Vacuum coating is a process that allows us to coat materials to help ensure they’re protected, so wear and tear can be reduced. This procedure allows for a thin layer of metal to be applied over a material to protect it, or to give it reflective or decorative qualities. The technology has been perfected over the past two or three decades and is used today on the products you use in your daily life.
The process is called physical vapor deposition, or PVD for short, and allows us to apply thin metal coatings to glass, plastic, or other metallic materials. During the process, the material to be coated is placed in a specialized type of evaporation equipment, where vacuum metallization helps to coat the product with that protective layer. Anything from machine components, vehicle lighting covers, and glassware to mirrors and solar paneling can be treated through this procedure.
A related process helps to provide EMI shielding to electronic parts used in the automotive and medical industries, military machines, aircrafts, and mobile devices. While a clear finish is sometimes preferred, a layer of chrome can add beauty to a device, as well as protection. This type of chrome plating is commonly used in the medical and automotive fields.
Throughout the process, attention to quality ensures every product is provided with a quality coating, free of run-offs or holes in the layer. Frequent quality checks that examine the finish and its durability help to ensure that every piece is coated according to specifications. The testing doesn’t end with the manufacturing process, either. Products are checked prior to each shipment to ensure customers will always be satisfied with their orders.
This type of metal coating process is the best way to add beauty and protection to a variety of different products. It can be done for a unique piece or to a large quantity of pieces, which can be essential for products that are produced or manufactured on a larger scale. This means any product you wish to sell can be made more beautiful and resilient with PVD processing.