Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Surface Engineering Processes & Capabilities

Processes include ion implantation of gaseous ions and ion beam-assisted deposition (IBAD) of metals, ceramics, and diamond-like carbon (DLC).

The SwRI surface engineering capabilities are used by:

  • Manufacturers
  • Utility companies
  • Biomedical industry
  • Government agencies

Projects range from small-batch, single-day processing jobs to long-term research and development projects.

SwRI has two capabilities that allow non-line-of-sight coating and surface modification of materials with higher throughput and potentially lower cost:

  • Plasma Immersion Ion Implantation (PIII)
  • Plasma Immersion Ion Processing (PIIP)

The versatility of the "plasma" approach to surface modification allows the use of any gas with the same equipment.