ionPOWDERTM : Ion implantation and coatings on powders

IONICS has developed an innovative low-pressure plasma ion implantation and coating process to reinforce and modify powders, grains, and loose parts.

The equipment will contribute to powder’s surface treatment with :

  • Ion implantation with our ionGUN2000TM , an ECR ion sources.
  • PVD and PECVD processes allowing new alloys with rare elements, core shells hybrid structure, nano structuration to reach enhanced properties of commercial low cost powders*.


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* The combination of PVD/PECVD coating technologies in ionPOWDERTM is optional.

Main process advantages:

  • Low temperature surface treatment: bulk materials initial properties are preserved
  • Parts geometry respected: no machining resumption
  • Precise and localized surface treatment: process time and final technical performances optimized
  • Electrical conductivity is not necessary: any insulating materials might be treated
  • Environmental friendly dry process.