for the challenges of our time

The properties of surfaces and interfaces are often decisive for the functionality of a component or a product. These properties can be specifically modified by coatings. Often, the coatings must only be a few atomic layers thick in order to function. These coatings must have a very homogeneous structure and be free of impurities. And this can only be achieved by deposition under vacuum conditions.

VON ARDENNE specializes in physical vapor deposition (PVD) processes. The coating material is transferred to a vapor stream and condenses as an adhesive layer on the component. Material, composition, structure and thickness influence the electrical, optical, chemical, thermal or mechanical properties of the entire component. 

From the beginning in the 1950s, VON ARDENNE was involved in the development of electron beam evaporation. And VON ARDENNE also took a pioneering role in the development of magnetron sputtering technology in the 1970s.

Both processes are still the most important technologies in our coating systems. This is because they are extremely versatile and have been industrially proven. 

In addition, other technologies of the VON ARDENNE Group, such as ion beam processes or arc evaporation as well as chemical vapor deposition processes (PECVD or ALD), can be integrated into the company's coating systems.

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Extensive technology portfolio

for various industries

Supporting customers with scaling

of technologies & processes

Testing of product features & sampling

in our own Techical Application Center

Successful kick off: Sustainability Network Dresden meets at VON ARDENNE

On November 22, 2022, VON ARDENNE hosted the first meeting of the Sustainability Network Dresden, which was launched on the initiative of the Dresden…

Digital Solutions for Resource Efficiency in Glass Coating

The recent discussion about climate neutrality and shifting the energy industry towards it is focusing on the development of renewable energy sources.…

Automated process stabilization for glass coating - with VA PROCESSMASTER

In this video, Harald Hagenström, vice president glass, introduces the VA PROCESSMASTER. This tool enables our customers to create complex and…

VON ARDENNE at the AVS 2022 - Key Takeaways

This video provides some insights into the AVS68 in Pittsburgh. Brian Cohen and Daniel Radach from VON ARDENNE North America talk about their…

Coating Equipment for Precision Optical Coatings

A crucial prerequisite for precision optics to function is high-precision coatings that make use of the interference properties and, thereby, provide…

What makes electron-beam assisted PVD coating so special?

The ability to coat a multitude of surfaces with specific materials is extremely important for providing technologies and products for our everyday…

Perovskite PV: Status, Importance and Manufacturing Technologies

Some say that solar energy is the new oil. And perovskite solar cells appear to be the latest technology trend in the industry offering a huge…

What is the most efficient way to melt refractory and reactive metals?

Refractory and reactive metals have extraordinary properties such as resistance to heat, corrosion, and wear. These are extremely interesting…

Magnetron Sputtering: How It Began and How VON ARDENNE Became a Technology Pioneer

What is extremely thin, almost invisible and transforms a piece of glass into a touch screen surface that is easy to clean? Or into a windshield that…

VIDEO: Future Trends in Photovoltaics | Cleantech Conversations

In this first episode of our new series Cleantech Conversations, we have interviewed Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief at pv magazine about future…

29.03.2023 - 31.03.2023

Booth: 14 / E36
Bologna, BolognaFiere

13.04.2023 - 14.04.2023
nPV Workshop Delft 2023

Delft, Technical University

18.04.2023 - 20.04.2023
Bonding 2023

Booth: nn / nn
Dresden, Technical University

19.04.2023 - 22.04.2023
TiExpo Baoji 2023

Booth: B / 360
Baoji, Exhibition Center


25.04.2023 - 26.04.2023
OptecNet Fürstenfeldbruck 2023

Fürstenfeldbruck, Veranstaltungsforum


Am Hahnweg 8
01328 Dresden