PVD coating brings numerous benefits and advantages over other deposition methods.
Physical vapor deposition coating, or PVD coating for short, is a vacuum deposition process that has been increasing in popularity over the recent years due to its affordability and quality output. Additionally, its ability to handle large complex geometries in a laboratory setting has further strengthened its case as one of the most valuable coating application mediums available today.
The Benefits of PVD Coating
When using PVD coating equipment, the PVD process naturally provides a more uniform coating and a substantially improved adhesion factor. Furthermore, by utilizing PVD, one has access to a wider array of materials that can be used for deposition without the nuance of dealing with harmful chemicals that need to be disposed of after. That being said, it’s safe to say that the PVD process is an environmentally-friendly option, as opposed to electroplating technology for example, and users will also face minimal chemical disposal costs.
PVD Coating is Becoming the New Medium
Now, many companies have been switching to PVD technology due to these substantial benefits. When it comes to physical vapor deposition, when compared to plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, there are numerous factors that come into play that the user must be wary of – or overall quality can be affected. Coatings can also be deposited from a room temperature all the way up to 500 degrees Celsius (depending on the substrate and application) with little to no impact on the quality of the output. This is more than enough reason for companies to make the switch.
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