducing coatings.

Hall 4 – Stall A152: Meet us first time in India!

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PD2i: Targeted technological PVD layers

PD2i – The fulfillment of modern requirements in machining

Targeted technological PVD layers

New article in Werkzeugtechnik WT172 – November 2018:

“As everyone knows, PVD coatings are now helping to increase the performance of machining tasks, with ever-higher limits for more advanced machining, but multi-purpose coatings are no longer capable of doing so Tool to push targeted demands further forward. “

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werkzeug Technik

First MpC 1500 delivered to China

Short before Christmas the first MpC 1500 left our factory to be installed in China.
With its dia. 650 mm x 1100 mm our Chinese customer will use it for coating molds & dies.

MpC 1500


Tooling Concepts Inc./ TCI PVD Coatings

One year of PVD in-house coatings with PD2i technologies!

Founding is company Tooling Concepts Inc. in 2009, concentrating on polishing and nitriding, Jerry Carpenter decided to increase his service portfolio by offering full service PVD in-house coatings.

In April 2015 he launched his own coating center and in June of 2016 the first PD2i technologies Duplex machine was making quality coatings.

The great success, a combination of Jerry’s experiences in cold / hot forming and die casting applications, the outstanding performance of PD2i’s DUPLEX coatings, outstanding die polish ability and very fast service lead TCI PVD Coatings to install a 2nd system only 4 months later!

DUPLEX coating is an insitu process of plasma nitriding prior to coating without interrupting the cycle. The great advantage of this system is its flexibility: 1 equipment – 2 surface treatments compared with short cycle times due to the combined process saving 1x heating and cooling phase each.

With the MpC 1000 Tooling Concepts is able to serve molds up to dia. 650 x 600 mm (25 ½ x 23 ½ inch) with a mass up to 1000 kg (2205 lb.) with a guaranteed lead times due to PD2i’s reliable technology.

Interested in more details regarding PD2i’s DUPLEX coatings? Call us or send us your request.

Big die coated with DUPLEX Form

450 lb. Muffler Die Forming 300 Series Stainless Steel Parts – coated with DUPLEX Form
Over 700,000 parts formed between stripping and recoating

Cold stamping DP 590 steel
1,300,000 parts before re-coating with Duplex Form

Mpc 500 Ta:C

PD2i Super Hard Carbon by Ta:C, the essential gain of performance

MpC 500 Ta:C


MpC 500 Ta:C offers in-house hard carbon coating solution for toolmakers

A new member perfects our strong MpC family!

The PD2i coating systems family:

PVD Arc • DUPLEX PVD • PVD PeCVD • DUPLEX DLC • Ta:C • Sputtering

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Drag finish robot

Stream and Drag Finish System for high productivity



Efficiency2– gaining productivity by robotized solutions

The PD2i stream & drag finishing family

Robotized system for shank type tools

• Single or 2 container solution for drag finish
• Stream and Drag finish for: cutting tools and tools holders.



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Grindtec 2018

GrindTec 2018: 14th to 17th March

International Trade Fair for Grinding Technology

Come to see our latest innovations:

  • Robot Equipment for Edge Preparation
  • Latest Innovations in PVD:
    • MpC 500 Ta:C
    • New Coating Units
    • New High Performance Coatings

    14 -17 March 2018 – Messe Augsburg – GERMANY
    PD2i: Hall 4 – Booth 4010

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The base for a smooth coating is a defect free etching technology

PD2i’s new High Performance Ion Etching Process: HPIES – The Perfect Precision for Etching

  • Improved etching rate
  • Enhanced homogeneity + no droplets after etching = smoother coatings
  • Etching can be adapted on tool type (e.g. inserts / drills / end mills/ hobs / Micro tools)
  • Outstanding coating adhesion and a perceptibly positive impact on tool performance, service life and reproducibility
  • Lower impact on substrate material (e.g. better temperature control)
  • Preservation of well-prepared cutting edge
  • Improved cleaning / etching effect in chip flute

– Strong etching
– No droplets
Magnification 1200 x

– Less etching effect
– Droplets
Magnification 1200 x

Grindtec 2016

We are in Grindtec 2016: 16. – 19. März

Messe Augsburg – GERMANY- Halle 4 – Stand 4010


San Diego

We are in 43rd ICMCTF, in San Diego, USA: 25 – 29 April, 2016

International Conference on Metallurgical Coating and Thin Film