Vacuum Metalizing Process Overview
Vacuum Metalizing is the process of evaporating metals (most commonly aluminum) inside a vacuum chamber which then bonds to the desired substrate to achieve a uniform metalized layer.
Thermal evaporation, otherwise known, as vacuum metalizing, is the most common PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) process used to apply metal alloys under vacuum.
Vacuum metalizing has many uses including; EMI/RFI shielding, decorative chrome and metallic finishes, highly reflective coatings for light reflectors, heat shielding, vapor barriers, and more.
The different stages of the Vacuum Metalizing process are explained below.