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Published: 1/1/2019

Winona Coatings Rolls Along With PVD, Powder Coatings
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.

Published: 10/1/2018

The Value of PVD Coatings for Medical Devices
Applying a PVD coating to medical devices can offer both aesthetic and functional advantages. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

Published: 8/9/2018

Advances in Decorative PVD Chromium Coatings for Polymer Substrates
Much effort has been invested over the last ten years to produce an environmentally-safe alternative to decorative Cr+6 electroplating of polymer substrates.  Cr+3 is one alternative, but lacks the full wear and color attributes of Cr...

Published: 2/1/2018

The Value of PVD Coatings for Medical Devices
Applying a PVD coating to medical devices can offer both aesthetic and functional advantages. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

Published: 7/31/2017

Functional Zr, α-Ta, and (α-β) Ta Thick Coatings Obtained by Original Arc-Evaporator
Novel plasma-clustered deposition technique, called PVD Droplets, as well as its main principles of operation were described. New types of obtained thick, over 20 μm, functional coatings basing on Ta and Zr have been presented. Results of researc...

Published: 2/1/2014

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...

Published: 3/1/2013

Cleaning Prior to PVD/CVD Coating
Determining the cleanliness and chemical de-coating of PVD/CVD layers.

Published: 2/1/2013

Bringing You the Future of Coatings with PVD
Products Finishing partners with Society of Vacuum Coaters

Published: 2/1/2013

Why Vacuum Coating?
There is common interest among platers and vacuum coaters.

Published: 1/3/2013

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 ...