What Is PVD Coating?

PVD stands for Physical Vapor Deposition. There are multiple kinds of PVD, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. PVD coating technologies are differentiated by how the coating is made, which can have a profound impact on the performance of the end product. Two coatings made from the same starting material, deposited on the same substrate, can have very different properties if the PVD process is different.

Alcadyne employs two kinds of PVD, cathodic arc and sputtering. While many of the same coatings can be manufactured with both techniques, each has advantages chosen based on:

Learn more about sputtering or cathodic arc: