Technical Conference  /  May 08, 2023  -  May 11, 2023

65th Annual SVC Technical Conference

The SVC Technical Conference takes place for the 66th time this year and is an important meeting point for experts in the field of vacuum coating technologies. The content of the conference combines research and production and offers participants insights into the latest trends and developments.

TechCon is divided into a scientific program, where different technologies and applications are presented, and an educational program, which offers a wide range of tutorials and courses. Thus, participants benefit from a wide range of opportunities for information and education.

In addition there will be an exhibition on May 09 and 10 with many different exhibitors from the industry.

This year the Fraunhofer IST is again participating with several contributions to the scientific program of the conference as well as a booth at the exhibition. In the following we give you an overview of all the institute's participations:




May 6, 2023, 9:30 AM - 05:30 PM

Dr.-Ing. Ralf Bandorf 

”HIPIMS Applications” 


May 8, 2023, 9:30 PM - 17:30 AM

Dr.-Ing. Ralf Bandorf  / Dipl.-Phys. Holger Gerdes

”Application of Reactive Sputtering”



Lectures and posters


Dipl.-Phys. Stefan Bruns

”Extending the Potential of Optical Monitoring Software by Full Machine Control and Quality Assurance”


Chris Britze

”Uniformity Control of Optical Precision Coatings on 2D and 3D Components”


Dr.-Ing. Ralf Bandorf

”Thin Film Coating Solutions for Hydrogen Economy”


Stefan Körner M.Sc.

”In-Situ Process Control of Reactive HIPIMS Based on Optical Emission Spectroscopy”


Dr. Volker Sittinger

”Optimization of Indium Zinc Oxide TCOs with Serial Reactive Co-Sputtering for Perovskite-Silicon Tandem Solar Cell Applications”


Dr. Andreas Pflug

”CVD-Deposition on 3D Substrates Tailored by a Digital Twin”


Phillip Reinders M.Sc.

”Development of a Model to Predict the Thickness of the S-Phase and Corrosion Behavior of Plasma-Nitrided Austenitic Steels”