A Better Finish: Manufacturing Today Article on VaporTech PVD Coating Systems

An article in the September 2018 issue of Manufacturing Today magazine details what VaporTech does to help customers ensure “ A Better Finish” with its PVD coating equipment. Manufacturing Today correspondent Jim Harris researched the company. He interviewed key employees to create a feature article that goes deep into our physical vapor deposition (PVD), plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD), and diamond-like carbon (DLC) processes, their features and benefits, and potential applications, as well as in-house coating benefits.


Should I bring PVD coating equipment in-house?

This article is a useful resource if you’d like to know more about the PVD, CVD, and DLC processes. The piece covers how these processes work, why these coatings benefit product manufacturers interested in functional or decorative coatings, and the benefits of bringing these coating processes in-house. The article states that thin-film coating equipment enhances manufacturers’ overall operations and that bringing systems in-house allows “manufacturers to control costs better and keep a closer eye on quality.” The article quotes VaporTech sales and marketing director David Wayne explaining PVD finishes, with which manufacturers choose a solid material such as a metal, vaporize it in a vacuum, combine it with other elements to customize its physical properties, and then condense it on a product’s surface.  Global systems engineer Nick Peterson was also interviewed. He explained the physical and chemical properties of thin-film coatings, including corrosion, wear resistance, and coefficient of friction.

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Manufacturing Today is the must-read trade publication for industry leaders, helping executives at the senior boardroom and production levels stay abreast of today’s most critical operational issues. Every issue focuses on best practices in customer service, supply chain management, environmental control, coating technologies, and maintaining quality.

About VaporTech, PVD Coating Equipment Manufacturer

VaporTech designs, builds, and services thin-film deposition PVD coating equipment that deposits PVD and PECVD coatings to improve products worldwide. We’re committed to what we do because we know that a product’s finish instantly communicates its quality—and impacts how customers view a brand. We understand that a finish that stands the test of time emphasizes a brand’s commitment to quality and value. For more than 25 years, our team of scientists and engineers has been helping customers apply beautiful and durable hard coatings that enhance and differentiate home hardware, medical devices, industrial tooling, consumer electronics, sporting goods, and many other products. We are located in Longmont, Colorado, and support our customers globally.



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