Then, AeonClad works to build the right process for a given material system. At times, work with a customer can start at this stage. Either way, this stage begins with a basic recipe (for the AeonClad treatment) and desired material properties for that treatment.
Typically, AeonClad uses pilot deposition systems at this stage that have five to ten liter volumes. This provides larger samples for more extensive material studies, often at partner facilities. This stage also allows for estimates to be developed for the economics of mass production and the scaling activity to get there.