Bringing You the Future of Coatings with PVD

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Our goal is to inform readers about the latest trends in the coatings industry, which is why we have partnered with the Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) to bring you this special section on vacuum coating (physical vapor deposition).
 

Many of our readers are already performing these processes, so we thought it would be beneficial to provide an overview of the technology, what applications it is used for and where our readers can get more information.
 

Vacuum coating is already making a big impact on how manufacturers finish their products. The plumbing industry has embraced the technology for many years, and many more industries—including the military, which is the focus of this issue—are starting to show significant interest in the process.
 

In 2012, I had the opportunity to attend TechCon, the SVC tradeshow, and was impressed with the array of technology and capabilities of the industry. This year’s show will be April 20 - 25 in Providence, R.I., and we encourage you to attend the event if you have the chance.
 

Vacuum coating will definitely be a part of our industry because of its ability to provide quality protective and decorative coatings while necessitating less regulatory interference.
 

And this section is just the beginning. We will be working closely with SVC to bring you information about new technology. If you would like to read more about vacuum coating, visit our new web zone dedicated to the processes: pfonline.com/zones/vacuum-vapor-coating.

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