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Coating Technology

Functional coatings for perfect surface protection

Bosch is one of the leading suppliers for coatings in the industrial and automotive sectors. Our goal at Bosch is to deliver the best possible quality at each and every time. Consequently our experts advise you independently of any specific coating method. In this way you can be sure that you get an optimal solution. As well as taking your requirements for the coating system into account we can also customize this solution to suit your individual needs. We are familiar with the industrial requirements and process chains and can therefore integrate the coating process ideally into your entire production process. We always take new developments new materials technologies and applications into account to find the best most efficient and sustainable coating solution for you. In doing so we count on a fair and trusting cooperation with you our customer. Corrosion protection chemical resistance Wear resistant coating Wear resistant against impact friction coefficient Insulation thermal conductivity coating job coating tribology functional coating tool coating super hard thin-film DLC Diamond like carbon WC tungsten carbide chemical vapor deposition physical vapor deposition diamond coating ceramic coating Elektroplating Degreasing Anodizing Eloxal Electropolishing Chemical deburring Copper Chromium Hardchrome Silver Zinc Zinc-Nickel Tin Platinium Manganese phosphate Zinc phosphate Black finishing Silane layers Thermal spraying Thermal spray coating Suspension thermal spraying Ceramic coatings Aluminium-titanium-oxide Hastelloy Chromium carbide Tool coating

Precise and reliable – we offer surface solutions for your application

Surface coatings make our everyday life easier by optimizing components in terms of service life, behavior and appearance. With the help of our coating processes and systems, we create optimal conditions for the production of layers with specially defined properties. Together with you, we develop the best possible mix of materials to protect against corrosion and wear, acids, cleaning agents and temperatures, which guarantees quality and durability. In addition, you improve your products through optical enhancement and pleasant haptics in terms of efficiency and aesthetics.

Our range of coating technology

From the first consultation to comprehensive system support, we are there for you along the entire product life cycle and offer you seamlessly integrated services related to the topic of coating technology. From the new development through the initial sample to series production, we develop perfect surface technology for all industries. Whether simple small series or fully networked large series production – we create the ideal production process for your coating.

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Consulting

Outstanding quality, integrated processes – with us you get more than just the right surface.

From the first consultation and new development through the initial sample to series production, we are there for you and offer you seamlessly interlocking services. In this way, we develop the ideal surface technology as well as the corresponding production process for all sectors: according to your individual needs.

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Prototyping

Certainly the right coating for your application

A test is the best way to show which coating is suitable for your product. That is why we test and evaluate different surface technologies for your application. In our own laboratories, we produce functional samples for you, for which we have access to a wide range of coating technologies, so that we can select the ideal technology for your product. Our portfolio ranges from PVD, CVD vacuum coating processes to all conceivable types of electroplating, dipping and painting processes to the various applications of thermal spraying.

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Process Development

We keep your production future-proof

At Bosch, we're not just coating experts, we're manufacturing specialists. Because of our broad expert knowledge, we manage to efficiently integrate new coating processes into the production chain. We work with proven product development methods such as requirements analysis, failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), statistical design of experiments (DOE), design to cost, design thinking and much more. Our goal is to work with you to develop Cmk/Cpk-capable processes as part of an SE project (simultaneous engineering). Of course, we are also your partner when it comes to improving existing processes. Our aim is to adapt your proven manufacturing process to new requirements. We focus on efficient and smooth integration into production.

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Job Coating

Immediate availability, low costs

As a system supplier, we offer you state-of-the-art contract coating including continuous improvement of systems and processes. Your advantages: Your coated products are immediately available with high quality. You do not have to invest in structural measures, production and operating resources, and there is no need to invest in knowledge acquisition, employee training or operational practice. Whether small or large series production - all machines, components and processes are certified according to ISO and QM standards of the industry. We manufacture according to comprehensively documented technical standards and regularly undergo internal and external audits. This ensures traceability at all times.

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Coating Systems

Designed for series, developed for the future

Our system technology follows the requirements of our time. In a digitally networked production, you can evaluate process data as you wish and optimize your production process. We provide new technologies for you. The focus is on the seamless integration of our systems into your existing production processes with an effort that you can calculate.

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Training, Maintenance & Service

With expertise at your side

We want you to be able to manufacture your perfectly coated products in the best possible way at all times. With our tailor-made training courses on site or as part of our coating academy, your employees will be comprehensively trained. With professional inspections by our experts and fast maintenance and repair services, you can produce efficiently and safely today and in the future. Because with Bosch you not only have excellent products, but also competent contacts at your side at all times.

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Application Areas

New technologies bring new challenges for materials and surfaces. Depending on the area of application, we will support you in selecting the right material and make your products robust for your applications.

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Electrical insulating Coatings

For more safety in your electrification

Insulating coatings are always used where no current may be conducted to the outside and high dielectric strength is required. Especially with new technologies such as fuel cells or battery-powered vehicles, users are faced with new challenges in terms of materials and surfaces. With our insulating coatings, we support you in overcoming these challenges and ensure the corresponding safety for the product and the user.

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Corrosion Protection

For the long service life of your components

Corrosion protection refers to measures that lead to the prevention of damage that can be caused by corrosion on metallic components. With the help of active and passive corrosion protection, we can extend the service life of your components and prevent damage.

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Coating for mounting and joining

For smooth contact

Today, electronics can be found in almost all areas of life. Without appropriate protection, components inside electronic devices can corrode due to environmental influences. This in turn leads to a reduction in performance and can result in short circuits, which can lead to equipment failure. We support you with the appropriate choice of materials and ensure the smooth contact of your components.

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Wear Protection

For heavy load

New technologies bring new challenges for materials and surfaces. Often the available material cannot withstand the load collective. Here, coatings can be used to optimise the surface properties and thus ensure the functionality and a long service life of the workpiece

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Plug contacts

For a reliable contact

The coating of the contacts plays a decisive role in the safe use of a device. However, not every contact coating is equally suitable for the different applications. To ensure reliable contacting of your plug contacts, we support you in selecting the right material for your application and thus create the best conditions for the longevity of your plug connections.

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Thermal Protection Layers

For highly stressed components

A thermal protection layer is applied to protect the underlying structure. It usually consists of a ceramic or a temperature-resistant lacquer and is itself highly temperature-resistant. Thermal protection layers find not only application at high temperatures, but are also used when fast changes of temperatures have to be overcome.

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Metallization of non-conductors

For better optics

The metallization of non-conductors is a special electroplating process that is used primarily in printed circuit board technology and decorative chrome plating in the automotive sector. In the technical field, for example, properties such as electromagnetic shielding, electrical conductivity and increased strength can be achieved. The surface of the product is chemically or mechanically pretreated to enable mechanical adhesion.

Once the first electrically conductive coating is applied, a variety of electroplated coatings are available to adjust the desired properties of the coating.

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Non-stick and sliding layers

For better friction

Non-stick and sliding layers can be made of a wide variety of materials. What they have in common is that you can specifically adjust the friction of your surface. They are used, for example, to minimise dirt on your product or to remove it more easily. Such coatings can also be used to prevent sticking or cold welding and enable robotic handling. Contact us to apply a functional non-stick and sliding layer to your product and to facilitate your processing and automatic processes.

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Coating Processes

With the help of our coating processes, we give your products better physical and aesthetic properties. This is how we reliably ensure the quality of your products.

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PVD and CVD Processes

High-performance coatings for high requirements

Wherever high-performance layers are required, PVD and CVD processes are generally used. With the help of chemical or physical vapor deposition, not only extremely thin layers but also extremely hard diamond-like carbon layers with very low coefficients of friction can be produced using this vacuum-based process. The production of heavy-duty ceramic wear protection layers, which are specially designed for impact wear, is also possible with this method without any problems.

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Thermal Spraying

Fast support with high variety

Thermal spraying refers to a universally applicable surface coating process in which a wide range of different coating materials can be melted on or surface-fuse by using thermal energy. This is done by applying the coating directly onto the component using high kinetic energy. Thermally sprayed layers enable electrical insulation and also effectively protect highly stressed components from external influences such as corrosion or wear, making your components significantly more durable.

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Electroplating

Cost-effective solution with a wide range of applications

Galvanic deposition can be used for a variety of applications and includes both the coating of complete component surfaces including internal geometries and the partial coating of defined areas. Galvanic coating is an optimal solution, especially for applications with combined functions such as wear or corrosion protection. Depending on the requirements, cost-effective coatings can also be implemented in variable quantities.

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Conversion Layers and Anodizing

Perfect primer and best protection against corrosion

Conversion layers are non-metallic, inorganic layers on metallic surfaces that are created by a chemical process and form a particularly good adhesion base for subsequent coatings. They also serve as corrosion protection and running-in layers for tribologically stressed components.

Anodized surfaces are special and technically particularly important conversion layers, as they serve to build up or reinforce an already existing oxide layer on light metals such as aluminum or titanium. Wear resistance, corrosion protection as well as thermal and electrical insulation are significantly improved.

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Dipping, Doctor Blading and Spraying Processes

Simple and inexpensive

Dipping, doctor blading and spraying are usually simple and inexpensive methods for coating with liquid materials such as paints, silanes or sol-gel materials. They all form functional layers that strive to improve corrosion protection, increase electrical insulation and create optically attractive surfaces in different shades. Silanes can also be adjusted in a targeted manner by surface modification or functionalization of the side chains (e.g. via alkoxy or fluoride-containing groups) in the direction of wear protection, corrosion protection or wetting behavior.

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Pre-treatment and Polishing

Optimum pre-treatment of your components

As an expert in surface technology, we can select suitable wet-chemical pre-treatments and polishing steps with you. Whether roughening, smoothing, cleaning, deburring or electropolishing, we develop the process and the associated system technology to optimize your product and your processes.

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Coating Systems

As a leading provider of manufacturing solutions and with over 30 years of experience in the development of coating systems, we offer state-of-the-art systems for a wide variety of applications within coating technology.

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Plasma Coating

Plasma systems for anti-wear coating for DLC and hard material coating

Bosch is one of the pioneers of plasma coatings. This is associated with high quality standards, which are also reflected in our coating systems. Innovative and efficient system technology, a long service life, modern system control and intuitive operating concepts ensure productivity and ensure excellent quality with cost-effective production. Our PCS product line is designed for the production of high-quality DLC, ta-C and hard coatings. Our broad system portfolio has solutions for all applications.

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Tool Coating

Longer service life for your tools and moulds

High productivity, reliable quality and competitive production prices - with our tool coating systems and our broad coating portfolio, we enable the coating of a wide variety of tools for almost all applications. The modular structure of our coating systems enables versatile configuration according to your needs. With our TCS product line, we offer suitable solutions for all system sizes and applications.

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Electroplating / Wet Chemistry

Individual solutions for your needs

In our in-house technical center we can implement hands-on solutions directly for you. With our experts and a network that has been established and is constantly growing over the years, we can also implement special requests. From the first sampling to job coating to series production with a freely selectable degree of automation, we support you in selecting the right application concept. We take into account all legal requirements and environmental aspects.

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Thermal Spraying

Customized sample and contract coating

Systems for thermal spraying require a combination of system and process know-how. Together with the powder and suspension handling and the sophisticated robot technology, we supply you with customized sample and contract coating. After an intensive function and cost check, we can also offer you the entire system technology for your production environment. This puts us in a position to provide you with competent support on all aspects of thermal spraying.

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