This new video is a brief overview highlighting key members of your VaporTech team as well as the facility itself and our line of PVD coating systems. Your tour begins in the lobby and moves to the conference room, where we start with a brief meeting with company execs before embarking on our (virtual) facility tour to see the engineering department, R&D, our manufacturing floor, and our systems.
Are Any Everyday Products Thin-Film-Coated? Common PVD Applications Include Faucets, Auto Parts, Tools
Thin-film deposition technologies, like physical vapor deposition (PVD) or chemical vapor deposition (CVD), are most commonly known for their use in the production of microelectronics and sensors. We are far less familiar with applying these technologies for more common everyday products t, though manufacturers have been using them since as far back as the 1930s.
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.
To meet your needs for flexibility and a broader range of both PVD color and functional/tribological coatings, the VT-1500i coating system can be configured with up to 3 deposition sources and 3 PVD deposition technologies. Here are 3 reasons you should consider this new PVD coating machine:
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.
Click here for a print-ready pdf version of this PVD coating case study. Recently, PVD coating equipment manufacturer Vapor Technologies, Inc., installed a second PVD finishing system for repeat customer and home-fixture leader Brasstech Inc. (Brasstech). The new...