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Oerlikon Balzers

Oerlikon Balzers, world-leading provider of surface technologies, develops solutions and equipment and offers services to considerably improve the efficiency and longevity of precision components and tools for the metal and polymer processing industry.

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Our offerings

  • Coating services

    Oerlikon Balzers operates its own coating centers in every major industrial region of Europe, the Americas and Asia.

  • Coating Systems

    Integrate Oerlikon Balzers' coating systems and complete production lines into your own production system(s), under your own management.

  • In-house coating centers

    For the coating of large parts, Oerlikon Balzers offers in-house centers operated and managed by Oerlikon Balzers, but on your premises and completely integrated into your production system.

With over 100 coating centers in more than 30 countries Oerlikon Balzers provides its customers with the largest sales, service and after-sales network in the industry.

Lighter construction, ever-increasing performance with ever-smaller dimensions, as well as environmentally friendlier concepts for operation and maintenance: these increasing demands on systems impose correspondingly greater requirements on components and tools. Oerlikon Balzers' thin-film surface solutions, such as the BALINIT family, BALIQ, BALTONE, BALITHERM and ePD, can be tailored to the application in question and, thereby, open the way to completely new performance standards.

More about our capabilities

Oerlikon Balzers, world-leading provider of surface technologies, develops solutions and equipment and offers services to considerably improve the efficiency and longevity of precision components and tools for the metal and polymer processing industry.

We are a leading global supplier of PVD coatings and other surface technologies for precision components, as well as for metalworking and plastics processing tools. Together with Oerlikon Metco we are about to become the world technology leader in surface solutions and together with Oerlikon AM, we unlock the potential of 3D printed parts complemented by our coating expertise.

With our combined strengths, we will provide even better solutions to our customers' demands in the future. A wide spectrum of industries will benefit from new possibilities created from the combined product and solution portfolio.

Market areas and core competencies

  • Friction and wear are major factors limiting the performance and service life of tools and precision components. Oerlikon Balzers coatings and heat treatments are among the most effective ways to make a significant difference in their operational performance. 
  • Tools: With coated cutting and forming tools, more demanding materials can be processed more efficiently. The result: higher product quality, significantly lower tooling costs and less consumption of material resources.
  • Coated and heat-treated components of vehicles, machines and consumer goods open up new design possibilities. Engineers can develop smaller and lighter components that can withstand higher loads, yet are more reliable, last longer and cost less.

Our portfolio

  • Job coating services: Oerlikon Balzers covers all aspects of coating using heat treatment and thin film solutions, and provides both standardized and individually tailored solutions, jointly developed with customers.
  • Balzers surface solutions: Productivity, efficiency or the famous first glance - in day-to-day business, these are decided by just a few thousandths of a millimeter. The full strength of Oerlikon Balzers' high-end surface treatments is especially apparent when process-acceleration is required, difficult materials must be cut, or when high-grade optics are important.
  • Equipment:  With equipment or complete turnkey coating production lines from Oerlikon Balzers, customers choose seamlessly integrable, all-in-one solutions that deliver top coating quality right from the start. The very same coating equipment is used on a daily basis in more than 100 Oerlikon Balzers coating centers worldwide. Customers, therefore, benefit from field-tested hardware and many years of day-to-day production experience.
  • Surface technologies: The coating processes and systems developed by Oerlikon Balzers generate coating layers with well-defined and reproducible properties. Whether the customer goal is immediate success with proven coatings, or the joint development of innovative solutions, Oerlikon Balzers is the ideal partner.

Oerlikon Balzers Coating Guide (including Heat Treatment)

Find the right coating solution for your application quickly and easily.

The selection of the right coating is becoming an ever more critical competitive factor. With the Oerlikon Balzers Coating Guide, you can find the optimum solution in seconds by selecting just a few, production-relevant facts. But that is not all: this "process-optimization compass" also leads you to material libraries, thousands of practical examples and detailed information on the various coatings.

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