Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies (CCD)

Fraunhofer USA's Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies (CCD) is located in East Lansing, Michigan. Since 1998 our team of experienced process engineers develops coating solutions based on physical and chemical vapor deposition (PVD, CVD) technologies. Our offered technologies include:

  • high performance wear resistant diamond-like carbon and ceramic coatings for tooling and component applications
  • the development of novel and proprietary coating solutions for customer applications
  • the development of applications and products for CVD diamond materials.

Our services include:

  • testing of coatings for customer applications,
  • development of new coating solutions for our customers based on Fraunhofer technologies,
  • deployment of such solutions for our customers.

Our goal is to provide our customers with competitive next generation coating solutions. Such solutions include materials, processes and equipment installations, as well as coating service agreements. As part of our services we provide our customers with access to state-of-the-art thin film coating and characterization equipment.

Since 2003 Fraunhofer CCD and Michigan State University closely collaborate on applied research and development projects in the areas of diamond and coatings technologies.


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Boron Doped Diamond MSU logo on a single crystal diamond substrate


Fraunhofer Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies closely cooperates with the Fraunhofer Institute for Materials and Beam Technology in Dresden, Germany, as well as Michigan State University’s College of Engineering. Since 2003 Fraunhofer USA and partner Michigan State University jointly work on advancing the state-of-the-art in CVD diamond synthesis and related applications development.


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Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik
Winterbergstr. 28
01277 Dresden, Germany

Phone +49 351 83391-0

Fax +49 351 83391-3300


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Michigan State University’s College of Engineering
Engineering Building
428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 3410, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1226, USA

Phone +1 517-355-5113

Quality Management System - ISO 9001:2008

Fraunhofer CCD is ISO 9001 certified since 2003.

“CCD’s quality policy is to continuously improve all processes that enable the center to provide quality services that meet our customer's needs and expectations within agreed technical and policy criteria, budgets and schedules.”



Engineering Research Complex

1449 Engineering Research Court

East Lansing, Michigan, 48824 - 1226, USA

Phone: +1 517 432 8709

Fax: +1 517 432 8167

Send Email: ccd-info@fraunhofer.org