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Subject: Re: Cheap pvd machines

Date: 12/13/01 at 4:36 PM
Posted by: Tony Pilkington
E-mail: tony@pilk.fsnet.co.uk
Message Posted:

In Reply to: Cheap pvd machines posted by sidharth on 08/23/01 at 4:08 PM:

We use a low temperature cathodic evaporation PVD coater made by TiGold, beijing,China. tigold@163bj.com
We installed the machine in Feb 1999 for decorative plating of faucets, gold and brass colours. Our plant has been productive, reliable and simple to maintain. The plant has computer control so skilled operators are not essential for production once recipes have been established.
The PVD unit cost about half that of USA or European manufactured plant. The pre cleaning of your workpieces prior to PVD coating is of equal importance to operation of the PVD unit. If you do not get the appropriate cleaning technology for your particular substrates then you will make 100% scrap. Machine manufacturers may forget to tell you this point. You will need an experienced vacuum technician or scientist to competently apply the PVD technology.
Good luck

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