CEC Cutting Edge Coatings GmbH
The Cutting Edge Coatings GmbH produces ion beam sputtering deposition systems. Ion beam sputtering is known as the industrial coating process to reach highest thin films quality. It is therefore preferred for demanding laser applications. After the Establishment of Cutting Edge Coatings as a spin-off company of Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. in 2007, the developed process innovation has been successfully transferred to customers in research and industry.
Basing on the tight collaboration with Laser Zentrum Hannover, Cutting Edge Coatings can provide customized solutions which exceed significantly state-of-the-art technology and enables our customers for a head-start against their competitors.
The products of the CEC GmbH are aimed at the implementation of coating processes with the highest reachable quality. The products range from small manually controlled coating plants for in-house research & development purposes up to highly complex systems with automated coating procedures for industrial series production.
Focused on the customer requirements, coating processes can be developed and qualified during the implementation phase. Dedicated test set-ups are available at Cutting Edge Coatings and Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. for optics characterization (spectrophotometry, optical losses, laser-induced damage threshold).
The service of the CEC GmbH spans the identification of the appropriate coating system concept, the proof-of-principle for the desired coating products, the implementation of the system and the qualification of processes at the customer’s premises.