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High-Capacity Industrial Coating Machine for Large-Scale Operations

The VT-3000i PVD machine is industrial coating equipment designed  for high throughput or larger parts up to 122 cm (48 in). Our unique centrally-mounted cathodic arc deposition source ensures you get consistency and maximum control over coating uniformity and properties. Lower temperatures enable you to coat a wide variety of materials such as steel, brass, zinc, or prepared plastic, giving products made of multiple materials a common finish and appearance. Additionally. VaporTech will custom-design coatings to meet your specifications for color or function.

The VT-3000i PVD coating machine is the newest version of our VT-3000 series systems that have operated successfully in industrial applications around the world for more than 20 years. Improvements include a 40% reduction in footprint, upgraded vacuum pumping system, updated software, and reduced maintenance requirements.

Contact us at (303) 652-8500 today to learn more about how our coating systems can save you money while taking your business to the next level!

The VT-3000i PVD machine includes the following key capabilities:


Excellent color uniformity & deposition rates throughout the chamber.


Multiple coating technologies in a single system.


Even coating deposition rates throughout the chamber.

Low temperature

Lower-temperature process suitable for both metal and plastic parts.

Part sizes

Coat large parts up to 122 cm (48 in) long.


Monitor coating processes locally or remotely.

VT-3000i Specifications 
System capacity
Coating zone48 in. (1.22m)
Loading capacity1600 lbs. (726kg)
Part rack size48 in. x 8 in. or 10 in.
Rack quantity16
Height150 in. (3.8m)
Width141 in. (3.6m)
Depth170 in. (4.3m)*
Coating technologies
  • Low-Temperature Arc Vapor Deposition (LTAVD®)
  • Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PE-CVD)
  • Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC)

*Depth dimension with door closed; does not include service clearance.

Cathodic arc (LTAVD) vs. remote anode advanced magnetron sputtering (RAAMS)

For many uses, cathodic arc vapor deposition is the best coating option. Our lower temperature advanced vapor deposition (LTAVD™) thin-film coating process uses a cathodic arc with a high energy of deposition to create a denser coating than traditional sputtering processes. This is important because sparser coatings degrade much more quickly over time.

For coating functional, tribological, and biocompatible products, the VaporTech® Cadence™ system patented RAAMS™ (remote anode advanced magnetron sputtering) process is superior to traditional sputtering coating. RAAMS increases the energy of deposition to create denser coatings, increasing your product’s hardness, durability, and wear-resistance.

System info

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Compact, price competitve, high-capacity PVD coating machine.



Compact higher-capacity PVD coating machine for medium-size operations.

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