ADDED VALUE THROUGH AVALUXE :
Holistic consideration and optimization of the PVD process,
in all its parts:
MATERIAL KNOW-HOW AND MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT
MAGNETRONS AND PROCESS CONTROL
Avaluxe supports customers in all phases of coating projects such as the planning, design, development and production phase for numerous applications in different areas, such as tool manufacture, tribology, medical technology, automotive and decorative applications.
Close cooperation with renowned research facilities and institutes enables us to meet the highest requirements for innovative developments.
Avaluxe helps you to identify the right coating materials for your substrates. In addition, we support the development of new alloys to meet sophisticated specifications for coatings.
Chemical analysis and material diagnostics
Analysis & characterization of the materials
We examine your samples in accordance with standards and deliver reliable results within the shortest possible time - on fair terms.
Our services include quality assurance, substance characterization, element composition, stoichiometry, purity control and damage analysis, as well as comprehensive advice.
We identify around 70 chemical elements and can do even more:
We analyze metals, alloys, ores and minerals using:
Emission spectroscopy with inductively coupled plasma (ICP-OES)
Atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) with flame, graphite tube and hydride technology
X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF)
Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (GDMS)
Non-metal determination by means of an automatic analyzer
Gas determination in metals using an oxygen-nitrogen-hydrogen analyzer
Anion analysis using ion chromatography (IC)
Liquid chromatography (HPLC)
Your metals and alloys:
Everything you need
Determination of material parameters
independent assessment of technical damage cases
Support your quality management
Reliability evaluation of components and electronic assemblies
Determination and setting of defined property profiles of materials
Technology optimization and development
Process optimization through bonding service
In order to optimize the sputtering process, bonding the target to a back plate has proven successful. Thanks to this technology, the sputtering target can not only be easily installed in the PVD system, but also the material yield increases significantly while the heat load is reduced at the same time. This leads to considerable cost savings, especially with complex, high-priced and very brittle materials.
Advantages of target bonding at a glance
Reduction of the target thickness by up to 50%
Lower heat load on the target thanks to improved cooling through heat dissipation via the back plate
Brittleness as a material property can be neglected (Si, B, Ge, MoS2, ceramic materials)
Back panels are reusable and therefore environmentally friendly
We manufacture back plates made of copper, stainless steel and molybdenum for you
We bond for your requirements
Choosing the right process is important to achieve a secure bond between target and backplate. Uniform heat transfer and good electrical contact must also be ensured, and the different expansion coefficients of the various materials must be compensated for.
We take these factors into account for you and offer you the right process for your combination of target and backplate.
Different processes - different back plates
You too can make your contribution to sustainability -
We are happy to help you develop individual solutions.
We believe that metals and alloys are essential today. You have made a decisive contribution to the development of mankind and are now at the beginning of a wide-ranging value chain. Major sectors such as the automotive industry, chemistry, electronics or mechanical engineering permanently require metals and alloys.
Recycling in Europe: Almost 100% of the metallic raw materials are imported
Against this background, we want metal recycling to be of particular importance in Germany. We feel obliged to act sustainably and see the ideally complete reprocessing and reuse of the residual metals and alloys remaining after the production process as a logical consequence.
That is why we offer complete solutions for material recovery - and turn scrap into raw materials. In this way, we contribute to minimizing energy and raw material consumption and can improve resource efficiency.
Among other things, we recycle
And their alloys
Indexable inserts and hard metal tools made of tungsten carbide, hard metal fragments
PROCESS OPTIMIZATION AND CONSULTING
Evaluation of the optimization potential in your coating processes
Depending on your intended applications, Avaluxe supports you in the determination and definition of system and auxiliary requirements for coating solutions as well as in the evaluation and implementation of optimal pre- and post-treatments in relation to the specific coating applications.
With our broad network of customers and clients, Avaluxe is constantly developing, testing and improving highly innovative and competitive coating solutions. To this end, we continuously validate and optimize production processes in close cooperation with our customers' experts from various disciplines.
In the area of tool coating, our support does not stop with the cutting tools. We are happy to help you with the design of coating materials, processes and the implementation of performance tests for forming tools and precision components.