Processes & Capabilities

Vacuum Metallization: the process of applying a metallic coating to a workpiece using a vacuum chamber. Under a vacuum materials will melt and evaporate at a lower temperature than they will in atmosphere. The deposition material is vaporized and condenses on the workpiece to form a thin metallic film.

Rare Earth Coatings will develop coatings to meet your unique requirements.

Vacuum Metallization Processes:

  • Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)
  • Thermal Evaporation
  • Sputtering
  • Electron Beam


Deposition Materials:

  • Chrome
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Magnesium Fluoride
  • Silicon Oxide
  • Titanium
  • Silver
  • Indium Oxide
  • Other



  • Polycarbonate
  • ABS
  • PC/ABS Blends
  • PEEK
  • Macromelt
  • Acrylic
  • Nylon
  • Delryn
  • Other


Other Capabilities

  • Conductive Paint Application
  • Paint and Protective Coatings Application
  • Custom Masking
  • Custom Tooling
  • Custom Coating Development
  • Quality Testing
  • Prototyping
  • 3D Printing (Polycarbonate)
  • Design Consultation

Please call us for more information!



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