The School of Engineering (JTH) at University has the main focus of research on development and manufacturing of physical products. The research is carried out in close cooperation with industry, and JTH has a specific focus on research for SME’s and in cooperation with SME’s. The research within the Department of Materials and Manufacturing with about 40 researchers has surface technology as one of the min research topics. The research is applied, and the strategy is to study the relationship between a) process parameter, b) material structure and c) material properties. For the surface technology group, this strategy also includes the interactions between substrate and coating, and coating and the surrounding environment, plating modelling.