VT-1000i System

Compact, Higher-Capacity PVD Coating Machine for Medium-Size Operations.

VT-1500i System

Compact, Price-Competitive, High-Capacity PVD Coating Machine.

VT-3000i System

High-Capacity Coating Machine for Large-Scale Operations

Cadence System

Cadence Systems: Compact, Fast, & Easy to Use Sputtering Machine for Functional Coatings

Thin-Film Deposition
/ˈTHinˌfilm depəˈziSH(ə)n/

A vacuum process using an energy source to vaporize material and deposit— atom by atom—an ultra-thin layer onto a part’s surface. The coating can change the component’s surface properties, including the color, wear resistance, and friction coefficient.

Physical Vapor Deposition Equipment Manufacturer

Headquartered in Colorado, Vapor Technologies, Inc., (VaporTech®) is one of the world’s leading physical vapor deposition (PVD) equipment manufacturers. Our equipment also produces diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings using a plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PE-CVD) process. Our systems use patented cathodic arc and sputtering technologies. We work with clients of all sizes in a broad range of industries to produce some of the best coating systems in the world. Our support services include product integration, employee training, and factory warranty service.
Last, but perhaps most important, is our Coating Optimization Program. Our scientists optimize coating recipes to use with your new physical vapor deposition machine. We thoroughly test all recipes in-house to perfect their functional properties and appearance without impacting performance or critical dimensions.
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We Are Vapor Deposition Experts

Make your great products even better with one of the world’s top PVD and PE-CVD machine manufacturers. Our state-of-the-art deposition systems combine flexibility with consistency. Engineered to deliver excellent color uniformity and remarkably even deposition rates, VaporTech vapor deposition machines are used worldwide in a multitude of industries.

Our equipment applies a wide range of PVD coatings and Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coatings produced using plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PE-CVD). Industries include:

  • Automotive coatings for engine/drivetrain components including fuel injectors, gears, cylinders, piston rods, valves, bearings, and fasteners, as well as interior & exterior trim.
  • Cutting tools, including end mills, slab mills, hobs, inserts, and cutters.
  • Medical devices include orthopedic implants, plates, screws, tapers, guidewires, and surgical tools. Dental applications include dental implants, burs and drill bits, drills, and dental instruments.
  • Home hardware and products in a wide array of colors, including kitchen and bath fixtures, door and window hardware, and other home products.
  • Molds and dies for forming and molding, including dies, extruding dies, punches and pins, rolls, molds, and inserts.
  • Precision components include compressor rotors, bearings and casings, rods, pistons, gears, valves, and more.
  • Firearms components include triggers, sights, frames, muzzles, barrels, and metal framings.
  • Knives, for added durability and a smooth finish on high-quality knives and blades.
  • Ask us about more applications!

We Are Versatile

As a leading physical vapor deposition equipment manufacturer, we are continually innovating. Our new VT-i™ series of machines can deliver multiple coating technologies, including diamond-like carbon (DLC), from a single system. Best of all, the VT-i series has models right-sized for any operation.

The Benefits of In-House Vapor Deposition Equipment

A common misconception about purchasing PVD equipment from a manufacturer vs. using a third party for coating is that the cost of ownership is high and will negatively impact your profit margin. When you outsource, you must package, send, and wait to receive your finished products before repackaging for sale. That is assuming that the coating provider and shipping companies deliver on-time. In-house vapor deposition equipment is integrated directly into your manufacturing and QC process. This integration means you can measure coating costs per part in cents, not dollars.


Simplify your supply chain process by coating your products in-house.

Reduce costs

Reduce manufacturing costs with a low coating cost per part.

Custom Colors

Develop new colors or functional coatings to differentiate your product from the competition.

Reduce impact

Reduce your environmental impact with a thin-film process that does not require hazardous chemicals.

Are you still wondering if investing in vapor deposition machines and VaporTech is the right move for your company? Need more information about the different coating technologies, our equipment offerings, or industries we serve? Our experts are ready to help!

Customer testimonials

The Vapor Technologies, Inc., equipment has been our go-to workhorse for production on a daily basis… It can take the daily throughput of production without compromising quality or dependability.

M. Akkaoui

President/CEO, Tanury Industries

Since installation of the VT-3000 coating system, we have successfully reduced customer costs, shortened lead times, improved quality, reduced shipping and handling costs, improved ease of scheduling production runs, and improved customer relations.

R. Reiten

President, Bend Plating

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