One software and two lasers for three layers
23.11.2022 - The ATSM project developed an optics module and control software for laser-based production of tribological multilayer systems. PhotonicsViews has the interview with project manager David Pallasch.
Tribological coatings effectively protect heavily stressed components against wear and reduce friction. Oven processes are usually used to produce these coatings. In these processes, the substrate is subjected to an increased thermal load, whereby it must be accepted that mixing of the individual layers occurs.
As part of the German government-funded joint ‘Additive laser process for the production of tribological multifunctional layers for energy-efficient systems’ project, or ATSM for short, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) and Eloxalwerk Ludwigsburg Helmut Zerrer GmbH (ELB), together with Pulsar Photonics, developed a new and innovative process for the laser-based production of tribological multilayer systems on lightweight components.
David Pallasch was the lead ATSM project manager at Pulsar Photonics and provided some insights. Read the article online open in the recent issue of PhotonicsViews.
Read the full story: One software and two lasers for three layers, PhotonicsViews 19(5), October/November 2022, pp. 22/23
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