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Plasma vapour deposition (PVD). Worker adjusting the controls of a PVD machine. It is being used to coat components (trays at lower centre and lower left) with a thin film metal alloy to provide a wear-resistant coating. PVD uses a jet of plasma (hot ions) that contains the alloying metals to be added to the surface. The plasma jet is directed towards the surface by an electric field.
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