Close up  the spiral bevel gear part and the lathe tool in the light blue scene.


The coating that redefines the service life for gear cutting tool applications

When it comes to hobbing operations, as well as high-speed milling and drilling across a broad spectrum of materials, wear problems are among the most common challenges faced by manufacturers and end users. The innovative SUBLIME® PVD Coating has been specifically engineered to combat these issues head-on. By employing advanced materials science and precision engineering, SUBLIME® effectively mitigates wear and tear, ensuring tool life increase and optimal performance even in the most demanding machining environments. From reducing friction and heat generation during hobbing operations to enhancing tool durability and fighting wear on the cutting edge during high-speed milling and drilling, SUBLIME® stands as the ultimate solution for tackling abrasion, adhesion, fracture, edge wear and thermal wear across diverse manufacturing applications. Trust in SUBLIME® to elevate your machining processes to new levels of efficiency and reliability.

Coating Advantages

  • Demonstrated up to 130% longer service life in benchmark tests compared to chemically similar coating alternatives like AlTiN and AlCrN.
  • Particularly effective for machining harder materials due to its robust thermal stability.
  • Enables higher cutting speeds, translating to enhanced efficiency and increased productivity with shorter cycle times.
  • Delivers exceptional performance in dry machining applications, including gear hobs, shapers, stick blades, and skive tooling, ensuring precision and consistency throughout operations.


  • Dry machining hobbing and toothing
  • Wet machining hobbing and toothing
  • High-Speed milling
  • Drilling

Technical Information


Hardness: 3,300 ± 200 HV
Coating thickness 2.0 – 4.0 ± 1.0 μm
Maximum operation temperature: 1,100 °C / 2,012 °F
Coeff. of friction against steel: 0.7 – 0.8
Roughness on polished surfaces: 0.07 μm
Color: Grey


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