ICO Surface Coatings has appointed Al Brooker as sales manager. He has sold PVD coatings for over 25 years in all major markets including cutting tools, automotive tier 1 and 2 suppliers, aerospace, plastics, and die and mold industries. He has an extensive background with TiN, AlTin, TiCN, DLC, SiN, and diamond coatings, and he has engineered solutions to save manufacturing costs and premature wear on customers’ tooling. For gear manufacturers Brooker developed special fixturing that eliminates the need to strip carbide from the tools before recoating. He also has setup recoating programs for large international customers. “With Al on board we can expand our customer services and offer high quality PVD coating solutions to a larger group of customers,” according to Richard Otter, vice president of sales.
ICO Surface Coatings offers PVD coating and re-coating services for all types of new and used tools and wear parts. Equipped with state of the art coating chambers and carrousels, ICO offers both standard and special surface treatments. Standard coatings are CrN, TiN, TiCN, AlTiN-ML, AlTiN-XL, AlTiCrN, and TiAlCN Phoenix. Special and tool-specific coatings can be individually tailored to specific customer requirements. Coating chambers can handle part sizes up to 1,000 mm OD x 700mm. More information is available at [www.icosurfacecoatings.com].