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Beyond Surfaces #2 - Technology & Innovation

Dans ce numéro de BEYOND SURFACES, nous allons surtout aborder le sujet "Technologie & Innovation". Les équipes d'Oerlikon Balzers et Oerlikon Metco travaillent tous les jours pour développer de nouvelles technologies et solutions pour satisfaire les besoins de nos clients. Laissez-nous vous montrer d'où vient cette passion et comment la décliner dans des innovations orientées marché.

Comment la recherche et l'industrie collaborent pour développer les technologies de revêtement du futur ; comment des solutions de revêtement intelligentes rendent les voitures de course encore plus rapides ; comment nous avons permis de développer une solution de traitement thermique pour l'une des presses à forger les plus grandes au monde – laissez-nous vous surprendre avec des histoires fascinantes qui racontent comment nous et nos clients insufflons la vie aux solutions de surface !

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Technologies de revêtement du futur

Interview avec le Dr Pierangelo Gröning de l'EMPA, Laboratoire fédéral d'essai des matériaux et de recherche

Coatings are found everywhere and it has become impossible to imagine our modern world without them. Some of them are obvious, but others are hardly recognizable. Dr Pierangelo Gröning is head of the department for ‘ModernMaterials and Surfaces’ as well as president of the research commission of Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. He deals with coatings day in and day out – and was available to BEYOND SURFACES for an interview.

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Attirer des talents brillants vers l'industrie

Le Prix jeunes professionnels d'Oerlikon Metco

To the Oerlikon Surface Solutions Segment, social responsibility also means commitment to the next generation. By sponsoring the Young Professionals Award, Oerlikon Metco supports young individuals at universities to inspire future innovative scientists worldwide to prosper in surface technology endeavors. BEYOND SURFACES met Emine Bakan, who won the award in 2013, and this year’s award recipient Amanda Wang, and asked them about the impact the OMYPA has had in their professional lives.

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Un vrai poids lourd

Scot Forge, BALITHERM IONIT et l'une des plus grandes presses à forger au monde

16’500 US tons or nearly 15’000 metric tonnes: this is the almost unbelievable force generated by the new forging press from Scot Forge, a specialist in the area of heavy-duty open-die forging. It is one of the biggest presses in the world and didn’t only present the developers at Scot Forge with a number of challenges, but also the heat treatment experts from Oerlikon Balzers. This is because the press’s four main cylinder rods alone each weigh 25 US tons (22 tonnes) and thereby count amongst the biggest parts ever treated by Oerlikon Balzers.

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Sur la voie de l'industrialisation

Une interview sur la fabrication additive

Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has the potential to significantly change the way manufacturing is done in industry: The increasing industrialization of additive manufacturing is altering the manner in which industrial processes are being carried out. More and more companies are already experimenting with 3D printing. Now, Oerlikon is also entering the AM business. Florian Mauerer, Head of the Business Unit ‘Additive Manufacturing’, provides some insights.

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Plus vite avec les revêtements

Oerlikon Balzers et Oerlikon Metco sur la piste avec deux équipes étudiantes de Formule 1

Silverstone, Hockenheim, Spielberg. Roaring engines, fast cars, hot asphalt. The nerves of drivers in the paddock are strung taut as the last fine tuning is carried out on their cars. What’s at stake are points – and honour. Because, even if it sounds and feels like Formula 1, the prize money at the Formula Student is the experience of putting theoretical knowledge from the lecture hall into practice. And having a blast doing it. Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco are at the track too.

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Parfaitement lisse

BALITHERM PRIMEFORM garantit les surfaces laquées du Gigaset

The sound of the name Gigaset is renowned in the communications industry. Europe’s market leader for DECT telephones stands out through top quality and design. Tools treated with BALITHERM PRIMEFORM ensure perfect, high-gloss surfaces on finished plastic parts and shorten production cycle durations as well as the time required for maintenance.

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Petra Ammann

Petra Ammann

Head of Communications Oerlikon Balzers

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