Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining the reactive gas consumption in a coating process using plasma, comprising the following steps: a) admitting reactive gas into a coating chamber, wherein the corresponding reactive gas flow is measured and, at the same time, the partial pressure prevailing in the coating chamber is measured, without igniting a plasma; b) admitting reactive gas into a coating chamber, wherein the corresponding reactive gas flow is measured and, at the same time, the partial pressure prevailing in the coating chamber is measured, wherein a plasma is ignited.
Abstract: A workpiece having a coating which has at least one TiB2 layer, characterized in that the TiB2 layers have a texture, in the XRD-spectrum, which leads to significant peaks which display a pronounced (002) orientation. The invention also relates to a method for producing said type of workpiece with a coating.
Abstract: A multilayer hard film-coated cutting tool including a cutting tool body and a multilayer hard film formed on a surface of the cutting tool body, wherein the multilayer hard film comprises at least an upper layer and a lower layer; the upper layer is made of a Ti and Si compound layer; the lower layer is made of a multi-layered film of an A-layer and a B-layer, a layer thickness of the B-layer is equal to or thicker than a layer thickness of the A-layer, a ratio of the layer thicknesses of the A-layer and the B-layer being A-layer:B-layer=1:1 to 1:2, the multilayer hard films having 2 to 8 pairs of the A-layer and the B-layer in a case where a single pair is defined by a combination of a single A-layer and a single B-layer.
Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing layers consisting of ternary and higher oxides of metallic and semi-metallic components, wherein the formation temperature of these oxides can be determined essentially through the composition of the binary (or higher) alloy targets (based on the phase diagram).
Abstract: The present invention relates to a component comprising a surface coated with a coating comprising a MoxCryN layer, where x and y correspond to the coefficients of Mo content and Cr content in atomic percentage, respectively, when only Mp and Cr are considered, and so x+y is considered to be 100 at %.
Abstract: A method for producing a component with a predetermined gloss level, including the steps of: preparing a component with a metallic surface; producing a matte/glossy mixture by mixing glossy paint and matte paint in a predetermined mixing ratio; applying the matte/glossy mixture to the metallic surface of the component; and cross-linking the matte/glossy mixture.
Abstract: The invention relates to an arc deposition device, comprising a cathode, an anode, as well as a voltage source for putting the anode at positive potential relative to the cathode. The device also comprises magnetic elements, which cause a magnetic field over the cathode surface, wherein the anode is arranged in the vicinity of the cathode in such a way that the magnetic field lines exiting from the cathode surface hit the anode.
Abstract: A system for the radiation treatment of substrates, which includes at least one radiation source above the substrate holders in a chamber, which holders are to be equipped with substrates that are to be treated, and the chamber has means for maintaining a gas flow in the chamber, having at least one gas inlet and at least one gas outlet, characterized in that the at least one gas inlet is situated in the vicinity of the substrate holders so that gas flowing in by means of the at least one gas inlet first flows around the substrate holders before either exiting the chamber directly via the gas outlet or exiting after flowing around the at least one radiation source.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a decorative part, comprising an electroplated layer array applied to a plastic substrate. On the electroplated layer array, a PVD layer array having an adhesive layer, a mixed layer and a color-providing cover layer is provided, wherein the mixed layer provides for durability, in particular corrosion protection, and the necessary hardness of the surface.
Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic proximity sensor having a decorative surface, characterized in that the decorative surface comprises a semiconductor layer, the thickness of which is between 10 nm and 100 nm. This coating imparts a desired metallic appearance to the proximity sensor, without the property thereof as a proximity sensor being lost.
Abstract: A chromium-based oxidation protection layer for substrates that are subjected to high temperatures in which the layer includes a chromium-containing layer system that has a base layer and a functional layer, the base layer is situated between the substrate and the functional layer, the base layer contains at least mostly chromium nitride, and the functional layer contains chromium oxide. According to certain embodiments, the chromium-containing layer system has a functional layer having a multilayer structure that includes alters deposited individual layers A and B, the composition of the individual layers A differs from the composition of the individual layers B, the individual layers A contain at least mostly aluminum chromium nitride or chromium nitride, and the individual layers B contain at least mostly aluminum chromium oxide or chromium oxide or aluminum chromium oxynitride or chromium oxynitride.
Abstract: An in-situ process-monitoring device for measuring a curing state of components coated with a UV-curable lacquer. The device includes at least one radiation source for curing the lacquer, as well as at least one signal source and at least one spectrometer for measuring radiation of the signal source reflected from the components, in order to determine the curing state. The measuring is carried out in a contactless manner, and the at least one signal source for the measuring is identical to the at least one radiation source for the curing.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical product, comprising an antibacterial hard material coating, which is applied to a main body and which comprises biocide. Said hard material coating includes at least one inner layer and one outer layer, wherein the biocide concentration in the outer layer is substantially constant and greater than the biocide concentration in the inner layer and the biocide concentration in the inner layer is greater than or equal to 0.2 at %.
Abstract: A coating and a method for the production thereof. The coating includes at least one Mo—N-based layer of hard material which at least predominantly contains the hexagonal phase of the molybdenum nitride ?-MoN. The intensity ratio of the two peaks (?-MoN 220)/(?-MoN 200) are ?3, preferably ?10, especially preferably ?30.
Abstract: A power distributor that is capable of distributing the high power from a DC generator to more than two targets sequentially and without the power output of the DC generator being interrupted. Furthermore, the invention relates to a sputter source that includes the power generator described above.
Abstract: A holder for securing at least one rod-shaped substrate body having a variable cross-section along the substrate body has a substrate body region BQ1 comprising a surface to be treated. The holder comprises at least one perforated wall as the front wall, the wall having at least one opening, and also comprises a support element and a retaining element. The support element is constructed and/or secured in the opening in such a way that at least part of the substrate body can be arranged longitudinally and obliquely in the support element and the retaining element is constructed and/or secured in the opening in such a way that the retaining element can retain the substrate body at a point between the region BQ1 and the remainder of the substrate body such that the region BQ1 protrudes from the holder through the opening.
Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating substrates by sputtering of target material, the method comprising the following steps: —applying a first sputtering target made of a first material in a coating chamber to a power pulse by which, during a first time interval, a first amount of energy is transmitted to the sputtering target, wherein the maximum power density exceeds 50 W/cm2 and preferably 500 W/cm2; —applying a second sputtering target made of a second material that is different from the first material in the coating chamber to a power pulse by which, during a second time interval, a second amount of energy is transmitted to the sputtering target, wherein the maximum power density exceeds 50 W/cm2 and preferably 500 W/cm2, characterized in that the first amount of energy differs from the second amount of energy.
Abstract: A method for coating workpieces includes the following steps: charging a coating chamber with the workpieces to be coated; closing and evacuating the coating chamber to a predetermined process pressure, starting a coating source, which comprises a target as a material source, whereby particles are accelerated from the surface of the target toward substrates, characterized in that until the target has been conditioned a shield is provided between the target surface and the substrate, wherein meanwhile the substrates to be coated are at least partially subjected to a pretreatment.