Surface coating technologies

Dr. Krumdieck is conducting world-leading research in Pulsed-Pressure Metal-organic Chemical Vapour Deposition (PP-MOCVD) of ceramic coatings onto metal substrates. This coating technique deposits a thin film of ceramic materials onto a heated substrate. A research-scale system is used to develop precursors and to explore new materials. The materials are then characterised through surface analysis facilities such as the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).

A multi-disciplinary research team is working on further development of this platform for distinct commercial products into:

  • Wear-resistant coatings 
  • Bio-integration ceramics 
  • Flame-resistant coatings 
  • Aero-space ultra-sonic protection coatings .

For more information, please contact us using the information on our contact page.

At a more industrial scale, Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) coating technique is also available among the capabilities of AGGAT programme. The Titanium Development Association (TiDA) is working with Page and Macrae Engineering to help local companies realise the potential that PVD coating has to offer. Companies can use the Cathode Arc PVD coating machine to dramatically cut their surface coating costs which is the only commercial-size PVD coating machine of its type in NZ.