Understanding Tribological Coatings: A Brief Introduction

Understanding Tribological Coatings: A Brief Introduction

Why use thin films to create functional coatings? Since civilization started to create tools, we learned that in many cases, having different properties on the surface compared to the bulk of the tool resulted in the ideal solution. A well-documented example is the...
1 New System, 2x Options for PVD Coating & Specialty Finishes

1 New System, 2x Options for PVD Coating & Specialty Finishes

Manufacturing is complicated. Adding a PVD coating system shouldn’t be. “I’m afraid of investing in the wrong size system.” Do you need or have a future need for a bigger system than the VaporTech® VT-1000i system but don’t want to invest in the industrial size...
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...
What Industries and Applications Use PVD and DLC Coating?

What Industries and Applications Use PVD and DLC Coating?

In today’s market, it’s all about finding a balance between product quality and manufacturing cost efficiency. Many companies are recognizing the traditional methods of product coating are simply too expensive, inefficient, or not environmentally friendly. Vapor...
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