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 System, 2x Options for PVD Coating & Specialty Finishes

1 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...
Durable PVD Finishes & Color Coatings: The Future Is Bright

Durable PVD Finishes & Color Coatings: The Future Is Bright

Wondering how PVD color coatings are made and what colors you can get? Read on. To create color PVD finishes, you begin by depositing films with specific stoichiometries (ratio of certain elements). Typically, you take a base metal and react it with a reactive gas to...
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