This year, the 4th Conference of HIPIMS took place from 10th – 13th June 2013 in Brunswick; for this occasion, about 150 researchers, scientists and engineers from industry, research laboratories and development met to discuss scientific aspects as well as application oriented research and development according to HIPIMS, and the characterization of plasma and coatings.
Current research- and development-results were presented by top-ranked experts from different countries in more than 60 lectures. Furthermore the results from the working groups were presented on Thursday. The conference got emphasized by the suitable atmosphere of the city hall and the historical ambience of the Dornse.
The method of High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS) is used for producing high plasma densities by high-energy impulses. Those impulses are causing a power, which is placed in Megawatt-range. With this method you can produce layers and coatings with high densities, which is very important for the industry, especially for the Automobile-, Tool- and Display-Industry.