The 10th International Conference THE A Coatings took place in Aachen, Germany. As in the preceding conferences the focus is on protective thin coatings and their application on components and tools. Scientists, engineers and technologists from academia and industry came together to present and discuss the latest developments in cutting-edge research and industrial applications.


Conference Topics


  • Materials
  • Technology
  • Pre- and Post-Treatment


Tribology / Properties

  • Testing Methods
  • Numerical Simulation


Manufacturing / Products

  • Forming Tools
  • Cutting Tools Components


Important Dates

  • November 1st 2012 Submission deadline for full papers
  • December 21st 2012 Notification of acceptance
  • February 1st 2013 Submission deadline for corrected paper
  • February 1st 2013 Registration deadline for presenting author
  • February 28th 2013 Deadline for partially refunded cancellation of registration (not possible for presenting authors)