In the world of materials and finishes, Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC), also called amorphous carbon (a-C), is not one coating but an entire category of coating materials. DLC has properties that change depending on the bonding of the carbon atoms and presence or lack of...read more
Why our labs rock at PVD coating development Vapor Technologies, Inc., has built our reputation on the thin-film coatings we've developed for use in our Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PE-CVD) coating equipment. We know...read more
PVD Coating System Case Study: Industry-Leading Company’s Machine Increased Throughput 350% & That’s Not All…
PVD Coating System Case Study: Kitchen & bath fixture supplier increases ROI with unique coatings applied in-house PVD systems apply functional, durable, and decorative hard coatings that improve and add value to parts and products in many industries, including...read more
The benefits of TiN and DLC biofunctional dental implant coatings "Increase Dental Implant Longevity with Bio-functional TiN & DLC Coatings" is an expert article featured in the latest issue of Medical Device Briefs. Written by VaporTech® R&D scientist Ganesh...read more
Manufacturers have known for decades about the benefits of in-house PVD* coating: time savings, quality control, and customized thin film coatings that differentiate products by improving function and appearance. However, in the past, the capital investment was too high for lower-volume operations, the machines were too large or complex to integrate into existing manufacturing facilities, and industry perception was that these machines required highly trained specialists to operate and maintain.read more
A common misconception with a high-tech PVD finish is that it will add substantial cost to a manufactured part. While having a small volume of parts coated by a contract coating service provider can be expensive, coating cost per part can drop drastically when PVD equipment is brought in-house.read more
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