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...

PVD & DLC Coating: One System, Multiple Coating Types [video]

Our customers appreciate this VaporTech® feature not always easy to find in our industry: Thin-film deposition (also known as vacuum coating) equipment that easily coats both your physical vapor deposition (PVD) and your Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) finished parts. The...
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...
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...