Oerlikon Group

The Sky's the limit for coatings

Surface technology specialists, Oerlikon assesses the trends and demands on the company in working within the challenging and ever-evolving aviation industry.
11 months ago

Oerlikon raises bar with expanded services

Oerlikon Metco Coating Services (MCS) has announced it is focusing its US thermal spray and laser cladding activities and joining Oerlikon AM in Huntersville, NC.
1 year ago

Oerlikon Balzers partners in virus coatings project

Viruses, such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus can survive for a long time on plastics, which are widely used in aircraft. Not only do Oerlikon Balzers’ PVD coating solutions protect tools and components, the company’s engineers also have many years of experience and wide-ranging expertise in developing solutions for specific applications in the medical industry.
2 years ago

Coating with experience

In a Q&A session, Oerlikon Balzers’ global market segment manager – aerospace, Toby Middlemiss assesses the trends and demands on his company in working within the challenging and ever-evolving aviation industry.
2 years ago

Oerlikon partners with ULA to make AM launch vehicle flight parts

Oerlikon AM, the additive manufacturing unit of global technology powerhouse Oerlikon, has announced it will provide metal additively manufactured qualification and flight components for United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) next-generation Vulcan Centaur rocket.
3 years ago

Partners form joint R&D lab and platform for surface treatment in southwest France

Stéphane Cueille, Safran Senior Executive Vice President, R&T and Innovation, Dr. Roland Fischer, CEO of Oerlikon, Jean-Luc Moullet, Chief Technology Transfer Officer at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), and Alain Celerier, President of the University of Limoges, have signed a Letter of Intent announcing the creation in Limoges of a joint research laboratory, PROTHEIS, and a technology platform, SAFIR, two complementary organisations specialised in surface treatments for aerospace applications.
3 years ago

More than just coatings

According to Dr Andreas Ehrbar-Reiter, global head of marketing and sales precision components at Oerlikon Balzers, some functions of precision components only become possible as a result of surface coatings.
3 years ago

The truth hits home about chrome

Oerlikon Balzers explains why the aerospace industry is increasingly turning to physical vapour deposition (PVD) coatings to replace hard chrome.
4 years ago

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