Coating of deep rolled and hammer peened deep drawing tools
Mechanical surface treatments like machine hammer peening and deep rolling can substitute an essential part of the manual polishing time in the conventional process chain of die and mold production. However, the increasing use of high strength steels in the automotive industry and the associated wear of deep drawing tools require further wear-protection methods. In this context it is still unknown if hammer peened and deep rolled surfaces can ensure a sufficient adhesive strength of a coating. Therefore, in the present work different coatings are applied on hammer peened and deep rolled surfaces. Finally, the wear behavior is examined in the strip drawing test. The evaluation of the experimental results proves the potential for an industrial application of the mechanically treated and coated tools.