Exploring the: Vacuum/Vapor Coating Zone
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Dr. Phil To The Rescue for Electroplaters
Techmetals’ president Phil Brockman is often the last electroplater that some customers visit on their search for solutions to persistent finishing issues or to plate unique parts. But it’s easy to see why most major aerospace, medical, defense, oil...
Cleaning Prior to PVD/CVD Coating
Determining the cleanliness and chemical de-coating of PVD/CVD layers.
Why Vacuum Coating?
There is common interest among platers and vacuum coaters.
Bringing You the Future of Coatings with PVD
Products Finishing partners with Society of Vacuum Coaters
Progress in Replacing Decorative Electroplating Chrome Coatings on Plastics with Physical Vapor Deposition Coatings
Decorative electroplated chrome coatings on plastics have been produced for decades. For environmental reasons, there has been a shift away from hexavalent chrome (Cr6) to trivalent chrome (Cr3) with increased investments towards elemental chrome PV...
Vacuum Deposition and Coating Options
This overview takes a look at vacuum deposition technologies as processes that may be used to create coatings that can be substituted for or enhances the properties of electroplated coatings. Initially, this work discusses trends in metal finishing ...
“True Black” PVD Coating Has Arrived
After 10 years, Vapor Technologies says it has hit the mark with the world’s first true-black advanced “low-temperature arc vapor deposition” (LTAVD) coating.
Wheel Exchange Program Taking Off for Coaters
Jaguar, BMW, Mercedes in the program.
2020 Vision: Vacuum Coatings
Across all industries – medical device, automotive, electronics, military and aerospace ‑ electronic components are becoming smaller in size, but more complex in application capabilities.
An Overview of Hard Chromium Plating Using Trivalent Chromium Solutions
For more than forty years, academic and industrial researchers from all over the world have taken a strong interest in alternative processes for hard chromium plating using hexavalent ions. The benefits of substitute processes are obvious, as the t...