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:
- 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.