The history of manufacturing technology is almost as old as that of mankind. And it is constantly changing. Manufacturers are currently working on networking and digitizing their factories - under the buzzwords Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory. Additive manufacturing is seen as the next revolution in manufacturing technology.
In our new issue of BEYOND SURFACES, we therefore talk to Prof. Thomas Lampke from Chemnitz University of Technology, among others, about the influence of these changes on coating technologies. Our expert Dr. Blanka Szost describes where the use of additive manufacturing makes sense. And our customer LENA Space explains why the combination of additive manufacturing, PVD coatings and thermal barrier coatings is the optimal solution for them.