Society of Vacuum Coaters
Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) and Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation (SVCF)
The SVC is a non-profit, international, professional organization primarily devoted to coating and surface finishing using vacuum processes. Our international organization consists of industry, academia and members from national research laboratories. The SVC’s industrial membership includes coating companies, materials suppliers, process designers, equipment manufacturers, process instrumentation providers, and technical consultants. Our stakeholders provide the technology and know-how behind the coatings and treatments to a wide variety of consumer and industrial products in all business sectors. In 2017 the SVC became an Affiliate Society of the American Institute of Physics.
The SVC’s mission is to promote technical excellence by providing a global organization to inform, educate, and engage the members, the technical community, and the public on all aspects of vacuum coating, surface engineering and related technologies. Further details are available at the SVC website: www.svc.org
- SVC has an annual technical conference & exhibition (TechCon) and publishes presented papers in the TechCon Technical Proceedings. SVC also participates in other related conferences.
- SVC offers educational courses and webinars on coatings and related processes.
- SVC offers publications and books on coating research and engineering.
- SVC publishes the SVC Bulletin with popular articles and news of the industry. We also publish the online SVConnections with industry news and TechTalk providing a forum for our Corporate Sponsors.
- SVC members receive discounts on the TechCon courses, all publications and have access to discount insurance programs through the American Physical Society Insurance Trust (ASPIT)
- The SVC Foundation offers scholarships and TechCon travel sponsorships to students.
Come visit our booth to learn more about the SVC and the SVC Foundation and how you can participate and contribute to our dynamic and growing Society. If you are an Exhibit visitor, please be sure to have you raffle ticket validated in our booth for the drawing of the iPad Pro on Wednesday, May 9 @ 3:00 PM in the Exhibit Hall!