To develop and apply the next generation of advanced coatings. Directed Vapor
Deposition (DVD) is an advanced approach for vapor depositing high quality coatings.
This process is capable of depositing thin or thick films, with highly controlled
compositions and architectures, onto Line-of-Sight and Non-Line-Of-Sight (NLOS)
regions of complex components.
"To utilize the unique capabilities of the DVD process to create competitive advantages for our customers." -Harry Burns, President and CEO
DVTI's state of the art 3 generation DVD coater
The DVD III is a production capable coater whose vacuum chamber measures 3ft x 3ft x
6ft, with the potential to easily coat complex objects up to 15in x 15in x 15in. Specialty
objects such as tubular structures as well as reel-to-reel tapes exceeding 15 in. can be
accommodated with adjustments. DVD III is intended to evaluate production techniques
and prove customer specific concepts. It is also designed for production operations. The
source material is melted in three 1" diameter actively cooled copper crucibles by the
continuous mode 60KW electron gun capable of multisource beam scanning. Other melt
pool designs are available with a minor reconfiguration. The high operating voltage of
75KV allows the beam to work at high chamber pressures, further increasing the
available deposition parameter space. The fully computer controlled operation allows for
repeatable deposition campaigns at a low cost per run.