Handy vacuum coating tech info for beginners and established designers and manufacturers

In this short, informational article, let us first get the business of addressing the established stakeholders out of the way. Then let us dispense a few words to those with an interest in vacuum technology and who are still completely new to all design, manufacture and industry processes. For the designers, manufacturers and industrialists, note that there are online publications offering them free product showcase listings per issue that they download.

Of course, if you have not joined this long-established network of fellow artisans and industrialists, you will only need to register your details and subscribe in order to have regular and easy access to online magazines’ websites. Here, and this is for the new entrants, archived material going back a few years can also be accessed for the purposes of research, development and learning. Research, as you well know, is always required during your own design, manufacturing and marketing processes.

If you are currently involved in the manufacturing of vacuum hardware or metrology instruments, for instance, you have opportunities to explore in order to arrange for placement within one or more of the relevant showcase categories or product listings found on magazines’ web pages. The format and availability is usually monthly and digital. Now, to address those new to the industry; vacuum coating processes use vacuum technologies in order to create sub-atmospheric pressure environments and atomic/molecular condensable vapor sources in order to deposit usually thin films and coatings.

Vapor sources are derived either in solid or liquid surfaces. These are defined as PVD (physical vapor deposition), and CVD stands for the chemical vapor alternative, chemical vapor deposition. New entrants to this environment can also subscribe to the online magazine, accessing educational programs or short tutorials.