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...
PVD Coating Development, an Intro to the VaporTech Labs

PVD Coating Development, an Intro to the VaporTech Labs

Why our labs rock at PVD coating development Vapor Technologies, Inc., has built our reputation on the thin-film coatings we’ve developed for use in our Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PE-CVD) coating equipment. We...
4 New Compact PVD Coating Systems That Deliver Big Results

4 New Compact PVD Coating Systems That Deliver Big Results

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 benefits of in-house PVD* coating: time savings,...
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...