The deposition of thin films is a key surface engineering technique allowing for the protection and functionalisation of surfaces with high-performance coatings that can be tailored for extreme environments.
Physical and chemical vapour deposition are some of the most popular technologies employed to create thin films. Oerlikon Balzers began in 1946 and are now a global technology leader in thin-film technologies, they have an extensive porfolio that includes coating services and coating equipment.
- Provide an overview of PVD and CVD technologies.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each technique
- Explore the various coating families applied by each technique.