WHY FORTIPHY™ XVD?
because conventional PVD is old technology
The high-failure rate of conventional PVD coatings is expensive. It’s time for a new generation of surface enhancement: Phygen’s FortiPhy™ XVD Nanoperfection Technology is a quantum leap ahead of conventional cathodic arc PVD coatings.
a breakthrough scientific advance
FortiPhy™ XVD (Xcelerated Vapor Deposition) Nanoperfection Technology delivers smaller, more consistent nanoparticles while eliminating 90% of the macroparticle flaws and surface defects common to conventional PVD surface coatings. The nearly defect-free nanocrystalline structure produced by FortiPhy™ XVD Technology is far superior to conventional PVD, delivering levels of performance and endurance never before thought possible.
FORTIPHY™ XVD NANOperfection
Conventional PVD coating
Many macro particle defects
welcome to true ultra-endurance
No other coating technologies can even come close to the performance characteristics and ultra-endurance provided by Phygen’s FortiPhy™ XVD technology. You have to see it to believe it.
scientifically proven ultra-endurance
lasts 3x to 88X longer than conventional PVD coatings
ultra hard = superior wear resistance
The FortiPhy™ XVD process delivers near-diamond hardness, shielding even the hardest substrate materials. Its higher surface density and tighter nano-crystalline structure delivers the lower surface energy required for higher lubricity, smoother sliding and faster release needed in high-speed applications.
super bond strength = extended longevity
Proven in the lab and in real use application, the FortiPhy™ XVD surface bond strength is stronger than the molecular bond of the substrate material itself, significantly reducing the peeling, cracking and scratching responsible for most coating failures.
ultra thin = dimensional precision
Depending on the application, FortiPhy™ XVD coatings have different engineered thicknesses (3 to 6 microns). For reference a human hair is about 70 microns thick. FortiPhy™ XVD coating thicknesses are precise and controlled, providing exact conformance to fine surface details so tighter tolerances can be met and intended dimensions of components can be preserved.
corrosion protection = consistent results
Industry standards for corrosion resistence (e.g. electroless nickel) are soft and wear away quickly. FortiPhy™ XVD coatings are inert and won’t cause an increased risk of any chemical reactions. Phygen is proud to announce it’s FortiPhy™ technology has been bench-tested by the US Army and designated a leader in corrosion protection for high pressure, highly abrasive environments.
green is good
FortiPhy™ nanoparticle compounds are comprised of a completely inert and safe molecule which is deposited in a chemical-free process inside an enclosed vacuum chamber. Environmental exposure to the toxic chemicals found in the hard-chrome plating process is completely eliminated.
Did you know?
Hard chrome plating is now banned by EU/REACH regulations and is impacting businesses around the world, including those exporting into the European Union. FortiPhy™ technology is fully compliant, making it your ideal alternative to hard chrome plating.
surface enhancement options
Aluminum Chromium Nitride
CrN + PLASMA ION NITRIDE
AlCrN + PLASMA ION NITRIDE