Electroplating vs. Physical Vapor Deposition

For many injection mold companies, electroplating is the way coatings have always been done. Companies in the U.S. have worked since the 1800s to hone electroplating processes and today it’s one of the most popular injection mold coatings available. It increases abrasion resistance and has high hardness when done right.  However, you may be missing…

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How to Buy a PVD Coating, part 3

This is part 3 of a 3-part series Part 3: How to Buy a PVD Coating with No Fuss This is Part 3 of Alcadyne’s guide on how to make buying a PVD coating easier.  Read Part 2 here and Part 1 here. In part 1 I discussed how buying a PVD coating is different…

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How to Buy a PVD Coating, part 2

This is part 2 of a 3 part series Part 2: Making a PVD Coating is Like Painting a House This is part 2 of Alcadyne’s guide on how to make buying a PVD coating easy. Read Part 1 here. In part 1 of How to Buy a PVD Coating I covered the ins and…

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How to buy a PVD coating

This is part 1 of a 3 part series Part 1: Why buying a PVD Coating is not like buying parts from a machine shop If you’re designing a new product, reengineering a manufacturing process or just interested in creating a premium offering for an existing product, chances are you’ll consider buying PVD coating services.…

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What Is PVD Coating & How It Works

Alcadyne’s primary coating process is physical vapor deposition (“PVD”) or PVD coating, a technique that describes a variety of vacuum deposition methods, such as cathodic arc, sputtering, and evaporation.  PVD coatings are thin film coatings where a solid material is vaporized in a vacuum chamber and deposited onto a target material.  It is used to…

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