Research & Development
Through research and development ideas become solutions and problems are solved. It provides a path for new ideas to become reality or innovation for existing products to address problems realized from current use. Our research staff works with you to make your ideas a reality. Utilizing state of the art technology, innovative thinking and a practical approach together we bring life to your concept.
Our research staff can develop custom solutions to meet your specific requirement. We work with you to develop solutions to your most demanding applications. NCT will work with you to select the proper coating and PVD coating process for your application. Our ability to deposit PVD coatings using cathodic arc, electron beam, plasma enhanced magnetron sputtering and plasma enhanced CVD allows us to develop custom coatings or coating compositions to meet specific performance requirements. Coatings have been developed to combat friction, wear, fretting, erosion and corrosion. With the wide range of deposition processes available our engineering staff can deposit the coatings at temperatures that will not affect your substrate.
Research engineers monitor the products during the coating process.
The photo at left shows a cathodic arc coating source as it is initially generated on the surface of the target material to be deposited.
The photos below show a cathodic arc coating source as a reactive gas is introduced into the chamber. The color of the plasma plume will change depending on what reactive gas is introduced.