Functional Coatings and Surface Technology
At the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) in Dresden, special, low-cost processes are being developed with which even complicated geometries can be coated in a reproducible way. A particular focus is the development of new technologies that can significantly increase the performance and functionality of metallic materials (e.g. temperature resistance, corrosion resistance, specific surface, biofunctionalization, catalytic activity and selectivity, sensory properties, etc.). For coatings, especially wet-chemical processes such as Liquid Phase Deposition (LPD), e.g. dip or spray coating, are used. However, other methods such as chemical vapour deposition (CVD) or galvanic processes can be used, if required.