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, including cathode arc evaporation, magnetron sputter, electron beam evaporation, ion beam sputter, and laser ablation. Here we’ll discuss those PVD methods. Cathode Arc Evaporation […]Read More
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 […]
Imperfections caused during the plating process can be difficult to identify and resolve. We’ve compiled a list of potential causes to help troubleshoot common plating issues.
When subcontracting a process for a component, it is crucial that everyone is on the same page when it comes to the exact specifications for the part, especially when your reputation and budget are at stake should things go wrong.
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.
There are a variety of conditions during the molding, handling, and plating of plastic components which could potentially lead to imperfections in the finished product. What causes them?
What’s the difference between traditional hexavalent chrome plating and trivalent chrome plating? Let us provide some clarity.
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.
The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) offers insight into the popular and emerging finishes in kitchen and bath, as well as other industries—read our 2017 run-down here.