All Posts Semiconductor Plasma Spray Wafer Manufacturing as a Service April 19, 2021 Leave a Comment Rough Coatings Providing Rough Surfaces for Rough Environments One feature that varies widely among many industries is coating roughness. Smooth coatings are popular for parts with critical dimensions, cosmetic appearance requirements, and vacuum sealing applications but rough coatings have a niche of their own. Rough coatings deposited on a metal surface have excellent bond strength properties up to […] February 6, 2021 Leave a Comment Vivid Earns ISO 9001-2015 Certification! Determined to continuously improve, the Vivid team has committed to customer quality at all three of our Bay Area locations and have earned our ISO accreditation at all three manufacturing sites. Vivid Quality Policy Vivid is committed to comply with all requirements and continually improve our quality management system by […] January 1, 2021 Leave a Comment High-Mix-Low-Volume – Dynamic Production High Mix Low Volume allows for more dynamic production because of the intermittent change. Rather than having a high-volume product line running the same exact-copy process continuously, there are multiple products that call for process-focused principles High Mix Low Volume can help a company grow its process knowledge base and […] November 10, 2020 Leave a Comment Animated Design – Painting 3D Prints It has long been established that 3D printing is going to play a large part in the future of manufacturing. 3D printing is already widely used in prototyping stages and in most situations the product finish includes painting 3D printed parts. After all, no one wants to go to a […] August 18, 2020 Leave a Comment Chrome Oxide – Rugged Sealing Surfaces Chrome Oxide has very unique properties that provide value to many industries. NASA discovered the advantage of Chrome Oxide when utilized for lubricant-free foil gas bearings. Energy companies have been using Plasma Spray Chrome Oxide equipment as wear resistant coatings on excavation operations miles below the Earth’s surface. Plasma Sprayed […] May 27, 2020 Leave a Comment Anti-Microbial Coatings – The Understated Defense Against Spreading Microorganisms With the current global condition society is searching for solutions to treat the infected as well as preventive actions to mitigate the risks of infection. Anti-microbial coatings can enhance common surfaces by providing key properties on substrates that would normally allow for microorganisms to spread. Anti-microbial coatings on surfaces have […] February 3, 2020 Leave a Comment EMI Shielding Strategies WHY EMI SHIELD? My favorite example is when you’re listening to the radio and hear the speaker making a clicking noise during an incoming phone call. Now imagine this same interference in medical equipment used in Emergency Rooms across the world, hence why companies and Underwriters Laboratory take this issue […] November 9, 2019 Leave a Comment Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) is the new way to use manufacturing industry knowledge for growing new companies and startups. Manufacturing as a Service providers can help bring your product to market more quickly, at lower costs, and better quality than building a Supply Chain from scratch. Vivid has been […] April 7, 2017 Leave a Comment Silicon Plasma Spray – Servicing Vital Parts for Ion Implants Silicon Plasma is an important part of the procedure for creating and refurbishing Ion Implant equipment. Vivid is a qualified 99.999% Silicon coating service provider. See below for more details, analysis and pictures. July 7, 2016 Leave a Comment The many uses of Zinc Arc Spray! May 18, 2016 Leave a Comment Aluminum Oxide March 30, 2016 Leave a Comment Twin Wire Arc Spraying Using 6 Axis Robotics Vivid Incorporated is a Santa Clara based coating facility specializing in Twin Wire Arc Spray, Plasma Spray, Cold Spray, Class A Paints, Teflon, and Thick Film printing. This video takes you into one of our work cells and displays our automated thermal spray process performing perfectly uniform coatings for the […] March 23, 2016 Leave a Comment Vivid Inc. Inner Diameter Spray ID Spraying with a hard ceramic for abrasion and corrosion resistance using a 2 foot extension. The substrate is a 3.25″ Steel Cylinder. This is the innovative concept that will eventually completely replace the need for the old “sleeve and weld” technique used in many high abrasion situations.