Automotive

Automotive



The automotive sector is traditionally a strong market for tribological and decorative coatings. Tribological coatings protect components subjected to high contact pressures and loads inside combustion engines and help car manufacturers comply with emission regulations. Decorative coatings give cars and their interiors a luxurious and trendy appearance. With a strong reputation in automotive coating and our REACH-compliant decorative Cromatipic technology, Hauzer is an excellent partner for this market.


Trends in automotive

Diesel engines are losing ground

Injection pressures and temperatures in petrol cars are increasing, but petrol lacks the self-lubricating characteristics of diesel. That causes a shift towards smooth, hard ta-C coatings, which can cope with these conditions.

Smaller engines with the same power output

This development is driven by the need to increase fuel efficiency and power density

Electric vehicles are on the rise

If a vehicle has no combustion engine, it has a lower need for tribological coatings. Fuel cell stacks, however, contain many square meters of bipolar plates that require corrosion protection and need to retain their electrical conductivity

Environmental regulations are becoming ever stricter

To achieve better fuel economy and wider ranges for electric cars, the use of low-weight metals is growing, as is the use of plastics for parts such as dashboard parts, air vents and trims.

Style is as important as ever

Smaller, more environmentally friendly should still have a luxurious and trendy appearance, often with a chrome look.

Applications



Tribological coatings
Examples of automotive engine components that are being coated are many:


  • fuel injection parts such as injection needles, high-pressure plungers and orifice valves
  • piston rings
  • valve train components such as rocker arms and tappets
  • piston pins
  • roller and sliding bearings
  • gears
  • and many others

Lately, to reduce emissions even further, the industry has been investigating the use of coatings on other engine parts as well, such as friction-reducing coatings on dynamic seals and corrosion-protective coatings on bi-polar plates in fuel cell stacks.

Each case is unique. Typically, automotive coatings provide a combination of wear resistance and friction reduction.


Decorative coatings
Examples of automotive decorative components are:


  • trims
  • bumper and grills
  • air vents
  • dashboard parts
  • door handles

With the Cromatipic technology, these components can be given a fashionable chrome finish in different gloss levels, and with design features such as partial transparency, back lighting, and a variety of colours.

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Why Hauzer coating equipment

Hauzer is a well-known name in automotive coatings, with an excellent track record. Coating service providers using Hauzer equipment have been able to achieve the IATF 16949 certificate for automotive quality management.


  • Over the years, we have built an impressive customer base
  • We have a development partner attitude and work with our customers to develop specific solutions
  • Hauzer is known for our reliable and robust coating equipment and smooth coating operation
  • Through our drive for quality, we manage an impressively low cost of ownership

Flexicoat program


  • Hauzer equipment features a wide range of state-of-the-art tribological coatings
  • Our Flexicoat systems are available in several sizes and can be configured with exactly the right technologies for your business, such as cooling features to reduce cycle time and coating costs for low-temperature processes
  • We are leaders in tribological coating solutions for automotive applications, including the best diamond-like carbon (DLC) and nitride coatings to satisfy this critical market

Decorative coating of plastics: Cromatipic®


  • Cromatipic® is available both as an in-house production facility and a coating service in our Hauzer Iberica facility
  • Our Cromatipic® process offers a REACH compliant decorative chrome finish with many design possibilities

Automotive coating solutions

We deliver solutions that match your goals, now and in the future.

The right equipment for your business

The following Hauzer machines are interesting for businesses in the automotive sector.

Flexicoat 850

Compact and powerful

Flexicoat 1250

The latest addition to the Hauzer Flexicoat family

Flexicoat 1500

Hauzer’s largest batch coating system

Metalliner

Vertical inline coating system

Triboliner

Horizontal inline coating system

Geraldine Villain

Coatings and materials process leader at Delphi
“There are many coating companies that deliver ready-made recipes in their machines. But when we really have a specific request and the solution doesn’t exist yet, Hauzer is our valued partner. We worked with them before, they are open in their cooperation and they have a broad technology portfolio to start with.”

Would you like to know more?

Please contact Geert-Jan Fransen (Tribological)

    Geert-Jan Fransen

    Geert-Jan Fransen

    Product Manager

    Please contact Emilio Rodriguez Cabeo (decorative)

      Emilio Rodriguez Cabeo

      Emilio Rodriguez Cabeo

      Business Manager Cromatipic

      The Hauzer Team

      Our specialists for meeting your business needs.

      Geert-Jan Fransen

      Geert-Jan Fransen

      Product Manager
      Ruud Jacobs

      Ruud Jacobs

      Process Technology Manager
      Emilio Rodriguez Cabeo

      Emilio Rodriguez Cabeo

      Business Manager Cromatipic

      Industrial Components

      When you need the best wear-protective, low-friction coatings

      Extend the lifetime of industrial components with Hauzer’s wear-resistant, anti-sticking PVD coatings

      Industrial components



      In many industries, there are components whose performance and lifetime can be increased with the right surface treatment. Because industrial components come in so many shapes, sizes and uses, partnering with Hauzer can help you find the right coating for your application. Our tribological coatings are finetuned to application requirements in detail, and our most productive coating concepts are designed with costs in mind. The Hauzer Flexicoat® series produces excellent diamond-like carbon (DLC) and nitride coatings.


      Trends in industrial components

      Tailor-made solution for highly specific applications

      Because the industrial component market is so large, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for coatings for mechanical contacts

      A combination of wear resistance and friction reduction

      Strong trends in industrial components are the need to extend the component lifetime, which is usually a matter of wear resistance or reducing friction

      Continuous productivity increase

      Pre- and post-treatments are time consuming and best to be avoided if possible. Thin PVD coatings do not affect the surface profile of the industrial component, removing the need for post-coating machining or grinding.

      Need for unique surface properties

      As coatings are becoming more established in many industries, companies are starting to look at coatings to provide interesting surface properties such as electrical insulation

      Industrial component applications



      Coating projects for industrial components are as diverse as the markets they come from, so the following examples are mostly meant for inspiration. Do you have a business challenge that involves lifetime extension, wear protection or sustainability goals on certain components? Then our Hauzer engineers would love to work with you to find a PVD coating with the right combination of wear resistance and friction reduction. Each project is unique.

      Industrial areas where coatings have proven valuable:


      • Hydraulic components, which are part of many different types of vehicles and machinery
      • The semiconductor industry
      • Automotive industry: non-engine vehicle components, such as roller bearings, gears, brushes and seals in the transmission, steering, suspension and air conditioning systems of vehicles
      • Oil and gas industry: components for deep hole drilling and turbine blades
      • Heavy-duty machinery, for instance coatings on track pins for undercarriage systems
      • The printing industry
      • Power generation: for example, bearings for windmills
      • Food industry: wear and corrosion resistant coatings for food processing machines

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      Why Hauzer coating equipment

      In a market as varied as industrial components, why would you choose Hauzer to provide your coating equipment?


      • We are leaders in tribological coating solutions
      • Over the years, we have built an impressive customer base
      • We have a development partner attitude and work with our customers to develop specific solutions
      • Hauzer equipment features a wide range of state of the art tribological coatings
      • Our Flexicoat systems are available in several sizes and can be configured with exactly the right technologies for your business, such as cooling features to reduce cycle time and coating costs for low-temperature processes
      • Hauzer is known for our reliable and robust coating equipment and smooth coating operation
      • Thanks to our drive for quality, we manage an impressively low cost of ownership
      • We offer turn-key solutions that include all necessary auxiliary, pre- and post-treatment equipment

      Coating solutions for industrial components

      Read on to learn more about the Hauzer solutions in your sector.
      A partnership with Hauzer will help you achieve your goals, now and in the future.

      Other Coatings

      The right equipment for your business

      The following Hauzer machines are interesting for businesses in the industrial components sector.

      Flexicoat 850

      Compact and powerful

      Flexicoat 1250

      The latest addition to the Hauzer Flexicoat family

      Flexicoat 1500

      Hauzer’s largest batch coating system

      Metalliner

      Vertical inline coating system

      Triboliner

      Horizontal inline coating system

      Vikram Bedekar

      Materials Specialist at Timken Technology Center
      “Application support, technical support and the on-time delivery, it’s all exceptional.”

      Would you like to know more?

      Please contact Geert-Jan Fransen

        Geert-Jan Fransen

        Geert-Jan Fransen

        Product Manager

        The Hauzer Team

        Our specialists for meeting your business needs.

        Geert-Jan Fransen

        Geert-Jan Fransen

        Product Manager
        Ruud Jacobs

        Ruud Jacobs

        Process Technology Manager

        Aerospace

        Coatings for a highly competitive and regulated market

        In aerospace, safety is paramount and fuel efficiency is becoming increasingly important – placing heavy requirements on coating applications

        Aerospace



        Aerospace is a challenging market, where components are under tremendous stress. Specialised coatings help these components meet the strict safety and environmental demands that are in place. Erosion protection dominates PVD coatings for the cold section of the engine, while non-engine components need strong wear-resistant and friction-reducing qualities. In this highly regulated market, having a technology partner such as Hauzer by your side is key to a successful coating development project.


        Trends in aerospace

        Extend maintenance cycles

        Maintenance is a constant pressure in aerospace, as the entire aeroplane needs to be taken apart and reassembled on a regular basis. Manufacturers and airlines are looking for coatings that can help improve the time between maintenance cycles

        Increase reliability of components

        In aerospace, your life might literally depend on the right coating. That means it is a strongly regulated market where innovations have to prove themselves many times over

        Environmental impact

        Sustainability concerns are plaguing airlines and policymakers. Lightweight components, engines that provide better fuel efficiency, and reduced need for lubricants are important drivers in aeroplane design and coating demand

        Aerospace coating applications



        In the aerospace market, there is a need for all types of coatings:


        • decorative coatings for the aeroplane interior design
        • wear-resistant and low-friction coatings for mechanical components such as actuators, fasteners, airframe components, bearings, gears, seals, landing gear components and parts of the hydraulics system
        • Erosion- and temperature-resistant coatings for engine components and any other elements that are in contact with the intake and exhaust gases

        Each case is unique, so Hauzer engineers will work with you to determine your coating requirements and the best technological solution. Customers using Hauzer equipment have been able to meet Airbus process specifications (AIPS 02-04-007) and have achieved AS EN 9100 certifications. We can also address all of your CVD, CVI and CVA requirements through our subsidiary IHI Bernex AG.

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        Why Hauzer coating equipment

        In the aerospace market, quality standards are very high. The same is true for Hauzer.


        • We are leaders in tribological coating solutions
        • Over the years, we have built an impressive customer base
        • We have a development partner attitude and work with our customers to develop specific solutions
        • Hauzer equipment features a wide range of state of the art tribological coatings
        • Our Flexicoat systems are available in several sizes and can be configured with exactly the right technologies for your business, such as cooling features to reduce cycle time and coating costs for low-temperature processes
        • Hauzer is known for our reliable and robust coating equipment and smooth coating operation
        • We manage high quality and an impressively low cost of ownership at the same time
        • We offer turn-key solutions including auxiliary equipment
        • IHI Bernex AG is the world’s leading supplier of CVD equipment and can assist you with all CVD related topics

        Coating solutions for the aerospace

        We deliver solutions that match your goals, now and in the future.

        The right equipment for your business

        The following Hauzer machines are interesting for businesses in the aerospace sector.

        Flexicoat 850

        Compact and powerful

        Flexicoat 1250

        The latest addition to the Hauzer Flexicoat family

        Flexicoat 1500

        Hauzer’s largest batch coating system

        Burkhard Scholz

        Managing Director at EC Europ Coating
        “We chose a Hauzer machine to establish our expertise on the medical technology market and to reach our commercial aims as soon as possible. Now the machine is running for more than a year and we can say we made the right choice. We are growing within our market and are considering a second machine.”

        Would you like to know more?

        Please contact Geert-Jan Fransen

          Geert-Jan Fransen

          Geert-Jan Fransen

          Product Manager

          The Hauzer Team

          Our specialists for meeting your business needs.

          Geert-Jan Fransen

          Geert-Jan Fransen

          Product Manager
          Ruud Jacobs

          Ruud Jacobs

          Process Technology Manager

          Fuel Cell

          Be a part of the
          fuel cell revolution

          Electrification of the world’s vehicles is picking up speed and creating huge business opportunities for coating providers and manufacturers of bipolar plates

          Fuel cells



          Fuel cell technology for light-weight, compact fuel cell stacks is key to accelerating electric vehicle adoption – and this technology is maturing fast. Automotive types of fuel cells require coating on thin, stainless steel and titanium separator plates, known as bipolar plates, and the demand for this coating is expected to explode in coming years. With Hauzer’s decades of experience with carbon-based, corrosion-resistant coating technology, we can provide industrial-scale solutions for a low cost per coating.


          Trends in fuel cells

          Explosive growth

          The annual production of fuel cell cars in 2030 is expected to be at one million passenger vehicles and more than one million commercial vehicles per year.

          Scale is the make-or-break factor

          The automotive market is looking for robust, lightweight fuel cell components that are as cost-effective as possible, which means scaling up is critical for companies interested in this market.

          Fuel cell lifetime is of the essence

          The lifetime requirement for passenger vehicle fuel cell stacks is at least 5000 hours and the expectation is that this will gradually increase to 10,000 hours in the next years.

          Fuel cell applications



          Bipolar plates are the separator plates in proton-exchange membrane fuel cells. They need to be coated with a protective film to enable a stable performance and high lifetime. The coating needs to enable high conductivity while protecting against corrosion and oxidation, and needs to stay intact in the fuel cell environment during at least 5000 hours of use. This performance requirement will soon rise to 10,000 hours in the near future.


          The Hauzer bipolar plate coating has the capacity to meet those requirements, as proven in tests by a variety of renowned companies and institutes.

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          Why Hauzer coating equipment

          Although fuel cell coating is a relatively new market, especially at the rates we are expecting in the near future, Hauzer has decades of relevant experience.


          • 30+ years of creating low-cost carbon-based anti-corrosion coatings for automotive applications
          • We have done extensive R&D work and have received test results from renowned institutes
          • At our competence centre, we have worked on bipolar plate sampling on industrial machines
          • With our Flexicoat and Metalliner systems, we have a product offering for both low and high volumes
          • Our experts can assist companies in production scaling for this new market, starting with a coating service provider and then scaling to your own machines
          • Hauzer systems are designed to enable very low cost of ownership

          Coating solutions for fuel cells

          Read on to learn more about the Hauzer solutions for coating bipolar plates. A partnership with Hauzer will help you achieve your goals, now and in the future.

          Fuel Cell Coatings

          The right equipment for your business

          These Hauzer machines are interesting for businesses in the fuel cell market, providing coating capacity up to very high volumes. For lower coating volumes, Hauzer happily refers you to Ionbond for a service solution.

          Flexicoat 1500

          Hauzer’s largest batch coating system

          Metalliner

          Vertical inline coating system

          Burkhard Scholz

          Managing Director at EC Europ Coating
          “We chose a Hauzer machine to establish our expertise on the medical technology market and to reach our commercial aims as soon as possible. Now the machine is running for more than a year and we can say we made the right choice. We are growing within our market and are considering a second machine.”

          Would you like to know more?

          Please contact Roel Bosch

            Roel Bosch

            Roel Bosch

            New Business Developer

            The Hauzer Team

            Our specialists for meeting your business needs.

            Geert-Jan Franssen

            Geert-Jan Franssen

            Product Manager
            Ruud Jacobs

            Ruud Jacobs

            Process Technology Manager

            Tools

            Your partner in the tool market

            With Hauzer technology, you can configure a coating machine to meet your requirements for cutting and forming tool coatings

            Proven excellence in tool coatings



            The tool coating market is large and varied. Over the years, Hauzer has become a preferred supplier for many large cutting and forming tool makers, as well as many job coaters worldwide. You can rely on our expertise for high-performance coating technologies, such as CARC+ Flex, and for our cost-effective machine design. Hauzer machines are robust and reliable, regardless of size, and combine a high target efficiency combined with fast deposition technologies to give you the best cost of ownership in tool coatings. Through our subsidiary IHI Bernex AG, we can also assist you with CVD coating solutions with excellent wear and corrosion protection.

            Explore Hauzer’s expertise in cutting and forming tools

            The cutting and forming tools markets have many similarities in coating requirements, but also some important differences.
            Read on to learn more about our expertise.

            Cutting tools

            Razor sharp edges and long cutting tool lifetime

            The right coating can dramatically increase cutting tool lifetime and performance – an excellent way to stand out as tool manufacturer or coating service provider

            Cutting tools



            The thin, hard coatings deposited by physical vapour deposition (PVD) extend lifespan and performance of cutting tools many times over. With a Hauzer machine, you can offer the right coating for the job, regardless of the tool. Hauzer technology offers a strong range of general machining coatings such as TiAlN and AlCrN, produced with CARC+ Flex technology. We also excel at multilayer and hybrid coatings that create extra options for niche markets, such as machining non-ferrous metals or Ti- and Ni-alloys.


            Trends in cutting tools

            Continuous increase of productivity

            Tool manufacturers can stand out by offering tools that help their customers increase productivity. The right coating can boost cutting speed, decrease cutting forces and increase longevity

            Increasing use of lightweight materials

            With sustainability high on the agenda for manufacturers and lawmakers, more cutting tools are needed for lightweight materials such as aluminium, titanium, and fibre-reinforced plastics

            Growth in difficult-to-machine substrates

            Use of stainless steels (fuel cell), hardened steels (general engineering) and nickel alloys (aerospace) is growing apace. Cutting tools for these applications require low-adhesive coatings such as ta-C

            Reduction of coolants

            Increasingly, manufacturers are looking to reduce coolant use, again for environmental reasons. Cutting tools for these applications need a highly heat-resistant coating

            Constant high quality

            Even though tools are accepted to wear out, consistent high quality can set a tool manufacturer apart from the competition. The right coating has a large stake in determining the final performance

            Digitalisation of the industry

            Taking advantage of improvements in digital processes can make a business much more efficient.

            Microtools

            In an age where the majority of people carry smart electronics with them all the time, there is increasing demand for the miniaturised tools needed to manufacture these types of products.

            Attractive colours

            Even in a performance-focused market such as the cutting tools market, there is room for non-performance-related characteristics to distinguish yourself. A variety of tool coating colours is a big trend these days.

            Cutting tool applications



            Whether you are a precision cutting tool manufacturer or a coating service provider, Hauzer technology can create a machine which delivers coatings to meet your business needs.


            Precision tool manufacturers
            As a precision cutting tool manufacturer, you need access to a wide range of coatings to meet the performance requirements for milling, turning, drilling, tapping, hobbing, skiving and sawing. The right coating can make the difference between a good tool and a great one.

            Hauzer can support you by setting up your machines for a broad coating portfolio that can be expanded with new recipes. Implement promising new technologies – which Hauzer is constantly researching – at an early stage to get ahead of the competition.

            Tool coating providers
            As a coating service provider, you need a portfolio of coatings for general machining conditions. This will allow you to combine batches of tools and offer your customers quicker turnaround times and a lower price point.

            Coating application examples


            • Using less coolant while milling at higher speeds
            • Thicker coatings to decrease internal stress for turning at higher speeds
            • Flute smoothness, improved chip removal and increased performance for deep hole drilling
            • Torque and wear reduction for tapping
            • Higher speeds and reduced coolant needs for hobbing, and improved ease of recoating
            • Thicker layers and a wider range of coatings for skiving at higher speeds
            • Improved lifetime and performance for sawing

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            Why Hauzer coating equipment

            How do Hauzer machines stand out in the cutting tool coating market?


            • Because one machine can deposit a large variety of coatings without time-consuming setup, you increase uptime, reduce cost of ownership and gain flexibility
            • Hauzer machines support developing your recipes, with support from our coating specialists
            • Hauzer machines were designed to be flexible which future-proofs your investment for changing markets
            • Hauzer machines come equipped with smart connectivity, ready for Industry 4.0

            In addition, if you are looking for a dedicated coating, our process engineers will partner with you to develop it. Al2O3 deposited by dual magnetron sputtering and T-mode is an example of a coating and technology resulting from a joint development project.

            Coating solutions for cutting tools

            Read on to learn more about the Hauzer solutions for cutting tool manufacturers. A partnership with Hauzer will
            help you achieve your goals, now and in the future.

            The right equipment for your business

            These Hauzer machines are interesting for businesses in the cutting tool market.

            Flexicoat 850

            Compact and powerful

            Flexicoat 1000

            Ideal productivity for high-performance coatings

            Flexicoat 1250

            The latest addition to the Hauzer Flexicoat family

            Bastian Gaedike

            Coating Engineer HORN
            “With other manufacturers you get a machine that is already set. With Hauzer, you can order a machine with all the upgrades and power supplies and flexibility you want.”

            Andreas Schneider

            Managing director of SAM Coating
            “I have always had an excellent collaboration with Hauzer, regardless of which department I dealt with. The robust technology of Hauzer machines makes it an easy decision to go with Hauzer, now and in the future.”

            Stefano Doglietto

            Production director and owner of UFS
            “We have a young team and we did a lot of trials and tests in our own lab before deciding which machine to buy. We are very happy that we found a machine that provides the best quality together with a competitive machine price.”

            Giovanni Chinaglia

            Part owner of miniTools Coating
            “We took a long time, three years, to decide which PVD coating machine we would choose. We tested many different machines. Repeatedly the coatings from the Hauzer Flexicoat® 850 gave the best performance, in addition with a great reliability of performance. Hauzer technology is a powerful new instrument to increase our market share.”

            Dr. Ke Yashi

            President at Suzhou Ahno Precision Cutting Tool Technology
            “Our choice for Hauzer equipment has been made because the company has developed some high performance coatings in recent years. Those coatings fully meet our drill requirements. The other reason for buying Hauzer equipment is their very high reliability. We are very satisfied to have Hauzer as our partner to be successful in the mature Chinese tool coating market.”

            Frederico Lanzoni

            Technical and process engineering manager of CRT
            “Flexibility is key for us and we can develop our own recipes in these machines with support from Hauzer. I like the fact that we can learn from each other, a two-way communication.”

            Would you like to know more?

            Please contact Louis Tegelaers

              Louis Tegelaers

              Louis Tegelaers

              Product Manager

              The Hauzer Team

              Our specialists for meeting your business needs.

              Louis Tegelaar

              Louis Tegelaar

              Product Manager
              Gabriela Negrea

              Gabriela Negrea

              Process Technology Manager

              Forming tools

              Improved productivity and performance in forming tools

              Offer increased forming tool lifetime with hard, smooth, anti-sticking and corrosion resistant coatings deposited with a specifically configured Hauzer machine

              Forming tools



              As coating service provider, you play a vital role in the life cycle of forming tools, which are cleaned, coated, polished, decoated and coated again many times over. With a Hauzer coating machine, you have access to the hard, smooth, anti-sticking and corrosion-resistant coatings that allow you to distinguish yourself in the market. The flexible, modular build can be configured to provide the coatings you need for today’s development goals, and upgraded to help you meet tomorrow’s.


              Trends in forming tools

              Increased tool size

              Today’s production technologies often call for larger tools

              Increasing use of lightweight materials

              With sustainability high on the agenda for manufacturers and policy makers, forming tools need to stand up to use on lightweight substrates such as aluminium, titanium, and Inconel, which causes additional wear on the tools

              Focus on productivity and cost

              Bringing down the cost per coating is important to stay competitive in a global market, which is why companies are always looking for efficiencies in labour, material use or tact time

              Specialisation

              Companies are looking to distinguish themselves in the market to build up a loyal customer base, who come back to them for their reliable results

              Forming tool applications



              Coatings are an important factor in producing high-quality forming tools and maintaining them during their lifespan.


              Moulds, dies, punches, and other forming tools may require coatings with anti-sticking properties and corrosion protection, in addition to more traditional characteristics like hardness and wear resistance.

              With the growing importance of ultra-high strength steels, the load on forming tools is higher than ever. For these applications, Hauzer offers the unique Nitrocoat solution: plasma nitriding and PVD coating in a single system, in the same batch, for much faster turnaround. The Nitrocoat process hardens the substrate surface and improves the adherence of the PVD coating. No polishing is needed between nitriding and coating, increasing the time efficiency even more.

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              Why Hauzer coating equipment

              The tool coating market is large and varied. Hauzer is a preferred supplier to many large forming tool makers as well as many job coaters worldwide. Why? With our combination of technologies, we can combine many important coatings and treatment steps in one machine, for instance coating, plasma nitriding and improved chemical cleaning. This makes Hauzer machines a critical part of a highly productive company.

              Coating solutions for forming tools

              Read on to learn more about the Hauzer solutions for forming tool manufacturers.
              A partnership with Hauzer will help you achieve your goals, now and in the future.

              The right equipment for your business

              These Hauzer machines are interesting for businesses in the forming tool market.

              Flexicoat 850

              Compact and powerful

              Flexicoat 1000

              Ideal productivity for high-performance coatings

              Flexicoat 1250

              The latest addition to the Hauzer Flexicoat family

              Flexicoat 1500

              Hauzer’s largest batch coating system

              Thomas Passberger

              Division manager Coating & Hardening of Dörrenberg Edelstahl
              “Our reason to buy the Hauzer machine were threefold. We wanted more capacity, we wanted to coat larger tools and we saw the immense advantages of the new technology.”

              Would you like to know more?

              Please contact Louis Tegelaers

                Louis Tegelaers

                Louis Tegelaers

                Product Manager

                The Hauzer Team

                Our specialists for meeting your business needs.

                Louis Tegelaers

                Louis Tegelaers

                Product Manager
                Gabriela Negrea

                Gabriela Negrea

                Process Technology Manager

                Sanitary, door hardware & household appliances

                Sanitary hardware, household appliances and door handles



                Building décor and household appliances have become focused on luxury for a larger section of the population in recent years. That means colour variety and trends have become as important as scratch resistance for these products. With the flexibility of Hauzer coating equipment, you are always ready to switch to the next trendy colour at an excellent cost of ownership. And with Hauzer as a technology partner, you can be sure you will always have the latest colour recipes in your portfolio.


                Trends in sanitary and door hardware and household appliances

                Changing colours

                The market follows the fashion trends, so it is important to stay up to date with what the important designers are doing and to make sure your coating portfolio includes the right statement colours

                More diversity in trends than ever

                Consumers are demanding more colour in their daily lives than ever before, and PVD is growing as a technology to keep up with this demand for colour on a wide range of products

                Increasing item size

                Bathroom and kitchen design has shifted to aesthetics and luxury, which leads to bigger showers and taps

                Wider range of coloured coating

                Successful coating providers are those who provide as many fashionable coating colours as possible, such as rose gold and black

                Substrate flexibility

                Many complex products combine metal and plastic pieces that need to look identical with a coating

                Antibacterial coatings

                Items such as door handles, bathroom fixtures and light switches can be given antibacterial properties to reduce the risk of infectious diseases

                Chrome is king

                Chrome colour remains the most popular finish on sanitary hardware, and is used as design element on kitchen appliances as well

                High-productivity or multipurpose machines

                Coating providers want to get the highest utilisation out of their coating machines: reducing maintenance, shortening cycle times and using the machine to full capacity

                Applications



                With the flexibility of the equipment and technology and the ease of the operating system, all colours can be produced in the same Hauzer system simply by selecting the desired process. This results in optimized cost of ownership and the possibility to react to the fast-changing market requirements of fashion.


                Sanitary and door hardware
                As the market for building décor is increasingly driven by design and fashion, manufacturers and coating service providers need to be able to provide a wide range of colours to meet the expectations of their customers. Hauzer equipment and processes are designed to apply high-quality finishes on a wide range of substrate materials, such as stainless steel, titanium and electroplated brass, die cast zinc and plastic. The reproducibility of the coating quality is excellent. Decorative PVD coatings also add value with their increased hardness, scratch and wear resistance, and a finish that does not change over time.

                Household appliances
                The market for household appliances is growing, due to the expanding middle class in emerging economies. In countries with mature markets, suppliers need to distinguish themselves from their competitors by offering new designs and finishes as well as smart features.

                The trends in sanitary and door hardware call for a range of attractive PVD coating colours. The same finishes, such as matte black, are also popular on kitchen appliances. Chrome is also a finish that has held its importance in the market for decades. Cromatipic, Hauzer’s environmentally friendly alternative to chrome plating on plastic, is the perfect solution when matte or polished chrome finishes are needed.

                Chrome electroplating is under pressure due to health and safety issues. Cromatipic is a REACH-compliant solution that is free of hexavalent chrome. It offers designers more opportunities than classical plating finishes, because it can be applied to incorporate design features such as translucency into the smart features of the devices.

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                Why Hauzer coating equipment

                Hauzer has been a pioneer in decorative PVD coatings for the last 25 years.


                • Hauzer coating equipment provides the most consistent colours per batch, even over complex 3D shapes, which saves time in finding the components that match and results in less scrap during manufacturing
                • We have a strong client base. Customers in North and South America, Europe and Asia have been using our equipment and turn-key solutions to apply decorative coatings on sanitary and door hardware
                • We work with our customers to meet their business needs, for instance by sharing free coating recipes and offering sampling services free of charge
                • Although we are machine builders, we are continuously investing in new recipes for new, trend-building colours
                • Cromatipic coating solutions are a proven, sustainable alternative to chrome plating, compliant with all regulations including the EU regulations for 2027
                • Cromatipic coatings are offered both through our Cromatipic systems and as a coating service at our facility in Spain

                Coating solutions

                We deliver solutions that match with your goals, now and in the future.

                Decorative Coatings

                The right equipment for your business

                These Hauzer machines are interesting for businesses in the decorative market.

                Flexicoat 1250

                The latest addition to the Hauzer Flexicoat family

                Flexicoat 1500

                Hauzer’s largest batch coating system

                Metalliner

                Vertical inline coating system

                Triboliner

                Horizontal inline coating system

                Ronaldo Ruas

                Factory Engineering Manager at Deca
                “In our experience, Hauzer makes very user-friendly machines. It is easy to train our operators. With low daily maintenance needs and a reliable process, we can keep our Hauzer Flexicoat® 1500 running almost continuously. It is very easy to see what the machine is doing and what we need to pay attention to.”

                Would you like to know more?

                Please contact Huub Vercoulen

                  Huub Vercoulen

                  Huub Vercoulen

                  Product Manager

                  The Hauzer Team

                  Our specialists for meeting your business.

                  Huub Vercoulen

                  Huub Vercoulen

                  Product Manager
                  Andreas Fuchs

                  Andreas Fuchs

                  Process Engineer
                  Emilio Rodriguez Cabeo

                  Emilio Rodriguez Cabeo

                  Business Manager Cromatipic

                  Luxury products

                  Premium quality determines
                  the market

                  With luxury products, perceived value is everything – and that includes a premium coating in the right colour

                  Luxury items



                  Luxury items have always been about aesthetics first. Premium quality, perfect detailing, for a product that customers are proud to be seen with. The right PVD coating can raise a product’s quality and durability at the same time. With the flexibility of Hauzer coating equipment, producers of luxury items are always ready to switch to the next trendy colour at an excellent cost of ownership. And with Hauzer as a technology partner, you will always have the latest colour recipes in your portfolio.


                  Trends in luxury market

                  Changing colours

                  The market follows the fashion trends, so it is important to stay up to date with what the important designers are doing and to make sure your coating portfolio includes the right statement colours.

                  More diversity in trends than ever

                  Consumers are demanding more colour in their daily lives than ever before, and PVD is growing as a technology to keep up with this demand for colour on a wide range of products

                  Increasing item size

                  Bathroom and kitchen design has shifted to aesthetics and luxury, which leads to bigger showers and taps

                  Wider range of coloured coating

                  Successful coating providers are those who provide as many fashionable coating colours as possible, such as rose gold and black

                  Substrate flexibility

                  Many complex products combine metal and plastic pieces that need to look identical with a coating

                  Antibacterial coatings

                  Items such as watches, eyewear and phone cases can be given antibacterial properties to reduce the risk of infectious diseases

                  High-productivity or multipurpose machines

                  Coating providers want to get the highest utilisation out of their coating machines: reducing maintenance, shortening cycle times and using the machine to full capacity

                  Luxury product applications



                  The luxury market is the most fashion-sensitive market. Watches, eyewear, jewelry – designers and influencers can affect sales trends to an extent previously unheard of. That means that coating providers need to be ready to pivot at a moment’s notice. With the flexibility of Hauzer equipment and technology and the ease of the machine’s operating system, our customers can produce all colours in the same system simply by selecting the desired process. This results in optimized cost of ownership and the possibility to react to fast-changing fashions.

                  The Hauzer coating equipment and processes are designed to apply high-quality finishes on a wide range of substrate materials, such as stainless steel, titanium and electroplated brass, die cast zinc and plastic. The reproducibility of the coating quality is excellent. The added value of the decorative PVD coating is the increased hardness, scratch and wear resistance and a finish that does not change over time.

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                  Why Hauzer coating equipment

                  Hauzer has been a pioneer in decorative PVD coatings for the last 20 years.


                  • Hauzer coating equipment provides the most consistent colours per batch, even over complex 3D shapes, which saves time in finding the components that match and results in less scrap during manufacturing
                  • We have a strong client base. Customers in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia have been using our equipment and turn-key solutions to apply decorative coatings on sanitary and door hardware
                  • We work with our customers to meet their business needs, for instance by sharing free coating recipes and offering sampling services free of charge
                  • Although we are machine builders, we are continuously investing in new recipes for new, trend building colours

                  Coating solutions

                  We deliver solutions that match with your goals, now and in the future.

                  Decorative Coatings

                  The right equipment for your business

                  These Hauzer machines are interesting for businesses in the decorative market.

                  Flexicoat 1250

                  The latest addition to the Hauzer Flexicoat family

                  Flexicoat 1500

                  Hauzer’s largest batch coating system

                  Metalliner

                  Vertical inline coating system

                  Ronaldo Ruas

                  Factory Engineering Manager at Deca
                  “In our experience, Hauzer makes very user-friendly machines. It is easy to train our operators. With low daily maintenance needs and a reliable process, we can keep our Hauzer Flexicoat® 1500 running almost continuously. It is very easy to see what the machine is doing and what we need to pay attention to.”

                  Would you like to know more?

                  Please contact Huub Vercoulen

                    Huub Vercoulen

                    Huub Vercoulen

                    Product Manager

                    The Hauzer Team

                    Our specialists for meeting your business.

                    Huub Vercoulen

                    Huub Vercoulen

                    Product Manager
                    Andreas Fuchs

                    Andreas Fuchs

                    Process Engineer

                    Medical

                    Coatings that contribute
                    to human health

                    The medical sector sees a growing need for coatings, making this an interesting growth area for coating service providers and manufacturers of medical equipment and implants

                    Medical



                    Medical manufacturers have long used PVD coatings to improve surgical tool identification and reduce glare in the operating room. Now, functional coatings for wear resistance, tool lifetime extension, antibacterial properties and reduced friction between sliding components are making inroads in this market. PVD coatings can be thin, hard, smooth, biocompatible and very durable, making them ideal for anything from precision surgical instruments to artificial joints that need to safely last for years on years.


                    Trends in medical coatings

                    Fast growth

                    The medical industry is one of the fastest growing industries, due to growing and ageing populations and improved healthcare in emerging economies

                    Moving beyond aesthetics

                    After decades of mostly using coatings for colour-coding of surgical tools and creating a premium finish, manufacturers are now seeing the benefit of coating for wear resistance, friction reduction, antifouling, tool lifetime extension and other functional characteristics

                    Advanced prostheses

                    The science of prosthetics is advancing rapidly, leading to developments in bone, dental and joint prostheses. These applications all require low friction, excellent wear and fatigue resistance, and biocompatibility

                    High safety standards

                    For medical applications, considerations such as biocompatibility, chemical inertness and a toxin-free deposition process are critical

                    Improvement of tool performance

                    The right PVD coating can help surgical devices retain their edge and shape longer, while making them easier to clean and autoclave

                    Medical applications



                    In the medical field, companies are becoming increasingly innovative in the use of coatings.


                    • Colour-coding and anti-glare for surgical tools
                    • Hard, wear-resistant, biocompatible coatings for implants
                    • Antibacterial properties for multi-use surgical devices
                    • Anti-fouling and anti-corrosion characteristics to facilitate cleaning and extend tool lifetime
                    • Temperature protection to withstand autoclaving
                    • Low-friction coatings for medical screws, drills and taps
                    • Sharper cutting edges for cleaner cuts and better healing
                    • Lubrication-free operation of powered instruments

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                    Why Hauzer coating equipment

                    For medical applications, as in other industries where safety is an issue, a careful, thorough approach and a high standard of quality is an important consideration when choosing a technology partner. Hauzer has built a reputation for such an approach, and has the technologies and process engineering expertise to bring a development project in the medical market to a success.

                    Hauzer R&D will work with you to design coatings with the right characteristics for your application.

                    And with our flexible, modular equipment line, we can build a machine to provide those coatings at high productivity and excellent cost of ownership. Customers using Hauzer equipment have been able to achieve the ISO 13485 medical certification.

                    Coating solutions for the medical market

                    A variety of functional and decorative coatings that can be applied for medical uses is available on Hauzer machines.
                    We deliver solutions that match with your goals, now and in the future.

                    Decorative Coatings

                    The right equipment for your business

                    These Hauzer machines are interesting for businesses in the medical sector.

                    Flexicoat 850

                    Compact and powerful

                    Flexicoat 1000

                    Ideal productivity for high-performance coatings

                    Burkhard Scholz

                    Managing Director at EC Europ Coating
                    “We chose a Hauzer machine to establish our expertise on the medical technology market and to reach our commercial aims as soon as possible. Now the machine is running for more than a year and we can say we made the right choice. We are growing within our market and are considering a second machine.”

                    Would you like to know more?

                    Please contact Geert-Jan Fransen

                      Geert-Jan Fransen

                      Geert-Jan Fransen

                      Product Manager

                      The Hauzer Team

                      Our specialists for meeting your business needs.

                      Geert-Jan Fransen

                      Geert-Jan Fransen

                      Product Manager
                      Ruud Jacobs

                      Ruud Jacobs

                      Process Technology Manager