Mobile High-Tech coating plant for industrial requirements


Branch of business
Thin film technology

Brief description
Based on a scientific background in plasma and ion physics, the PhysTech team is developing a mobile high-tech coating facility using PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) technology.

Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) is a commonly used industrial technology for the manufacture of thin layers on various carrier materials (e.g. glass, metals, plastics). By applying a thin film (nm to µm), the surface properties of the carrier material are influenced as required. Until today, the parts to be coated must be put into industrial coating facilities. Especially with large machine parts that are hard to remove from assemblies, the possibility of surface modification on site would mean a big advantage.

The mobile coating facility offered by PhysTech addresses manufacturers and users of mechanical engineering components of various branches of industry, whose surfaces need to be annealed. PhysTech specialises in the following applications: on site coating of large (> 1 m) components, tribological applications (increase of abrasion resistance and surface hardness), anticorrosive coating, as well as coating of small parts, prototypes, custom-built machinery and small components.

Tasks performed by CAST

  • Support during preparation of the business plan
  • Coaching with respect to the business segment strategy
  • Support with respect to strategic and operational management
  • Financing of the start-up project

PhysTech Coating Technology GmbH
Knappenweg 34
A-6600 Pflach