Welcome to the website devoted to PVD Coatings, Physical Vapour Deposition
a group of vacuum coating techniques that are used to deposit thin film coatings that enhance the properties and performance of tools and machine components. PVD coatings deposited using vacuum coating machines are used in a vast array of industries and hundreds if not thousands of applications as diverse as “self-cleaning” windows, medical implants, cutting tools, decorative fittings and Formula 1 racing parts.
What are PVD Coatings?
PVD coatings are hard thin film coatings deposited from a physical source as opposed to a chemical one. They are deposited in a vaccuum chamber and are usually carbides, nitrides, borides and silicides of the IVth, Vth and VIth groups of the periodic table.
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PVD Coating Theory
Magnetron sputtering is an extremely flexible coating technique that can be used to coat virtually any material. Sputtering is basically the removal of atomised material from a solid by energetic bombardment of its surface layers by ions or neutral particles. Sputtering is an extremely flexible coating technique that can be used to coat virtually any material.
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