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PVD Coating Costs: $20 Per Batch or $20 Per Part?

PVD Coating Costs: $20 Per Batch or $20 Per Part?

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. 

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Your Top 3 DLC Coating Questions Answered

Your Top 3 DLC Coating Questions Answered

Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings blend the best qualities of graphite and diamond, which are both naturally occurring forms of carbon. DLC coatings can be quite hard, lubricious, and chemically inert, making them excellent for a range of applications. For example, DLC coatings enable razors to provide a smooth, close shave day after day and boost performance in racing motorcycles and cars. The dark, glossy, neutral color of some DLC coatings is visually striking. DLC-coated watches are an example. DLC coatings are applied using plasma processes.

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Chrome PVD Coating as an Alternative to Chrome Plating

Chrome PVD Coating as an Alternative to Chrome Plating

Chromium's mirror finish will never go out of style. In fact, the opposite seems to be true. As some in the industry predict that "chrome is the new brass," this is the perfect time for PVD chromium to become the new chrome. Let's look at the facts: Traditional chrome...

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