A wide variety of products across the automotive, kitchen and bath, appliance, and home hardware markets feature decorative finishes. These finishes add beauty to everyday items and catch the eye of consumers. One of the best options for a decorative finish is physical vapor deposition or PVD. There are many benefits to a decorative PVD … Continue reading Why Choose Decorative PVD?
Have you ever wondered what the differences are between Electroplating and PVD? While both provide many of the same benefits, there are some big differences you should be aware of. Difference in process, environmental impact, and the benefits each offer are all key factors to consider when choosing the best option for your part. Electroplating … Continue reading What are the Differences Between Electroplating and PVD?
PVD (physical vapor deposition) is a highly technical coating process performed in an artificial vacuum, known for its aesthetic and performance benefits. There are several different methods for producing PVD coatings, which include cathode arc evaporation, magnetron sputter, electron beam evaporation, ion beam sputter, and laser ablation. Cathode Arc Evaporation Cathode arc evaporation consists of … Continue reading PVD Methods Explained
Surface finishing is a key method for adding value to a component. Both functional and decorative finishing can add value to a product: how are they different?
REACH has been on everyone’s tongue in the surface finishing industry for the last decade. But what is REACH, specifically, and what does it mean for the industry? Let us explain.
Sourcing components for your products can be a lengthy and costly ordeal. Read on for a few ways to minimize the hassle and expense of part sourcing.