CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION Doctors and engineers support you in your R&D and innovation projects. A continuous resourcing of their knowledge, though the involvement in numerous collaborative projects, complete and efficient laboratory means, allow to carry out a reactive and effective R&D
CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION Doctors and engineers support you in your R&D and innovation projects. A continuous resourcing of their knowledge, though the involvement in numerous collaborative projects, complete and efficient laboratory means, allow to carry out a reactive and effective R&D.
Low pressure plasma (under vacuum)
CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION is actively working for the improvement of a cold plasma device under vacuum, allowing materials treatment, especially polymers (as biopolymers) sensitive to the temperature, chemical agents or powerful radiations effects.
This device have several plasma sources: microwaves, radiofrequency plasma and various couplings, including magnetic fields. An innovation, patented (with URCA) by CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION consists to generate a plasma exclusively inside a container, itself located inside a reactor. This technology was used to perform sterilizations treatment, but can be enlarge for others applications, as activation treatment of granular materials or thin layers by CVD.
For a decade or so, atmospheric pressure plasmas, allowing to freeing from the vacuum, raise a growing interest, as level scientific or industrial.
CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION has various devices allowing to get plasma at ambient pressure:
Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is a chemical process used to make solid material layers with high purity and hardness levels. CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION has an evaporation device for CVD thin layers (VDM from Bronkhorst®): this system allows the transformation of phases (organometallic precursors, organic compounds or other aqueous solutions) into steam by using a carrier gas and controlled heating. Thus, thin layers CVD generation can be performed in both cases: atmospheric pressure and low pressure. Various surface treatment are complemented by:
Examples of applications
Evaluation of a Surface Mechanical Attrition Treatment (SMAT) on the scratch resistance of CoCrMo (CCM) material and the wear of a CCM/UHMWPE couple, used in hip prostheses :
Decrease of scratch’s density and deepness on the metallic material as well as the mass loss on the UHMWPE antagonist.
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Subscription to specialised magazines
Subscription to several scientific journals specialized on CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION skill fields. These journals are read and analysed by CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION staff who thus updates its skills and identify new developments likely to interest its customers
Documentary database and specialised technical data in the field of materials
Access to “Techniques de l’Ingénieur” (Engineering Techniques) and the complete collection of “ASM Handbooks”. These encyclopaedias are rich in technical data on processes and materials.
Access to database servers
Access to database servers, which can query several hundred specialised databases (bibliographic, technical data, directories, etc.).
Research and analyse patents tool
Professional tool allowing to directly query the patent databases of the European Patent Office (EPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), to extract relevant information according with a given topic, to analyse it and then to organise its monitoring.
Don’t limit your watch only to web search engines
Support for specific requests
CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION can support you in your development projects thanks to a personalised service combining its various skills:
Identification of your requirements or issues
Solutions research with our numerous databases and watching tools. (see above)
All kind of customized analyses and tests performing, with the CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION facilities.
Support for research of funding
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« Crédit Impôt Recherche » (CIR, research tax credit) and » Crédit Impôt Innovation » (CII, innovation tax credit. Only for companies located in France.
As a Technology Resource Centre (CRT), CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION is approved for the Research Tax Credit (CIR) and the Innovation Tax Credit (CII).
CIR is a tax reduction aid based on your company’s Research & Development expenditure and designed to encourage research and technological innovation.
CII is tax credit based on expenditures incurred in favour of “the design, conception of prototypes or pilot installations of new products”. Only SMEs in the European sense of the term can benefit from it.
Thus, this agreement allows to our customers which perform R&D activities to reduce the cost of performance entrusted to CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION, subject to their eligibility.
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