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.
- 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.