Vacuum metalizing is used for a variety of reasons. Frequently, selective masking is required for these applications. Allied Mask and Tooling can custom design and manufacture metalizing fixtures for any system.
Here are a few pictures of metalizing tooling. Most of these masks work in a Stokes, Galileo, VTI or Leybold vacuum chamber. Some metalizing masking is used to keep material out of a glue channel of weld bead. Others are used for decorative purposes. Still, some use metalizing for RFI/EMI shielding. Some tooling does not require masking. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.