MACHINING & CUTTING
TOOLS Inserts | Drills | End Drills | Hobs | Broaches | Reamers | Saw Blades
Common failures of cutting tools vary: they range from gradual wear due to a crater, flank wear, excessive cutting forces, plastic deformation, mechanical breakage, edge wear and edge build up.
PVD coating is one way to extend the life of cutting tools by eliminating the problems listed above.
For your reference, below is a table that shows various coatings for specific applications.