Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces
Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces (HES) is a E2E process provider and technical partner for innovative functional metallic surfaces. Based on extensive research and many years of development work, they offer smart production processes for electrochemical surface finishing that go beyond the limitations of even state-of-the-art galvanic coatings. Their surface modification technologies are ideal for space used light weight metal parts.
Technologies and competences
Smart processes for electrochemical surface finishing, application of new processes to industrial facilities, process control, layer characterisation and failure analysis (Austria's largest galvanic lab). Products are multifunctional coatings by pulse plating, high-Quality nanowires, processes and finishing modules for additive manufactured metal parts, and part-integrated sensor surfaces.
Products and services in space
- Electrochemical pulse plating
- Hirtisation of metal AM parts
- Pulsed plasma electrolytic oxidation
Space related test benches, laboratories, etc.
Pulsed Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) for light weight materials like Ti, Mg, Al, and similar.