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November 14, 2018 13:00 - 19:00

Empa, Thun


Many achievements of modern life would hardly be conceivable without high-tech coatings. They determine the mechanical, optical, electrical or biological properties of parts and products, to name just a few examples. Many applications for extreme environments such as in gas turbines or in the wear protection of high-performance tools, but also applications for large-volume consumer products and microelectronics and optoelectronics, are made possible by layers. The variety of different coating technologies is only partially known to experts, even though Switzerland plays a leading technological role internationally. Recent trends in the design of the layers include a nano-scaled layer structure, the combination of very different coating technologies or the 3D printing of coatings. In order to exploit the innovation potential of such modern coatings, newly developed, modern methods of surface analysis are increasingly complementing the classical methods.



Interested persons from industry and SMEs as well as authorities and the media are addressed. In particular, professionals from SMEs with close contact to development and production are encouraged to use this overview event for their training and networking. This event is part of the functional circle Functional Coatings of the Hightech Zentrum Aargau.



The "Technology Briefing" aims to inform industry and commerce about current practice-relevant issues. The speakers from various industrial companies as well as Empa offer a balanced and practical overview of current technologies. In addition to the information, the event also serves as an exchange of experience with experts and the opportunity to identify cooperation and innovation potentials.