HiPIMS (High-Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering) is the next evolutionary step in sputter technology.
Dense, Smooth Coatings with HIPIMS
HiPIMS (High-Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering) is the next evolutionary step in sputter technology. It combines all the advantages of the common coating technologies and methods currently on the market. HiPIMS, deposits like the DC sputtering process smooth, droplet-free and low stress coatings in an almost unlimited variety. HiPIMS is characterised by an outstanding high ionisation of the sputtered metal. Scratch loads up to 130 Newton prove the superb coating adhesion which is directly related to the high ionisation level. ,HiPIMS coatings that are both hard and tough at the same time thanks to the dense and nearly amorphous film structure. A consistent and homogeneous distribution of coating thickness around three-dimensional objects like the cutting edge of a tool facilitates optimal wear protection.
From ITO coating deposited with HiPIMS, We can find that the HiPIMS deposited coatings were approximately 15% denser compared to the DC sputter deposited coatings
For denser coatings, improved hardness/ toughness and enhanced cutting results - and this with a deposition rate of 2 µm/h which makes HIPIMS technology extremely suitable for etching. Due to the high peak power of up to 8 MW, the atoms sputtered with HIPIMS will enter into the substrate to give a dense, columnar layer with a strong adhesive character. Coating with HIPIMS is also possible, but it has a deposition rate considerably lower than present sputter technologies.
Currently, this technique has been used principally for wear resistant coatings (tribological) and recent work has extended this technique to the field of optical coatings.
Results in a dense and smooth PVD coating, HIPIMS is available on many PVD Coating systems, Haohai Metal (Haohai Titanium) provide high quality magnetron sputtering sources on cathodes in UMB targets and HiPIMS targets in various materials to help our clients to develop their new technology with HiPIMS systems for more dense, smooth layers.
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