Although some expertise is required to develop or customize new finishes, the day-to-day operation of a VaporTech® PVD (physical vapor deposition) system is quite simple – no Ph.D. required. First, a simple introduction to the PVD coating process Vapor Technologies,...
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.
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.
Do you need both PVD & DLC coatings on your products? Do you use a coating service company because bringing two different coating machines in-house isn’t an option? Watch this video!
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...
We saw a need to take our proven capabilities—our core coating technologies, fast pumping speed, high loading volume and production throughput—and update and repackage them with some changes based on evolving customer needs.