17/05/2023 – Advertorial

Enhancing Performance and Longevity: The Power of Coating in Spring Machine Tools

In the ever-evolving landscape of industrial machining, the quest for improved performance, extended tool life, and enhanced productivity is a never-ending pursuit.


Spring Machine Tools coated for feeding roller wire guide and cutter © Simco


Coated Coiling Tools against wear and friction © Simco


As a provider of spring machine equipment, SIMCO understands the significance of equipping your customers with the best tools for their applications. One such advancement that has revolutionized the tooling industry is the application of advanced coatings. In this article, we will explore the world of tool coatings, their diverse applications, and delve deeper into the remarkable benefits of EP Tools for spring machine.

Tool coatings have emerged as a game-changer in machining operations across numerous industries. These coatings serve as a protective barrier, safeguarding cutting tools against wear, friction, and chemical reactions. By extending tool life, reducing downtime, and improving productivity, coatings have become an indispensable part of modern machining processes, and Tool coating is an important key to improving a tool’s life time. Choosing the right tool coating to match the different cutting conditions and methods can help extend tool life, and optimize production process.

The coating provides the tool with strong protection, acid resistance, oxidation resistance, and wear resistance. The coating can improve the surface hardness and thermal stability of the tool, and reduce friction during cutting, allowing for increased cutting speeds, thereby increasing the and tool’s lifetime and processing efficiency.

Choosing the right tool coating is crucial for achieving optimal performance and extending the tool's lifespan. The selection process depends on several factors, such as the type of material being machined, cutting conditions, desired tool life, and the specific requirements of the machining operation.

Tool coatings find their application in a wide range of machining operations, including turning, milling, drilling, threading, reaming, and the machining of composite materials, dies, molds, and medical components. These coatings offer advantages such as increased tool life, enhanced cutting speeds, improved surface finish, reduced cutting forces, heat resistance, chemical resistance, and extended tool versatility.

Among the various coating technologies available, EP Tool has gained significant prominence for its exceptional performance characteristics. EP Tool involves the deposition of a thin film onto the surface of the tool through a vacuum process. This process creates a highly adherent and wear-resistant coating that enhances the durability and performance of the tool.

The Benefits of EP Tool for Spring Machine:

1. Enhanced Wear Resistance: EP Tool exhibit remarkable hardness, making them highly resistant to abrasive wear. This attribute is particularly crucial for spring machine knives that encounter continuous contact with the workpiece during the cutting process. The EP Tools acts as a shield, reducing wear and prolonging the life of the knives.

2. Reduced Friction and Heat Generation: EP Tools possess a low coefficient of friction, reducing the frictional forces between the knife and the workpiece. This not only minimizes heat generation but also prevents the accumulation of chips and debris on the cutting edge, resulting in improved chip evacuation and preventing premature failure of the knives.

3. Improved Surface Finish: Spring machine knives with EP Tools deliver exceptional surface finishes. The reduced friction and wear ensure precise and smooth cuts, which are vital in spring manufacturing, where high precision and consistency are paramount.

4. Chemical Resistance: EP Tools offer excellent chemical resistance, protecting the knives from the corrosive effects of chemicals and coolants commonly used in machining operations. This resistance ensures that the knives maintain their performance and integrity even in challenging environments.

5. Versatility and Cost-effectiveness: EP Tools can be tailored to suit specific applications and materials, making them highly versatile. Moreover, the prolonged tool life provided by EP Tools spring machine reduces tool change frequency, minimizing downtime and resulting in cost savings for your customers.

SIMCO provide top-of-the-line tools for spring machine applications, the integration of EP Tool technology in the manufacturing of knives opens new doors of opportunity. The wear resistance, reduced friction, improved surface finish, chemical resistance, and overall performance enhancement offered by EP Tool spring machine are key factors that will empower your customers to achieve greater efficiency and productivity. Embracing the power of EP Tools ensures that your company remains at the forefront of the industry, offering cutting-edge solutions for the evolving demands of spring manufacturing.

By partnering with the right coating, SIMCO is your best choice.

Contact Information

Taiwan Simco Company

6F.-1, No.27, Ln. 61, Sec. 1, Guangfu Rd.,

Sanchong Dist., New Taipei City 24158, Taiwan

Tel.: +886-2-29954088



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