This symposium is jointly organized by ICMCTF (AVS/ASED) and the Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) and will focus on applied research related to industrial manufacturing and application aspects of various surface engineering and coating technologies. Topics include recent advancements in surface engineering equipment and the application of PVD/CVD deposition technologies for coatings and thin films in automotive, aerospace, component and tooling/cutting applications. Also of particular interest are surface treatments before and after the coating processes to enhance the performance of engineered surfaces, hybrid/duplex coating techniques, innovations in manufacturing practices, and cooperation between industry, research organizations, and academia to advance surface engineering applications.
G1: Advances in Application Driven Research: New Methods, Materials, and Equipment for PVD, CVD, and PECVD Processes
The scope of this session is on the research results produced in cooperation between industry, research laboratories, and academia. One focus should be on companies that can present current status and achievements, as well as to address future development trends. Academic institutions are highly encouraged to present results of background research or contributions aimed at the development of tailored solutions to meet the industrial demands of thin film and hard coatings applications.
G1. Invited Speakers:
- Yaron Shenhav, SolCold, Israel, “New Sun Light Cooling Mechanisms In Film Formed Systems”
G2: Surface Modification of Components in Automotive, Aerospace, and Manufacturing Applications
This session will cover application-oriented research and development on surface engineered products and technologies. Topics include surface modified or coated products/components in tribology, corrosion, high temperature, optical, magnetic, and allied technologies. The focus is also on novel substrate preparation and pre-treatment methods: nitriding, carburizing, boriding, or oxidation pre-treatments; intermediate etching treatment and interlayer design during the coating processes. The innovative technologies such as coating post-treatments, including laser, electron beam, annealing, ion implantation or mechanical/chemical/optical techniques, and integrated and/or novel treatments and process combinations are also of interest. The main criteria are that the surface engineering/coatings should be applied to semi/end products to enable/improve desired physical/chemical properties. The components used in automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, land-based and aero turbines, mining, oil drilling and fracking, construction machinery, sporting goods and farming equipment are of primary interest in this session. Papers dealing with aspects relating to properties, processes, performance, equipment, and industrial applications for such treatments are all welcome.
G2. Invited Speakers:
- Miha Cekada, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
G3: Innovative Surface Engineering for Advanced Cutting and Forming Tool Applications
The requirements of manufacturing industries and recent innovative developments in coatings and surface engineering processes for advanced tooling applications are the focus of this session. Such applications include but are not limited to high-demanding sheet or bulk metal forming, plastics processing, die-casting as well as cutting operations of steel, cast iron, and difficult-to-cut materials like high-temperature alloys or CFRP. Novelties related to the use of coating technologies like PVD arc, sputtering, HIPIMS, hybrid, electron beam as well as PECVD and CVD for application-oriented design of different coating materials, architectures and properties are welcome. Insights into the combined effect of tool geometry and adapted coatings are also the focus of the present session. Furthermore, contributions highlighting the interaction of the coatings designed for cutting and forming applications with the ambient atmosphere and/or the counterpart materials including metallic alloys and polymers are within the focus of this session.
G3. Invited Speakers:
- Christoph Czettl, CERATIZIT Austria Gesellschaft m.b.H.. Austria, “Cutting Tool Coatings”
- Martin Heß, FRITZ STEPPER GMBH & CO.KG, Germany, “Wear Protection of Stamping Tools”
G4: Hybrid Systems, Processes, and Coatings
This session focuses on novel methods that employ combinations of several processes and systems during film deposition. Hybrid systems can combine different ionization sources, like lasers, hot filaments, hollow cathodes, electron- or ion-guns, etc. with conventional magnetrons or arc evaporators, to provide increased ionization, and additional heating of the substrate, or to change the distribution of plasma density in the reactor. Hybrid systems can also combine different gas pressures, including atmospheric plasma activation, can use pulsed gas inflows synchronized with pulsed power, pulsed biasing, etc. Hybrid processes can integrate different mechanisms of production of species for film deposition, for example, PVD with PE CVD. Contributions on organic-inorganic hybrid coatings and hybrid processes both at reduced and atmospheric pressures are also solicited.
G4. Invited Speakers:
- Harm Knoops, Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology, Netherlands, “Plasma-enhanced ALD”