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...
Case Study: 2 PVD Coating Systems Make Faucet Parts Shine!

Case Study: 2 PVD Coating Systems Make Faucet Parts Shine!

Click here for a print-ready pdf version of this  PVD coating case study. Recently, PVD coating equipment manufacturer Vapor Technologies, Inc., installed a second PVD finishing system for repeat customer and home-fixture leader Brasstech Inc. (Brasstech). The new...
Your Top 3 DLC Coating Questions Answered

Your Top 3 DLC Coating Questions Answered

Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings blend the best qualities of graphite and diamond, which are both naturally occurring forms of carbon. DLC coatings can be quite hard, lubricious, and chemically inert, making them excellent for a range of applications. For example,...
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...
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...
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