Project registration number: CZ.02.1.01 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 16_026 / 0008396
Implementation date: 9/2018 to 12/2022

Project goal:

The main goal of the project is to use a combination of predictive simulations and new plasma technologies to find optimal materials for three areas of applications: machining tools, self-lubricating layers and biocompatible alloys.

The project combines predictive simulations with new technologies of coating preparation and surface treatment, which will allow to find the optimal solution for selected applications. The aim of the project is to provide functional coatings for high-end machining tools, low-friction coatings for the automotive and aerospace industries, and wear-resistant materials with specific optical properties.

Plasma coating is one of the fastest growing market segments. Recently commercialized technology based on HiPIMS (high-power impulse magnetron sputtering) represents a step change in the field and opens up hitherto unavailable ways of designing new coatings. High-precision laser machining and surface texturing, which are spreading more and more rapidly from laboratories to industry, can, when combined with coating development, represent a significant improvement in the performance of coated components. The project team benefits from a combination of world-class research supported by a development-oriented industry, which will provide unique solutions for the respective industries.

Information about project partners:
• Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering (project applicant)
• Šlechta a.s.

This project registration number is co-financed by the European Union.