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.
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
Have you ever gone into surgery and just before they inject the sleepy stuff into your arm you think, “I wonder what color instruments the surgeon will be using on me?” Yeah, me too. I go one step further though – I wonder if the tools are coated with black titanium nitride. It’s all the
Tale of a worn gate Injection mold components experience remarkable wear and tear as high temperature polymers, often with abrasive and corrosive additives, are injected into the mold. A challenge for many injection mold makers and plastic injection production teams is how to ensure that the mold components will not only last through several million