The VT-1000i™ coating machine is a right-sized PVD and DLC coating system for customers that previously had considered thin-film coating systems to be too complicated or expensive. Differentiate your product by applying the same hard, durable PVD or diamond-like carbon (DLC) finishes in your facility that were previously only available to high-volume manufacturing operations.
The VT-1000i™ PVD coating system shares almost the same footprint as our smallest VT-Series unit but with approximately 6 times the capacity. The compact 6-rack design within this small PVD coating machine can deposit a broad range of durable decorative and functional PVD finishes on metal or plated parts, including some plastics. The additional capacity of the VT-1000i is suitable for higher volume applications, and more parts per batch mean a lower cost per part and faster return on your investment.
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- Cathodic arc physical vapor deposition
- Diamond-like carbon (DLC)
- Available metallic coatings: pure, alloyed, or reacted zirconium, titanium, chromium, and carbon.
If you’ve been comparing coating technologies, you may be wondering about the difference between magnetron sputtering and cathodic arc.
For decorative use and diamond-like carbon (DLC), cathodic arc vapor deposition is the best coating option. Our lower temperature advanced vapor deposition (LTAVD™) thin-film coating process uses a cathodic arc with high energy of deposition. This creates a denser coating than traditional sputtering processes in which sparser coatings degrade more quickly over time.