What is Evaporative Deposition?
Evaporative deposition is a manufacturing process that involves the deposition of a thin film of material onto a substrate by vaporizing a source material and allowing the vapor to condense onto the substrate. This process is commonly used to create thin film coatings or layers of materials that have specific properties or functions, such as insulation, conductivity, or wear resistance.
One of the main advantages of evaporative deposition is that it allows for the precise control of the thickness and composition of the deposited film. This is because the rate of deposition is determined by the vapor pressure of the source material and the temperature of the substrate, which can be carefully controlled during the process.
VDI's Evaporative Deposition Capabilities
Outlined below are some of the general capabilities of VDI’s evaporation (vapor) services. For a full list of metals and applications supported please contact us.
Evaporative (vapor) deposition is a process where materials are heated to a vapor state in a vacuum and then condensed onto a substrate to form a thin film.
-Minimum 30” (0.762 meter)
-Maximum 80” (2.032 meters)
0.5 mil – 10 mil
- Synthetic Paper
Window Film Component
VDI offers a wide array of component materials that can be used in window film products. From standard metallized aluminum to spectrally selective coatings with different visual appearances and heat rejection properties, VDI can support any window film need. VDI is capable of coating on substrates as thin as 0.5 mil and up to 10 mil.Download the Product Sheet
Evaporative deposition is used in a variety of applications, including the production of electronic devices, optics, and decorative coatings. It is a useful technique because it allows for the precise control of the thickness and composition of the deposited film or coating, and it can be used to produce high-quality thin films and coatings. VDI’s capabilities enable it to provide tight tolerances and uniformity of metal deposition, cross web, down-web, and roll-to-roll. In addition, our plasma treatment ensures improved metal adhesion in films.
- Window Film Components
- Thin-Film Transistors
- Solar Panels
- Flexible and Foldable Displays
- Barrier Films
- Mirror Coatings
- Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
- RFID Tags
- Enhanced Metal Adhesion Applications
- Thermal and Protectinve Fabrics
Evaporative deposition is used in a variety of industries, including electronics, optics, and aerospace, to create thin film coatings for a wide range of applications.
In the electronics industry, evaporative deposition is used to create thin film coatings for conducting, insulating, and protective layers on semiconductor devices. In the optics industry, it is used to create thin film coatings for lenses and other optical components to improve their performance. In the aerospace industry, evaporative deposition is used to create thin film coatings for jet engine parts to improve their wear resistance and durability.
- Electronics and Semiconductors
- Solar Energy
- Flexible Display Manufacturing
- Medical Devices
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