Highlights from research and development

Low friction and wear resistant carbon coatings

The IWS-developed Laser-Arc process efficiently and economically deposits superhard ta-C carbon coatings (Diamor®). These coatings have superior properties in terms of wear resistance and friction reduction and thus are of great interest to industry. In 2015 the IWS and the partner company Vakuumtechnik Dresden built five Laser-Arc modules and delivered them to industrial customers.