Werkzeug Technik


Werkzeug Technik
ISSN Nr. 0997 - 6981
15 September 2010
Nr. 115
Die deutsche Fachzeitschrift der Schneidwerkzeuge und Meßtechnik für die Metallbearbeitung
The Open Source Coating Family
The Open Source Coating Family
T. Cselle, M. Morstein, A. Lümkemann - PLATIT AG, Selzach, Schweiz
What is innovation?
Innovation is "creating
something new" in
unspecified terms of new
ideas, inventions, and their
economical implementation.
he most innovative sector at the moment is undoubtedly the IT industry. It is launching new products at a
very rapid pace. Two companies, Apple
and Google, whose company policies
couldn't be more different, are currently
battling for leadership in the sector [1].
"Innovation is when the customer
opens his wallet [2]" - says Steve Jobs,
the brilliant CEO of Apple. At his company, everything is directed according to
his intentions:
– The very often groundbreaking new
products originate from his idea tank,
which are then marketed in emotionally-charged campaigns.
– Apple works according to an extreme
hierarchy and strict, central guidelines and controls.
– The customer is presented with a selfcontained product range, in which he
can move extremely reliably and confidently after just a brief familiarization
– An absolute policy of high pricing for
hardware and software is pursued for
each update to the new version. Money is demanded even from the developers in order to be allowed to work
on the Apple platform.
The prodigies, Google founders Larry
Page and Sergey Brin, give their engineers and users extremely generous
"freedom to work":
– The employees are always strongly
encouraged to search for new ideas
and not to be afraid to take risks.
– The engineers define their own tasks
partly by themselves and should act
project-oriented with a great deal of
self-supervision and self-responsibility.
– The products are Open Source so that
they can be transported onto various
platforms. (According to the motto:
Figure 1: Influence of Important
Material Components on Features
of PVD Coatings.
Figure 0: Calo and EDX-map
of a TripleCoating3® (nACoX3®).
Everybody knows what's best for
– All services and programs are free of
charge so that the products can be distributed and spread rapidly.
The situation is very similar on the
tool-coatings' market.
The market leaders focusing on job
coating services disclose hardly any information about the coatings:
– They remain silent regarding composition and coating structures.
+ or – changes in comparison to the coating in the row over
+ means mainly positive change in the user's point of view
– means mainly negative change in user's point of view
X is probably around 65%
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Figure 2: Stoichiometry of TripleCoatings3®
and their Deposition Steps in the S 311.
– The physical properties are only
described in terms of standard values.
– When acquiring a coating plant,
• the coating recipes are frozen and
cannot be changed by the user,
• whereby the recipes represent a
significant cost item.
The TripleCoatings 3® are in strong
contrast to this:
– The compositions and stoichiometry
(coating structure) are disclosed and
the effects of the individual "components and doping elements" described
in detail (figure 1).
– The users receive measured values and
diagrams on the coatings they are
– The coating recipes (Open Source) can
be changed by the users (According to
the motto: Everyone knows what's best
for themselves).
– The standard recipes of the Nanocomposite-TripleCoatings 3® (nACo 3®
and nACRo3®) are "core components"
of the PLATIT plants, and are thus
free of charge for the users.
1.What are TripleCoatings3® ?
TripleCoatings 3® represent the very
pinnacle of high-performance coatings of
PVD technology. They are combinations
of conventional and Nanocomposite coatings [3] - [6]:
– The coatings are always started with
an adhesive layer that is usually
deposited from non-alloyed targets (Ti
Figure 3:The TripleCoatings3® - Coating Family (State August/2010).
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