ALPS know-how for watchmaking and micro-mechanics

Biel and the surrounding area is a hot spot for watch making. ALPS know-how is directly applicable to many areas of this industrial sector, rich in high-tech and precision solutions.


laser cutting / laser welding / laser structuring / coating / glass-metall bonds / laser micromachining 

anti reflection coating

determination of optical properties / coating development / Thins Fims / process development / dielectric multilayer systems

decorative coatings

Laser structuring


protective coatings / heat treatment / corrosion testing /


laser structuring / doping 


surface characterization / Hard coatings / Diamond coating / heat treatment


CVD, PE-CVD and PVD coatings, Heat treatment of materials, Microstructures by Lasers  

Quality assurance

set up of test procedures / materials analysis /  mechanical testing / Analysis of surface topography, metallography

Beyond the specific know-how of ALPS, the Techniques & Informatics department of the Berner Fachhochschule offers know-how in an extremely large variety of fields. In the field of Watch industry the institute of mechatronic systems and the Innocampus Biel/Bienne have to mentioned specially.

We are therefore able to offer integrated solutions requiring know-how in different fields, including electronics, sensors, automation, robotics and data management. Don't hesitate to contact ALPS or our technology transfer for more detailed information on possible "problem solving".