In-line sputtering systems

TapematicCD Printer

In-line sputtering systems

The sputtering technology is well established, and widely implemented in optical disc manufacturing; an area that Tapematic specialises in, having manufactured stand-alone sputtering, and complete production lines for more than 20 years. CDs, DVDs and Blu Ray discs are typically sputtered in less than 2 seconds including handling to and from the sputtering chamber.

+
-
In-line Sputtering System: How does it work?
PVD coating is a high vacuum process, which enables the transformation of coating material (generally metallic materials such as titanium, chromium and aluminum) from the solid state to vapor. Sputtering induces the transition phase.
The sputtering process consists in a bombardment of the particles with argon ions in a vacuum chamber: the result is a spotless metal surface, absent contamination.
While the solid surface is being sputtered, a reactive gas is introduced in the chamber: the gas combined with the metal vapor forms a highly adherent coating, which settles on the surface.
+
-
In-line Sputtering System: Best-in-class technology
Sputtering offers an unmatched level of performance: our in-line sputtering systems are truly efficient, cost-effective, and the most reliable process to sputter 3D objects, while at the same time loading and offloading to maintain the high vacuum in the sputtering chamber.
Since there are no chemical reactions, because the coating method is based on a purely physical process, in-line sputtering systems are today’s cleanest, greenest and safest technology among coating techniques. In addition, in-line sputtering devices are economically efficient, easy to control, and highly cohesive.
Other benefits include the possibility of having a thorough control, not only on every piece, but also on the single properties of the coating (structure, hardness, adhesion, chemical and temperature resistance…). You may obtain a wide range of colors for the coating, which will be endowed with excellent characteristics of hardness and resistance to abrasion.
+
-
Tapematic In-line Sputtering System

The Tapematic S8++ sputtering system is a reliable, efficient and cost-effective machine to sputter 3 Dimensional objects while always maintaining the sputtering chamber in high vacuum.
Our smart in-line sputtering system makes use of the latest green technology, in order to gain sustainability and the highest possible efficiency in cosmetic metalizing, plastic metallization and 3D coatings.
There is no need to dedicate an operator, since the system loading and offloading are fully automated. The system’s magnetic field is tuned to achieve the best possible performance in terms of reflectivity, uniformity, cycle time, and cost-per-part optimization.
Today’s greenest and most efficient In-line sputtering system, the Tapematic S8++ is the finest state-of-the-art technology and the best solution for vacuum metalizing today.