Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco are leading surface solutions providers with a global presence.
Oerlikon Balzers is focusing on components and tools for the metal and plastics processing industries. Every year, more than 200 million metal parts are coated or plastic parts are metallized with chrome effects. They use different methods to improve tool and component performance or optics:
- PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition)
- PACVD (Plasma-Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition)
- Heat treatment & nitriding
Each method is carried out under vacuum conditions, which enables reproducible deposition of thin films with defined compositions and specific characteristics.
Oerlikon Metco provides surface solutions in the following fields:
- Thermal spray
- Laser cladding
- Plasma Transferred Arc (PTA)
They also reach beyond surfaces with their materials solutions for specialized industrial processes such as brazing, metal injection moulding (MIM), ceramic injection moulding (CIM), heat treatments, conductive fillers and others.