COLT 4828

Small Batch Fast Cycle Sputter Systems
4 Min PVD / PECVD Cycle
In Line with Injection Molding



COLT 4828

System Summary
Small Batch Fast Cycle sputter systems designed to maximize production. Industry leading 3.5 minute cycle produces in rates that can synchronize with injection molding machines to optimize your throughput potential. Rotating single or multi-planetary fixture designs provide uniform coating of a wide range of 3D substrate materials and coatings. The Colt platform can be configured with a range of deposition sources.

System Type

  • Vertical Small Batch Fast Cycle
  • Two door with rotating tooling fixtures

Optimized Coating Area

  • 48” 1211mm Height
  • 28” 711mm Diameter
  • Single or Multi-Planetary Tooling Options
Technical Summary

High Power Sputter Processes – Only Mustang Vacuum Systems Patented High Power Magnetron Cathodes have achieved the level of reliability and performance required for High Power processes.  Patented target clamping, cathode cooling and magnetic array design allow for sputtering rates that are 50% higher than our competitors with an unmatched maximum power density of 500 watts per square inch.

Coating Method Options

  • Planar Cathode (DC, RF, AC, HIPIMS)
  • Reactive Sputtering
  • Rotatable Cathode (DC, RF, AC)
  • PECVD - MF AC Plasma

Typical System Dimensions

  • Width – 3.71M (12.16’)
  • Depth - 5.8M (17’)
  • Height - 2.79M (9.16’)

Features

  • Dual Manual Door with Quick Change Fixturing
  • Networking Compatible with On-Board Diagnostics
  • Desiccant Venting Standard

Typical Applications

  • Automotive Lighting
  • Interior and exterior automotive trim
  • RF Shielding
  • 3D Plastics / Metal or Ceramics
  • Functional decorative coatings

Lighting Reflector Process

3.5 Minute Standard Aluminum Sputter Process for high brightness reflectors

  • Mid Frequency AC Plasma Glow Discharge, Pre-Treatment
  • PVD sputter by planar cathode
  • Plascoat® PECVD Top Coating – Plasma cured monomer
  • Cycle time can be affected by substrate age, geometry and the time between maintenance intervals.
  • Automotive Bezel Process

    Typical Colors : Chrome, Stainless Steel, Black Chrome, Bronze, Gold

    3.5 – 5.0 Minute Sputter Process depending on coating thickness

  • Mid Frequency AC Plasma Glow Discharge, Pre-Treatment
  • PVD sputter by planar cathode
  • Optional - Plascoat® PECVD Top Coating – Plasma cured monomer may or may not be required for some materials.
  • Cycle time can be affected by substrate age, geometry and the time between maintenance intervals. Typical cycle times: