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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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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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What is Diamond-Like Carbon? DLC Demystified!

What is Diamond-Like Carbon? DLC Demystified!

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...

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