Surface finishing


Surface finishing

Optimize materials – utilize manufacturing potential

Without innovative coating processes, and the system technology to produce them, progress in key technologies would be impossible. Such processes allow us to optimize materials and material combinations for specific uses..

Supplementing material properties

Whether it’s the automotive industry, medical technology, or machine construction: the demand for material and resource-saving development runs throughout many industries. New, lighter weight materials and new kinds of material combinations offer possible solutions.

However, such solutions frequently require a specialized surface coating that balances material properties, technological requirements, and specialized operating conditions to be successful. This balancing act places high demands on system technology, which must ensure these key attributes for ever more complex components in perfectly controlled processes.

Perfect combination

Aluminum alloys, for example, have a number of properties – low weight, ease of processing, and high structural strength – which make them ideal for use in automotive construction. However, they are not corrosion- or wearresistant enough for some specialized applications. Surface finishing with a finely-tuned chemical nickel layer adds the perfect final touch to the material: corrosion- and wear-resistance with perfect contouring on the component surface. This process allows companies to significantly reduce the application of chemicals by combining several different measures. These include filter technologies, automatic nickel controllers, or ion exchanger flushing to extend service lives. Sophisticated energy management systems that intelligently control heating and cooling output and current consumption also improve system efficiency.

Diversity meets experience

Surface treating and coating processes are just as numerous as they are diverse. We develop customtailored systems for almost any application, taking into account customer process specifications:

  • Electroplating and chemical coating of metal component
  • Electroplating and chemical coating of plastic components
  • Aqueous cleaning of metal components
  • Cathodic dip coating
  • Electropolishing stainless steel and copper components
  • Etching and staining metal components
  • Etching glass and ceramic