Vacuum Deposition Processes
Where can one learn more about vacuum deposition processes?
Q. I am a newbie to the metal finishing world and need more information about vacuum deposition processes. Where can I find more information about the process? –M.R.
A. The best place to start is by searching the Products Finishing database. For example there is an excellent article discussing the basic principles of vacuum deposition processes at pfonline.com/articles/vacuum-deposition-processes. There are many other articles also available on the vacuum coating zone, which can be found at pfonline.com/zones/vacuum-vapor-coating.
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