PVD Coating

PVD Coating

PVD Coating

Coating Services

ACT is known for providing premium surfacing coating services that include Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD). PVD uses lower temperatures for the application process that helps to potentially avoid distorting the integrity of the tool. ACT uses state-of-the-art control equipment and testing to provide a flawless finished product.  

How it works: PVD is a process where the material is vaporized at a high temperature in a vacuum. When the vapor is added to the surface, it will provide thin solid layers of pure coating to deliver a harder surface to the component. The coating process is environmentally friendly, meets FDA requirements, and is non-toxic.

This coating offers a newer and cleaner alternative than traditional coatings. PVD coating is used in multiple applications in a variety of industries that include:

  • Aerospace

  • Automobile

  • Diesel

  • Marine

  • Medical and dental

  • Military

  • Nuclear

  • Sports

  • Tools

  • Weaponry

  • Military

  • Nuclear

  • Sports

  • Tools

  • Weaponry

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    Coating Advantages

    The uniform Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating provides a tough hard finish that can be applied to a variety of materials including molds and tools made from metal and plastics.

    Some of the benefits of applying this coating include:

    • Improved surface’s strength and durability

    • Extended lifespan/longevity of components

    • Reduced level of maintenance required

    • Improved overall quality of the parts or equipment

    • Resistance to high temperatures

    • Excellent abrasion resistance

    • Higher speeds and feeds

    • Improved fuel efficiency e.g. gears and engine parts

    • Reduced wear, including high corrosion protection such as saltwater corrosion

    Our PVD coating can enhance the wear and protection of your components by making it resistant to cracking, chipping, and corrosion. PVD can provide increased performance by improving the surface quality of your products that helps to create a smoother surface that reduces friction. Productivity is increased when your components run more efficiently through the use of our coatings e.g. tools can run at higher speeds and feeds. The benefit of reduced wear will also contribute to the increased lifespan of your component. Overall, this makes PVD a great choice as a coating application. 

    There are a variety of finishes available that can be color-matched to other materials. ACT carries a wide spectrum of colors for your needs.


    Welcome to Advanced Coating Technologies (ACT), one of the country’s leading service providers of advanced coatings. ACT has invested time and resources into their high-tech facility to acquire the latest machines and equipment to provide superior advanced coatings.

    Dr. Andreas Shuetze, our Vice President of Technology, has a Master’s Degree in Physics and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and leads the state-of-the-art coating technologies facility.

    Our dedicated and experienced team is proud to be at the forefront of this industry. We can provide custom coatings tailored to meet your individual needs. Our staff will work closely with customers to ensure the coatings meet all critical requirements. Our focus is to provide high-quality advanced coatings as well as quality control throughout the coating process.

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      Why Advanced Coating Technologies

      • PVD and DLC Coating Capabilities

      • Extensive Material and Coating Testing

      • Industry-Leading Research and Development Team

      • Enhanced Quality Control & Quick Turnaround

      • Ph. D. Scientist on staff

      • Federal Firearms License

      • ISO 9001 & AS9100 Certified