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Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG
Pfaeffikon, Branch Balzers
Iramali 18
9496 Balzers

S3p Scalable pulsed power plasma


This proprietary Oerlikon Balzers technology S3p pushes HiPIMS (High-power impulse magnetron sputtering) to the next level by combining the advantages of arc and sputtering technologies: high ionization levels with virtually no droplets. The result: extremely smooth and dense coatings for a wide variety of applications.

What is S3p®

S3p® makes individually scalable power densities possible, which in turn opens up unprecedented ionization degrees. S3p® thus offers previously unavailable ways to optimize coating structures and properties, which allow the use of a wide range of coating materials with impressive coating thickness homogeneity.

S3p® - the advanced coating solution

Oerlikon Balzers' S3p™ (Scalable Pulsed Power Plasma) is an advanced coating solution based on HiPIMS (High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering). This scalable technology, which creates plasmas containing high concentrations of ionized atoms as coating constituents, enables the deposition of extremely smooth and dense coatings with optimized characteristics, for a broad range of applications. A diverse spectrum of coating materials can moreover be deployed, whilst guaranteeing unprecedented coating thickness homogeneity. S3p® is thus an ideal platform for the cost-effective use of HiPIMS technology, for both production and research and development.

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