Economics of running PVD equipment in-house to selecting coatings

Walther Duerholt, Joerg Vetter, Allan Matthews, Dirk Palicki, Anthony J. Perry

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The decision whether to purchase in-house equipment for coating tooling by PVD (physical vapour deposition) methods or to have the product coated by a service centre is primarily an economic one. The availability of lower cost user-friendly coating units equipped with state-of-the-art technology is beginning to support the former course even for companies with relatively low throughputs. An economic model calculation is presented here which allows a decision to be made in individual
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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