The company employees have over 30 years of experience with the design, projects, and implementation of technologies in engineering. SAF received hundreds of various technological devices in the area of engineering, particularly surface treatments, thermal processing, division and welding, special technology, test devices, etc.
Our experience, extensive archive of processed technical documentation, and permanent monitoring of the latest information provides us with the options to design new technologies for the customers in optimum mode. The design of new technology includes the necessity of the investment devices and the use of knowledge from various fields. Our implementation team includes technicians, design, and construction employees, also structural engineer, material engineer, and other necessary professions for correct design of technology.
The company offers the advisory activities for the completion of analysis of the existing state, the analysis of the issues, and the design of the optimum solution. It is possible via the assessment, analysis, and designer of feasibility.
Within the technical help, the company is able to perform various tests within the scope required for the technology verification.
Company strategy for research and development for the period from 2015 to 2020
Additionally to the main activity, the device production for the surface treatment, S.A.F. Praha spol. s r.o. focuses on research and development in this area. In order to keep the company in the lead considering the technical and science development, it opens several new innovation projects in the area of research and development every year. It cooperates with many recognised research organisations within this activity, e.g. Department of Manufacturing Technology FS ČVUT, SVÚOM etc.
In the past the company participated in several programs for business and innovation support. During one program, the company received ‘Innovation voucher’ for the solution of the innovation project ‘Cast materials for spinning units parts’. This project was successfully resolved together with the Department of Manufacturing Technology FS ČVUT Praha. The development and research projects considering various topics relate to the surface treatment field and material engineering. The example is the research of hot sprayed coating of aluminium and zinc in cooperation with SVÚOM Praha, the development of enclosed nozzle for electrical arc devices for hot spraying or a project focused on the development of materials resistant to erosion wear.
The company focuses on the area of the investment in research and innovations, particularly the construction of new test workplace for the devices, verification of prototypes and testing of new technological procedures in the technology of surface treatments.
Currently, the company has available several experimental jetting devices for the verification of technological jetting, and new test devices will be installed to test the erosion resistance of materials to enable the testing of various materials using a method so far technically unimplemented including the option of optical process monitoring.