It's not possible to imagine modern manufacturing without plasma surface technology. Higher quality- and production requirements as well as new materials require high performance tools and constant development of high performance surfaces for machining. By means of surface treatment and coating life times of cutting and forming tools increases, deposits can be avoided and auto-lubrication effects are obtained.
To this range of topics the INPLAS working group »tool coatings« was created. The attendees determine tasks, which are worked on at the Community level. In addition to cite some examples:
The Kick-off-meeting was on march 26th 2009 in Berlin.
For further questions please contact:
Dipl.-Ing. Hanno Paschke
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST
Location Dortmund (Dortmund Surface Technology Center DOC)
Bienroder Weg 54 E l 38108 Braunschweig l Germany
phone: +49 231 844-5453