PVD Blog

Meet the Team: Clark Caplan, Software and Test Engineer

PVD Products is proud of the equipment we produce. But it’s our responsibility to have the users, whether they are in a research lab or production factory, really understand how to take care of and optimize the capabilities of these tools. That’s why we have Clark.
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Four Tips to Reduce the Cost of Your Custom R&D Deposition System

At a fundamental level, the specifications for a specific thin-film coating will drive the overall requirements for a vacuum deposition system. Wise choices early in the concept phase will reduce the overall cost of a coating system without sacrificing the throughput or film quality.
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The Right Tool for Every Job: Custom Design for R&D

By researchers, for researchers There’s nothing that fuels our team’s passion than building a custom R&D system. Our extensive background in thin film coating allows us to fundamentally understand and support the deposition process for specific R&D applications in a way that standard capital equipment manufacturers cannot.
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Meet the Team: Jason Livengood, Mechanical Engineer

Wanting to make the impossible possible, Jason believes that each person at PVD Products is important when executing the possible. Jason’s background in technical engineering design has led him find his true passion at PVD Products – which involves getting his hands dirty, of course.
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What the duck?

If you look carefully at any of our equipment photos, you will find a small rubber ducky placed somewhere on the deposition tool. These ducks have become PVD's informal mascot, and we include one of our ducks with every deposition system that we ship. We often tell clients that the machine is free, but the duck costs $1,000,000! You may be wondering, what on earth do ducks have to do with thin-film deposition equipment? Well that’s a funny story.
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Why Early Facility Planning Pays Off

Purchasing a new deposition system involves much more than deciding on the right process, developing performance requirements, and defining system specifications. In the end, the equipment has to GO somewhere.
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Six Reasons to Have Your Custom-Designed Vacuum Deposition System Professionally Built

When your research needs are not met by catalog options, a first impulse might be to build your own custom-made vacuum deposition system. When you “Do It Yourself (DIY)” you get exactly what you want, right? Not necessarily.
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Meet the Team: Eric Nothnagel, Mechanical Engineering Manager

A wearer of many hats, Eric has experience in engineering, management, and sales support. As a big believer in the power of a team, Eric found PVD Products’ process very appealing from the start. Making a piece of capital manufacturing equipment involves a team effort, from engineering, test and assembly to the end user.
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We’re Hiring! PVD Products Hosts Careers Open House

PVD Products is growing, and adding to our team! We have several new positions available for junior, mid, and senior levels within the nanotechnology, machinery, semiconductor industries. We are seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer, Production Floor Supervisor, Mechanical Assembly Technician, and Final Test Engineer. And what better way to learn about our company than an open house? We’re opening our facility doors for those interested in working at PVD Products to learn about PVD’s process, tour the PVD facility, and discuss their career goals. Open House: A Career with PVD Products Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Address: 35 Upton Dr Suite 200, Wilmington, MA 01887
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University of Leeds Spins Off a Company Based on Technology Developed in a PVD Product

June 10th: The University of Leeds spins off a company based on technology developed in a PVD Products PLD/MBE-2100 system using a fs laser. The group at Leeds has developed a new technique called Ultrafast Laser Plasma Implantation (ULPI). The company plans to use ULPI in a wide variety unique applications. More can be learned at the Ultramatis web site http://www.ultramatis.com/ PVD Products wishes the group the best of luck in their future work!
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