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differences between electroplating and PVD

What are the Differences Between Electroplating and PVD?

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between electroplating and PVD? While both types of finishing 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 …

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PVD methods

PVD Methods Explained

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 …

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What is Passivation?

After stainless steel part has been manufactured, an important additional step needs to be taken in order to make the part rust-resistant. This vital next step is called passivation which keeps the metal from corroding. What is Passivation? Passivation is a process which enhances the corrosion resistance of metal components. During the process, parts are …

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