Various materials are mechanically combined with one another. This technique is suitable for the easy production of multinary coatings (AlTi, TiAlSi, TiAlSiCr,..). The selection of the right target is dependent on the desired coating. Especially the plug-targets, bonded on a copper cooling plate, have proved to be successful with titanium-based coatings. Compared to other systems, the ideal adjustment of
target, process and cathode magnetic field leads to a high deposition rate and a better target utilization of about 30 per cent at a imultaneously ideal chemical coating composition. Due to the achievable power densities, mechanical stability and reproducibility, CemeCon exclusively uses plug-targets for titanium-based coatings. Titanium-based plug-targets are available in different compositions. For the development of new coatings, new targets can be delivered anytime without much effort.