This symposium is jointly organized by ICMCTF (AVS/ASED) and the Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC), and will focus on applied research related to industrial manufacturing and application aspects of various surface engineering and coating technologies. Topics include recent advancements in surface engineering equipment and application of PVD/CVD deposition technologies for coatings and thin films in automotive, aerospace, component and tooling/cutting applications. Also of particular interest are surface treatments before and after the coating processes to enhance the performance of engineered surfaces, hybrid/duplex coating techniques, innovations in manufacturing practices, and cooperation between industry, research organizations, and academia to advance surface engineering applications.
G1: Advances in Industrial PVD, CVD and PCVD Processes and Equipment
This session focuses on recent developments in PVD and CVD coating technology including plasma CVD and ion hardening of surfaces. Contributions from industrial coating equipment manufacturers as well as from research groups from both industry and academia are solicited. Presentations on new technologies, devices and developments for enhancement of thin film properties in tribological, optical, electrical and other applications are welcome in this session.
G1. Invited Speakers:
- Rajiv Ahuja, HEF US, USA, “Overview of DLC Technology for Automotive Applications”
- Dermot Monaghan, Gencoa Ltd, UK, “New Developments in Magnetron Sputtering Devices”
G2: Surface Modification of Components in Automotive, Aerospace and Manufacturing Applications
Functional components in Automotive, Aerospace and Manufacturing applications are exposed to severe service conditions such as wear, friction, high temperature etc. The components are expensive and the downtime for their replacement is time consuming. Hence, in order to extend their life and performance, it is necessary to surface engineer them. This session will cover application oriented research and development on surface modified products and technologies. Topics include surface modified or coated products/ components in the area of tribology, corrosion, high temperature, optical, magnetic and allied technologies. The session welcomes contributions related to any surface modified/ coated components addressing the above and related fields. The main criteria are that the surface modification/ coatings should be applied to semi/end products to enable/ improve desired physical/ chemical properties. The components used in automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, land based and aero turbines, mining, oil drilling and fracking, construction machinery and farming equipment are of primary interest in this session.
G2. Invited Speakers:
- Marjorie Cavarroc, Safran Tech, France, “Enhancing TiAl Oxidation Resistance at High Temperature: A Challenge for the Aerospace Industry”
- Arash Ghabchi, Blue Origin LLC, USA, “Surface Modification Applications in Aerospace Industry”
G3: Innovative Surface Engineering for Advanced Cutting and Forming Tool Applications
The requirements of manufacturing industries and recent innovative developments in coatings and surface engineering processes for advanced tooling applications are the focus of this session. Such applications include but are not limited to high demanding sheet or bulk metal forming, plastics processing, die-casting as well as cutting operations of steel, cast iron and difficult-to-cut materials like high temperature alloys or CFRP. Novelties related to the use of coating technologies like PVD arc, sputtering, HIPIMS, hybrid, electron beam as well as PECVD and CVD for application oriented design of different coating materials, architectures and properties are welcome. Insights into the combined effect of tool geometry and adapted coatings are also in the focus of the present session. Furthermore, contributions highlighting the interaction of the coatings designed for cutting and forming applications with the ambient atmosphere and/or the counterpart materials including metallic alloys and polymers are within the focus of this session.
G3. Invited Speakers:
- Ricardo Alexandre, Tecnologia e Engenharia de Materiais, S. A., Portugal, “Coating Design for Components for Extreme Applications”
- Albir Layyous, Layyous Consulting, Israel, “Coating for Cutting Tools”
G4: Pre-/Post-Treatment and Duplex Technology
This session focuses on the latest developments for substrate/surface pre- or post-treatment processes which incorporate novel, or integrated, treatment technology combinations (diffusional, electrochemical, physical, mechanical, or other approaches) adapted to specific coatings and their applications within the areas of cutting, forming, precision components, or automotive. Topics include but are not limited to novel substrate preparation and pre-treatment methods for various applications; substrate nitriding, carburizing, boriding, or oxidation pre-treatments; intermediate etching treatment and interlayer design during the coating processes; coating post-treatments, including laser, electron beam, annealing, ion implantation or mechanical/chemical/optical techniques; and integrated and/or novel treatments and process combinations.
Papers dealing with aspects relating to properties, processes, performance, equipment and industrial applications for such treatments are all welcome.
G4. Invited Speakers:
- Koji Eriguchi, Kyoto University, Japan, “Comprehensive Characterization of Surface Modification Mechanisms in Boron Nitride Films Prepared by a Reactive Plasma-assisted Coating Technique”
G5: Hybrid Systems, Processes and Coatings
This session focuses on novel methods that employ combinations of several processes and systems during film deposition. Hybrid systems can combine different ionization sources, like lasers, hot filaments, hollow cathodes, electron- or ion-guns, etc. with conventional magnetrons or arc evaporators, in order to provide increased ionization, additional heating of the substrate, or to change the distribution of plasma density in the reactor. Hybrid systems can also combine different gas pressures, including atmospheric plasma activation, can use pulsed gas inflows synchronized with pulsed power, pulsed biasing, etc. Hybrid processes can integrate different mechanisms of production of species for film deposition, for example PVD with PECVD. Contributions on organic-inorganic hybrid coatings and hybrid processes both at reduced and atmospheric pressures are also solicited.
G5. Invited Speakers:
- Ali Erdemir, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, “Hybrid Coating Systems for Low Friction and Wear”
- Jongkuk Kim, Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), Korea, “Stabilization of FCVAS-based Hybrid System for Deposition of Thick Tetrahedral Amorphous Carbon Films and its Application”
G6: Application-Driven Cooperations between Industry and Research Institutions
Industrial research and development is often driven by commercial interests and the current market conditions. Although the long term industrial benefits often depend on the detailed understanding and generation of basic know-how, in many cases industry is limited by their research capacity and analytical instrumentation. On the other hand, universities and government sponsored research laboratories often offer in-depth characterization methods and associated skill sets and thus a huge potential to support industrial needs. Therefore, joint partnerships between industry and basic research institutions often yield optimum results with respect to future product development.
The scope of this session is on the research results produced in cooperation between industry, research laboratories, and academia. One focus should be on companies which have the possibility to present current status and achievements, as well as to address future development trends. Academic institutions are highly encouraged to present results of background research or contributions aimed at the development of the tailored solutions to meet the industrial demands of thin film and hard coatings applications.
G6. Invited Speakers:
- Marcus Morstein, Hightech Zentrum Aargau AG, Switzerland, “Success Factors for Collaborative Industrial Coating Development”
- Rachid M’Saoubi, Seco Tools, Sweden, “PVD and CVD Wear Resistant Coatings from Cutting Tool Perspective”