The electron beam is a very flexible tool that can be used in a variety of processes for materials processing. The best known applications are welding and hardening, PVD coating by electron-beam evaporation, as well as sterilizing surfaces and modifying plastics.
Technology and process development as a package solution
At Fraunhofer FEP, electron-beam sources are developed for a wide range of applications and needs. The services offered range from technology and process development to the compilation of complete package solutions, including technology transfer. This includes the commissioning of processes in production, the scaling up of processes and technologies for industrial plants, the equipment of plants with key components as well as the retro-fit of existing plants.