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Ion Etching System

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Technical Information

What is Ion Etching System ?

Ion Etching is one of the longtime existing techniques of physical cutting by bombarding an object with ionized atom.
Using our own techniques, ShinMaywa has developed a de-coating system for cutting tools, dies and other parts.
De-coating means removing coatings from a substrate and makes it possible for the substrate to reuse.

Ion Etching System

Ion Etching System

There is a de-coating method using chemical but it may cause damages to a substrate and uses different chemical liquids depending on coating types.
When using hard metal alloy as a substrate, its component, cobalt is melted by chemical and the surface gets damaged, therefore it is considered to be difficult to reuse.

ShinMaywa's Ion Etching system uses a useful de-coating method replacing with using chemical methods.
Our system irradiates ions under dry environment, there is no cobalt (Co) elution and the damage to the surface of the substrate can be minimized.
Not only for "de-coating" but it can be also used for "de-burring" and "sharpening of edges".

Ion Etching System

Ion Etching System


Reuse of substrates by de-coating leads to cost reduction for manufacturing as well as materials.
For those who have a coating system, it can be also used for recovery of coat-defective parts.

ShinMaywa's Ion Etching System

Small-sized models are added to ShinMaywa's Ion Etching line-up since 2016.
It is downsized and effective for small scale of production and can be used for various types.
As for our standard IE series, maximum processing quantity is 36 pieces on the basis of tool 12mm in diameter.
On the other hand, maximum processing quantity by our new CIE series is 12 pieces with the same standard.
We offer the best system considering customers' specific needs.

Characteristics of DLC coating and System specifications

System specifications
Series IE series cIE series
Size W 2,300mm W 900mm
D 1,400mm D 1,200mm
H 2,350mm H 1,700mm
Weight Approx. 1,600kg Approx. 700kg
Gas Ar, O2 Ar, O2
Ion guns 4, 6, 8 sources 3, 5 sources
Max elec. consumption 19-31kVA 9-12kVA
De-coating object (coating)
Carbon Diamond (PCD), DLC
Nitriding TiN, TiAlN, AlN, AlCrN, TiCrN, CrN etc.
Metal Si, Cr etc.

Application Examples

  • Coated carbide tools
  • De-coating is possible without damaging carbide substrates.
  • It keeps shape and sharp edges after de-coating.
  • Not only carbide but also it is applicable for other substrates.
Example of Ion Etching System

Sample processing time:2.5 hrs (Vacuum drawing is not included.)
Coating type:AlCrN

Keeping sharp edges!
Possible to reuse carbide products.


Ion Etching System Catalog[PDF/2.6MB]

Product Inquiries

ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd.
Particle Beam Department, Industrial Machinery Systems Division1-1 Shinmeiwa-cho, Takarazuka, Hyogo 665-0052, Japan
Phone: +81-798-54-1880Fax: +81-798-54-1805