PVD Color Control: How to Ensure Beautiful, Consistent Colors

PVD Color Control: How to Ensure Beautiful, Consistent Colors

Appearance, along with function, defines most consumer products ranging from faucets to automobiles. However, the appearance of a product can be challenging to communicate and assess. First, there is a vast and inconsistent vocabulary for defining color in the...
Clean Up Your Act with Critical Pre-PVD Coating Procedures

Clean Up Your Act with Critical Pre-PVD Coating Procedures

Good vacuum coatings depend on clean surfaces. Weak adhesion performance is usually the result of contaminants on the part surface before coating. To avoid this issue, it’s critical to understand how clean “clean” must be and how to make that happen. Why parts aren’t...
4 New Compact PVD Coating Systems That Deliver Big Results

4 New Compact PVD Coating Systems That Deliver Big Results

Benefits of In-House PVD Coating Equipment VaporTech President Dave Humenik: Speed production, reduce defects, avoid repackaging, reduce shipping costs, and customize your finishes with a compact PVD coating system Manufacturers have known for decades about the...
PVD Coating Costs: $20 Per Batch or $20 Per Part?

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

Does PVD coating add substantial costs to my product? A common misconception with a physical vapor deposition (PVD) finish is that PVD coating costs are high and will add substantial cost to a manufactured part. While having a small volume of parts coated by a by a...
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