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RAPID : new and perspective vacuum and plasma technologies
An equipment and vacuum-plasma methods of coating deposition
A scientific-technical service centre "Rapid" is engaged in research and development of the equipment and technologies of a plasma-arc evaporation and DC magnetron sputtering in vacuum of different electric-conductive materials with a subsequent deposition of a vapor phase in direct or reactive mode onto metallic and dielectric substrates ("dry galvanic").

Special features of the methods:

  • a possibility to deposit pure metals (Ni, Cr, Ti, Cu, Al, Sn, Mo, etc.) and their alloys with a garanteed good adhesion of coatins to the article surfaces;
  • a possibility to deposit two or tree-layered coatings;
  • a process is two times less power-intensive as a galvanic one;
  • a process is ecologically safe, does not require a usage of toxic matters, excludes from a use of purification works, improves work conditions.
Electrical contacts: Cu on W, Mo...Ion-plasma coatings are high-densed and have a high wear- and corrosion- resistance. E.g. Ni and Cr coatings of a 15 mkm thickness substitute electroplate coatings of 40...50 mkm thickness. Metallization may be done onto outside/inside ( > 100mm in diameter in the latter case) surfaces of required articles and long- sized workpieces.

Vacuum working installationSTSC "Rapid" has developed industrial type ion-plasma BY-1000 and BI-1200 installations with vacuum working chambers of 1000...1200 mm in diameter and 1400...2000 mm in height. These universal installations are equiped with a specified number of planar-type and cylinder-type evaporators according to different production requirements. Installations are designed to deposit protective, decorative, wear-resistant, tribotechnical and other types of functional coatings onto articles made of glass, porcelain, plastic, ceramics and metal. Developed gas-plasma generators allow to increase substantially an ion- yield coefficient of the vapor flow in order to clean and activate more effectively the surface of treated parts before coating deposition and produce high-adhesive layers with a fine-grained structure.
For more information on RAPID call:
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Dr. Kulak L.D.
PH.(380 44) 444 3345, PH/FAX: (380 44) 452 5523,
STSC "Rapid", 3 Krzhizhanovski St., Kiev 03142, Ukraine,
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