U.1 Magnetron based continuous PACVD process to deposit graphene monolayers (FHG)

Challenge Overcome

Lack graphene mono-atomic layer at dimensions enough for its application in water treatment and electronics.

Target Industry

R.O, UF, NF water and gas membranes/ Electronics.

U.2 High-rate PACVD deposition based on hollow-cathode plasma sources (FHG)

Challenge Overcome

Lack of continuous nano-coating CVD processes to yield advanced functionalities on continuous flexible substrates as polymers

Target Industry

Optics, packaging, films, metal coils for food, pharma, panels, facades, lamination processes, envelopes and others. Barrier, scratch, mechanical, chemical and optical properties.

U.3 Semi-industrial continuous HiPIMS system for robust and durable functional oxides nano-layer deposition (Uppsala)

Challenge Overcome

Lack of continuous nano-coating PVD processes to yield advanced functionalities on continuous flexible substrates. Poor adhesion coverage, conformity. Poor structure control limits the production of functional surfaces. High Tº processing.

Target Industry

Electronics, Energy efficient windows, Functional facade envelopes, Functional packaging, Photo-catalytic substrates. Electro-chromic, easy to clean, photo- catalytic, anti-fogging, conductive, release corrosion and wear protection properties

U.4 HiPIMS system for robust and durable tribological and oxidation resistance coatings. (TECNALIA)

Challenge Overcome

Poor tribological and wear properties in vacuum. Corrosion protection at high temperatures. Reduced performance and durability for of resistant coatings due to un-homogeneous surfaces. Incompatibility with temperature sensible substrates. Coating of very small and complex geometries.

Target Industry

Aerospace Industry moving components /Machining and tooling components, gears, shafts, bolts, seals / Prothesis, lenses, tiles and others / Sensors and others. Durable tribological corrosion, wear photocatalytic, anti-bacterial, bio-compatible anti-reflective, release, conductive and other coatings

U.5 Ultrafast laser sources in IR, vis and UV. (AIMEN)

Challenge Overcome

Fabrication of sub-micrometric patterns with a high accuracy, beyond the diffraction limit.
Scalability of the process in terms of pattern extension, part size, geometry complexity and productivity.
Balancing robust (tolerant) industrial processes with high precision and resolution fabrication.
Working in a continuous process.

Target Industry

Roll to roll cylinders, moulds (embossing, ICM), filtration, medical devices and electronics (display). Optical, tribological, biocompatibility, contact angle, heat exchange improvement. Membranes.

U.6 Multi-modal machining of complex structures (DCU)

Challenge Overcome

Fabrication of sub-micrometric patterns with a high accuracy, beyond the diffraction limit. Scalability of the process in terms of pattern extension, part size, geometry complexity and productivity. Balancing robust (tolerant) industrial processes with high precision and resolution fabrication. Working in a continuous process.

Target Industry

Water treatment, marine transport, components for engines, pumps, actuators, compressors, industrial equipment. reduced friction and wear, anti-fouling, cavitation resistance, improved drag and skin friction.

U.7 Continuous processes, hybrid technologies (A-Nov)

Challenge Overcome

Fabrication of sub-micrometric patterns with a high accuracy, beyond the diffraction limit. Scalability of the process in terms of pattern extension, part size, geometry complexity and productivity. Balancing robust (tolerant) industrial processes with high precision and resolution fabrication. Working in a continuous process.

Target Industry

Can and coil coatings, metal foils and coils. Food packaging. Anti-bacterial (Chemical and nano-topography modification), super-hydrophobic surfaces

U.8 Roll to toll processes (AIMEN)

Challenge Overcome

Direct laser texturing of films, coils and others involves sophisticated equipment, energy consumption and moderate productivity processes

Target Industry

Water membranes, films, packaging, coils, paper and others. Lotus effect, anti-fouling textures, surface area increase.

U.9 Texturing During Moulding (ITA)

Challenge Overcome

Direct laser texturing of moulded components is a low productivity and expensive process

Target Industry

Seal industry, Automotive, hydraulic and pneumatic actuators, polymeric gears, pistons and shafts. Low friction, reduced wear, Easy to clean effects.

U.10 Pilot Plant for liquid and powder nano- coating applications, including plasma treatment (LEITAT)

Challenge Overcome

Difficulties to define specific processes with no coating defects and the difficulties to meet nano-safety aspects by end-users. Nano-pore creation in mono-atomic graphene membranes

Target Industry

Steel Industry (residential, industrial, off-shore, oil and gas, bridges). Composites, Photo-voltaic, Wind Energy, Tidal Energy, Ceramics, Concrete. Improved, barrier, fouling, mechanical, chemical and fatigue resistance. Water treatment