THIN FILM COATING SERVICES

Specific techniques for each application.

VPE has experience with sputter coating, physical vapor deposition, vacuum deposition and a variety of thin film coating methods.  As a result, we are sure to use the most appropriate technique for each application.

Capabilities

Electron Beam

Firstly, this process achieves very high deposition rates.  Additionally, the material utilization efficiency is good relative to the other methods.

Ion Plating

Specifically, in this technique, the substrate is electrically biased, which can increase coating adhesion to the substrate.  As a result, it allows us to tailor the physical and electrical characteristics of the coating deposit.  In addition, this process allows for better surface coverage.

Sputtering

Specifically, this method produces a precisely controllable stream of coating atoms.  In addition, these atoms exhibit high adhesion to substrates.  Furthermore, VPE has control over the growth as well as the microstructure of the film.

Reactive Sputtering

In particular, this process controls ambient sputtering atmospheres to yield reactively sputtered coatings e.g. titanium nitride as well as aluminum oxide.  In addition, the film can be controlled by changing the different inert as well as reactive gases.

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Thin Film Coating Applications

A diverse range of applications e.g.:

  • Sensors
  • Anti-multi-factoring
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Electronics
  • Biomedical devices
  • Satellites
  • Particle physics apparatus

Thin Film Coating Materials

A diverse range of materials e.g.:

  • Gold
  • Platinum
  • Chromium
  • Titanium
  • Copper
  • Aluminum
  • Nickel