This opening follows the company’s opening of their coatings facility in Walnut, California, in June. The company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany.
A solid relationship with a solvent manufacturer has aided Electro-Spec Inc. with the implementation of a trichloroethylene replacement material in its vacuum degreasing unit to clean a customer’s micromachined parts more efficiently.
Our cover story is on PVD and powder coating of automotive rims, but I also had the chance to talk with several shop owners about the importance of certification and training in retention of employees, and discovered a new program that helps veterans enter the liquid and powder coating industry.
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The physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating provides the reliability of a painted wheel but the look of chrome and saves 1-2 pounds of weight on each wheel.
VaporTech’s VT-3000i coating system is designed to deposit materials using physical vapor deposition (PVD) or plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PE-CVD), as well as coat temperature-sensitive substrates using low-temperature arc vapor deposition technology (LTAVD).
This article reviews a two-layer, selective coating process which incorporates a specially developed UV-cured paint base coating with a sub-micron thick PVD chromium top coating. It illustrates the coating’s testing protocols of automotive manufacturers and the necessities of controlling the stresses within the coating matrix.
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Innovative Applications of Electroplating and PVD for New Material Solutions - The 54th William Blum Lecture
The following is Dr. Per Møller’s William Blum Memorial Lecture at SUR/FIN 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio on June 4, 2018, with commentary by NASF Technical Editor James H. Lindsay. It covers a variety of projects involved with surface finishing applications, including sustainable energy. Due to Dr. Møller’s serious illness, he was unable to make the journey to SUR/FIN. In his stead, his longtime professional colleague, Dr. Lars Pleth Nielsen, of the Danish Technological Institute (DTI), presented the lecture.
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The process allows accelerators such as electron synchrotrons to operate with better-focused beams and produce brighter radiation by bringing the steering magnets closer to the beams themselves.
As an AIP Affiliate, the SVC will be provided an opportunity to collaborate with complementary technical organizations and benchmark best practices as they strive to increase our value and relevance to our international base of stakeholders