January 09, 2012 - 06:45:pm
Platit Inc. recently hosted an open house in Libertyville, Ill., where the Switzerland-based toolcoating company presented cutting-tool and wear-part coating machines based on plasma-generating physical vapor deposition technology. The animation here offers an "insider's" view of the company's coating equipment.
Related Glossary Terms
- physical vapor deposition ( PVD)
physical vapor deposition ( PVD)
Tool-coating process performed at low temperature (500° C), compared to chemical vapor deposition (1,000° C). Employs electric field to generate necessary heat for depositing coating on a tool’s surface. See CVD, chemical vapor deposition.