Thin coatings of noble metals
for switching contacts and heating conductor coatings
  • Research project TherMeS, in cooperation with the Institute for Manufacturing Technologies of Ceramic Components of the University of Stuttgart

  • Project Sponsor: BMWi, Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand ZIM; Code: KF3197502AG4

  • Suspension sprayed metal coatings

Fields of application:

  • Silver alloys and silver dispersion coatings (e.g. silver graphite, silver-tin oxide) for switching contacts, fuse boxes and relays

  • Heating conductor coatings made of thin (10 microns to 50 microns) nickel-chromium alloys

Drawing of heating conductor multilayer:
[Cross-section of a multi-layer heating system, source: University of Stuttgart IFKB]