Department of Advanced Technologies
The Department of Advanced Technologies is conducts research, prepares expertises, develops controlled gas nitriding and PVD technologies as well as services relating to these processes. The Department cooperates with research facilities in Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and Germany.
IMP has developed the technology of controlled gas nitriding – the licence was sold to Nitrex Metal Inc. (Canada). Employees of the Department keep working on the improvement of gas nitriding technologies and processes in industrial applications.
Since the formation of the Department (1992), it has developed and implemented a number of nitriding technologies, in particular for the following companies: PZL WSK Rzeszów, PZL WSK Kalisz, WZL nr 4, PZL Mielec, Wropol, Stalko, Hydrobis and Polskamp, and performed over 1000 special nitriding processes. The Department also conducts research on environmentally friendly technologies of producing hard coatings such as TiN, TiCN TiN, TiCN, TiC, CrN, TIAlCN and TiAlC using the PVD method.