Physical vapor deposition (PVD) has a variety of benefits as a metal coating, including corrosion resistance. Corrosion resistance is an important factor when manufacturing metal products as the formation of rust can be destructive and having a devastating impact on a manufacturer’s bottomline. Rust and corrosion can spread quickly, which is why it’s important to protect metal products with physical vapor deposition coatings.
Physical Vapor Deposition
Physical vapor deposition is a vacuum coating process that has a higher corrosion tolerance than electroplating and other forms of metal finishing. Because of the corrosion resistant properties, PVD coatings provide a brilliant and more durable product. Additionally, PVD coatings can be done in a wide range of colors.
Causes of Corrosion
- Presence of moisture
- Air temperature
- Presence of certain pollutants
- Contact with dissimilar metals
- Contact with certain acids, bases or salts
Choosing the right plating method and materials can have a big effect on corrosion and rust resistance. Physical vapor deposition can be an extremely effective way to prevent rust and corrosion on metal products. Metals such as aluminum, copper, magnesium, titanium and iron are especially vulnerable to rust damage, which makes PVD coatings on products made from these materials even more important.
Because of its high corrosion and oxidation resistance, PVD has become a popular finishing for multitude of industries and applications. Physical vapor deposition is an environmentally sound process that can be applied directly on strong materials like stainless steel and titanium. Applying a corrosion resistant coating like PVD will enhance the chemical and wear resistance of products, as well as increase the durability and lifespan.
When corrosion and oxidation resistance matter, choose physical vapor deposition for metal coating and finishing. PVD coatings prevent unwanted rusting and increase the lifespan of metal products. Contact Bend Plating for more information about PVD and it’s corrosion resistant properties.