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Industries Using PVD Coating

PVD Coating For Automotive

Automotive parts are one of the biggest factors affecting the performance of the vehicle. The friction coefficient, weight and life of the parts not only provide high performance to the car users, but also increase the lifetime of the car, making it the reason for preference.

Factors Affecting Vehicle Performance

There are two main factors that will increase the performance in a vehicle.

  • Weight Reduction: The lighter the vehicle, the less energy will be used to keep it moving. Thanks to the PVD coating, materials such as aluminum and magnesium, which would not normally be preferred, become available in order to reduce the weight of the parts.

  • Decrease of Coefficient of Friction: Another advantage of PVD coating is that the material used reduces the friction coefficient of the surface. The valve train of internal combustion engines is responsible for 10% of power loss at high speeds. This rate increases at low speeds. Reducing the friction coefficients of the moving parts in the valve train contributes to the performance of the vehicle by eliminating the power loss.

Contribution of PVD Coating to Automotive Parts

Hardness Increase

PVD coating is used to increase the hardness of parts such as engine gears and valves, injectors, pistons, camshafts, engine shafts, piston rings, pin pins. Thanks to this thin film coating, high hardness is achieved, contributing to the strength of the vehicle.

Diversity in Decorative Pieces

In addition to coating the wheels and other metal parts of the cars, it is used to cover the plastic parts in colors such as chrome, gold, rose gold, blue, rainbow, black and to obtain a stylish and metallic appearance by using a light material.