1. The vacuum thin film coating technology supporting our everyday life
-- from lenses of digital cameras to lamps of automobiles
A vacuum thin-film coating system applies a thin coat on the object in a vacuum chamber. Although the thickness of the film varies from product to product, the average is 0.1 to several dozen micrometers, which is thinner than aluminum foil for household use (several dozen micrometer).
Currently, the thin films are utilized in a wide variety of fields and many of them exist around us. Which products are the films used for? What role do they play? Let us introduce concrete examples.
For example, the films are used in the following products:
In actual application, it often happens that more than one film with different functions is applied together. The following are examples:
The vacuum thin-film coating system and thin films produced through the system are frequently observed in our day-to-day life and have become an indispensable part of it.
In the next issue, we will introduce the mechanism of how the vacuum thin-film coating system produces thin films.