Thin and Thick Film Coatings and applications in Aerospace Industry - Dr. Satish Dixit

When:  Sep 21, 2021 from 18:00 to 21:00 (PT)
Associated with  Los Angeles Chapter Community

Los Angeles Chapter: September 2021


Presenting Dr. Satish Dixit: 

Thin and Thick Film Coatings and applications in Aerospace Industry


Abstract: Coatings for wear, erosion, corrosion etc. have been implemented on over 500 different applications in the aerospace industry. This includes, aircrafts used for commercial as well as military purposes along with critical components used in the Space exploration applications. In this talk I will be primarily focusing on thin and thick film coatings particularly applicable to functional aerospace components that are subjected to severe wear, corrosion, erosion etc. Thin films are critical where post processing is not an option and thick films are essential on more robust applications where endurance and strength is desired. I will be highlighting some of the applications developed in house as well as the applications prevalent predominantly within the industry at large.      


Tuesday, September 21, 2021



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Dr. Satish Dixit is the Director of Engineering/R&D at Plasma Technology Inc., (PTI).  He leads a team of scientists and engineers in new development programs as well as assisting the production team in process development. Along with this he is also involved in new material and thick film thermal spray coating process development programs for various aerospace and automotive industries as well as several governments funded programs. Before joining PTI, he was a Senior Research Scientist at UES, Inc., Dayton, OH and successfully commercialized thin film coating process for die casting industries. Prior to that he was Senior Manager at Multi-Arc (now Ion Bond) India Limited, and was responsible for managing their hard coating production facility.  He has more than 25 years of hands-on experience in working with vacuum equipment and advanced thin and thick film deposition techniques, such as arc and thermal spray, and physical vapor deposition (PVD). He has few patents and several peer reviewed journal publications to his credit. He is also chair of Advanced Surface Engineering Division (ASED) of American Vacuum Society (AVS) and Education chair & vice chair of American Society of Metals (ASM) LA chapter.  




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