Technical Advance


RTM development steps in Karlsruhe
1958 Neutron Activation in a Nuclear Reactor

Complete part is radioactive.
Some metals can be activated.
High effort for radiation protection.
Accuracy: µg, µm.

1964 Thin Layer Activation Using Ion Accelerators (TLA)

Active depth of 20 µm to 2 mm in the wear zone.
Metalls, alloys, some ceramic materials can be activated.
Low effort for radiation protection.
Accuracy: sub-µg, sub-µm.

2008 Ultra Thin Layer Activation UTLA

Active depth of some µm.
Most of polymer and ceramic materials can be activated (DLC, PTFE, PEEK,...)
Licence unnecessary.
Accuracy: ng, nm.