Hard material and wear-protection layers
There is a substantial economic significance in the possibility of controlled production
of surface properties.
In our days, the modern thin film technology is able to combine extreme surface properties
of thin coatings with nearly each material.
High tenacity and at the same time high hardness can be combined by using the new
generation of hard surface coatings.
All these surfaces can be covered with ceramic or metallic films.
- cutting tools
- medical products (implants, surgical instruments etc.)
- forming tools for cold and warm shaping
- forming tools and spraying nozzles for plastics
- plastics and foils for electronical applications
- fibers for composite materials
- glasses and ceramics
- micro bulk material, ceramics and crystal powders
- sliding/bearing rings etc.
The excellent properties of the different coating systems, like extreme hardness, low
friction, biocompatibility, corrosion resistance, food compatibility, acid resistance etc.
can be combined and optimized regarding your special application.
Thin hard coatings are more than twice as hard like high speed steel. The usage of these
materials leads compared with conventionally used materials to a clearly smaller wear and
thus to substantially longer lifetimes.
For tribological problems the friction value is very important
A favorable combination of hardness and friction behavior leads to a
clearly improved protection of a surface from wear
Pure, dense metal coatings
hard material and wear-protection layers
low temperature coating