NTTF, located close to Bonn, Germany, is specialised in plasma coatings for medical devices and other high-tech coatings. The extreme surface density of the so-called cardient® resist is created via a series of magnetic and high frequency fields.
cardient® resist is a corrosion resistant, chemically inert metallic layered coating based on carbon. The main characteristic is its extreme hardness plus a very good wear resistance coupled with unusual tribological properties. Another great advantage is that contaminationand wear materials do not adhere to the surface.
Application areas include cutting tools, easily smeared tooling like e.g. milling tools for aluminium, copper, polymers and optical surfaces as well as applications demonstrating high cuttinig friction like e.g. valves, cam shafts and bearings.
Materials that can be coated with cardient® resist include hard materials such as metals, cermanics, special plastics asn well as temperature sensitive materials such as hardened steel.