Vapor Technologies Inc.
VaporTech® finishing equipment enables manufacturers to improve their parts and be more efficient in their operations.
By Jim Harris, Senior Editor, Knighthouse Media
Vapor Technologies, Inc.’s VaporTech® physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating machines offer many advantages to consumer and industrial product manufacturers. “PVD coatings have characteristics that are ideal for many applications,” says David Wayne, sales and marketing director for the Longmont, Colo.-based capital equipment manufacturer. “We help our customers improve the appearance and function of their products through the use of thin-film coatings.”
The PVD process involves evaporating a metal under vacuum and condensing it into a solid, thin-film coating on the surface of a metal or plated part. “The difference between this and other finishing methods is that, with paint and powder coating, you’re applying a relatively soft organic-based material on a surface,” Wayne says. “With PVD finishes we are taking a solid material such as a metal, vaporizing it in a vacuum, combining it with other elements to customize its physical properties, and then condensing it on the surface of a product.”