download free guidePeople often ask us: “What is PVD coating?” Here’s a brief introduction.

This blog post is meant as a high-level overview, but we here at Vapor Technologies, Inc. (VaporTech®) are here to help you learn more.

For additional information, download our free introductory guide to thin-film finishes (including PVD, CVD, and DLC coating) or contact us now!

Definition of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)

PVD (physical vapor deposition) coating, also known as thin-film coating, is a process in which a solid material is vaporized in a vacuum and deposited onto the surface of a part. These coatings are not simply metal layers though. Instead, compound materials are deposited atom by atom, forming a thin, bonded, metal or metal-ceramic surface layer that greatly improves the appearance, durability, and/or function of a part or product. Here at VaporTech, your physical vapor deposition coating is developed by our scientists for your exacting needs and can be easily customized to change the color, durability, or other characteristics of the coating. 

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VaporTech PVD coating equipment

We sell vapor deposition machines capable of delivering multiple coating technologies in one compact, easy-to-use system. This creates a versatility not found in other systems. We also feature a proprietary lower-temperature cathodic arc (LTAVD®) process that can coat a broader range of materials (including plastic) than competing higher-temperature systems. 

Discover out new VT-i series. Re-engineered from the ground up to be more compact, easy to use, and efficient. Coat your products for only pennies/part. Now also featuring a range of sizes that ensures we offer a model right-sized for any business. Whether you are looking to start coating your products, bring your existing coating needs in house, or upgrade an existing system we have a model to match your business goals

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