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 About THE COMPANY

surface enhancement performance specialists SINCE 1994

Our Story

Through rigorous research and development, Phygen’s breakthrough technology is redefining the standards for industrial surface enhancement.

From the beginning, Phygen’s goal has been to develop new top-performing coatings for dies, molds, and tooling used in die casting, metal forming, and plastic injection molding. Initially Phygen’s scientists invested six years of research and development activity to perfect new proprietary systems and processes. In 2000, Phygen was awarded a US Patent for a higher-energy plasma acceleration process that is used to apply Phygen’s FortiPhy™ XVD coatings.

Phygen’s patented FortiPhy™ XVD technology is a quantum leap beyond conventional PVD technology, providing a combination of coating properties by creating a dense, non-columnar coating structure having the highest possible adhesion level.

Phygen was founded in 1994 by David C. Bell with the objective of being a technology leader in the industrial surface coatings industry.

 

BEYOND BETTER™ IS OUR PROMISE.

Our proprietary, holistic approach goes far beyond the coating itself.

 

THE BEYOND BETTER PROCESS

01.

A deeper dive

While we’re ready to address your problems directly, we recommend a more holistic approach, which involves reviewing aspects of your application other providers will overlook. Our goal is to understand the entirety of your application, so we may ask a broader range of questions. 

02.

Dream team review

Our in-house industry specialists and engineers closely review the discovery findings to assess your specific application challenges and opportunities. If required, extensive testing is performed to validate our recommended solution.

03.

dedicated application

When the time comes for application of the FortiPhy XVD surface enhancement, only your parts are in the chamber during processing. Phygen customers are never batch-processed with other customer jobs. This is a pillar of our beyond better promise.

04.

nanoperfection

Our FortiPhy XVD technology, with its exceptional process control, applies a chemically stoichiometric layer of dense, nearly defect-free, nano-sized particles with adhesion levels beyond conventional PVD. Tool life is extended, and composition of the substrate remains unchanged.

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