Almost all products fulfil a functional purpose as well as decorative requirements. Special colours combined with a metallic feel and wear resistance are just one aspect.
In tool and mould making, coatings help to improve service life as well as corrosion and wear resistance. These coatings can also be used with plastics to reduce production costs.
The mechanical engineering sector is a major field of application for coating technology. In the food industry, everything revolves around long component life and reduction of liquid lubricants. Coating systems can replace toxic coating systems in production (hard chrome or Cr6).
In the transport sector, such as railways, ships, lorries or aircraft, the surface is the focus for extending the service life. Whether distortion or corrosion stresses, RUBIG coating solutions lead to an improved service life and thus to a more sustainable use of materials.
Coatings are used widely in medical technology. Coating systems with good biocompatibility ensure that there are no unpleasant reactions for the patient. The coating systems are also characterised by good resistance to distortion with high adhesion and can also be effective against viruses and bacteria. Low reflection is often an important criterion for surgical instruments.
The listed coating properties were deposited under ideal conditions. The characteristics of the component may vary depending on the surface condition, component size, material and other environmental conditions.
Want to perfectly match PVD coatings to your needs? Then contact us and together we will find the ideal solution for you and your products! By applying PVD coating in-house, we can also cater to special needs that fall outside the standard coating systems.
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Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) is a purely physical coating technology. By means of thermal evaporation or spattering, atoms and atom clusters are removed from a "target" which is usually metallic. The resulting metal vapour can be applied directly to a component (metallisation) or it combines with a supplied reactive gas (nitrogen or carbonaceous gases). Titanium, chromium or copper, for example, can be used as targets. In particular, the importance of copper as a biocide has been known for some time, as it is harmful to bacteria and viruses, even in small doses.
The coating thickness of this hard material layer can be adjusted between 1 nm and 5 µm and is adapted according to customer requirements. In addition to metals, ceramics, glass, plastics or textiles can also be coated.