KI Industries, a trusted supplier of decorative product for over 50 Years.
PVD Finished Components Are A Specialty of KI Industries
Since 2013, KI has been providing PVD finished components where material specifications or performance requirements have exceeded the capabilities of chrome plating. The PVD finish can be applied to plastic or metal substrates.
For applications using plastic materials PVD can be applied to almost any thermoplastic and even thermoset materials. This gives designers more freedom as normal plastic part design limitations can be overcome. Extending material selection possibilities beyond the use of “plateable” resins such as ABS or PC/ABS designers can have the look of chrome on plastic parts that can withstand higher temperatures than ABS based resins/blends.
Finish colors can vary depending on the target materials used. Aluminum, platinum and titanium are common target materials used and each can be combined with other metals/alloys to provide custom finishes.
Graphics can be applied on the PVD surface with superior durability and performance characteristics compared to graphics printed on chrome plating. KI developed a process which enables the PVD finished part to be backlit offering “dead-front” graphics on chrome or brushed Stainless Steel finishes.
- Custom Manufacturing
- Consumer Goods
- Application Process: Sputtering and Thermal Deposition
- Applied to the following substrates: ABS, PBT, PC, Thermostat plastics, Zinc, Aluminum.
- Materials used: Aluminum, Chromium Nitride, Titanium, other alloys as required for appearance and performance characteristics.
- Other capabilities: Tool design and construction, painting and laser etching
Product and Process Development
Design for manufacturability begins with understanding your concept and continues through design, prototype and production phases of the project. Our engineers fully understand the raw materials available to our industry.
From the latest resin technology to tried and proven materials KI can suggest the best material for your part design, finish and performance requirements. Working closely with our customer’s design team at the concept phase allows for the concurrent design of the part, the tool, and the manufacturing process.
This approach provides the best design solution for our customers while our process validation procedure provides the strict attention to detail that ensures a successful product launch.
We know that being a World Class Supplier requires we be a good corporate citizen and steward of the planet. KI is committed to providing our customers with products that are compliant with applicable environmental regulations. These regulations, such as the European Standard RoHS, calls for the elimination of the use of environmentally hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment placed in the market after July 1, 2006. All KI products are RoHS compliant.
In addition to ensuring that the products we supply are safe for the consumer and the environment, we make sure that our manufacturing processes are also. Our plating and painting systems meet all local Government Agency environmental requirements.
Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
KI's Global Manufacturing reach enables our customers to expand their supply base into low-cost countries. With over 40 years’ experience manufacturing products in Asia and delivering them to customers in the U.S. and Mexico, KI has the resources in place to manage the necessary supply chain options for customers in all markets around the globe. for your product. It is what we do!
Quality Systems and Certifications
KI’s Quality Certifications:
- Berkeley, IL: ISO 9001:2008
- Taiwan: TS 16949, ISO 14001
- Queretaro, MX: TS 16949, ISO 14001
- China Plating Facility: TS 16949, ISO 14001
- China PVD Facility: TS 16949, ISO 14001
- China Die Cast Facility: TS 16949, ISO 14001
A strong quality assurance program has been vital to KI's growth and success over the years. Our systems and procedures have been developed to insure that our products meet our customers demanding specifications.
Our employees receive regular training in the latest systems and quality techniques. From basic problem-solving techniques to PFMEA, DFMEA and Six Sigma tools this training serves as the cornerstone of our continuous improvement efforts. All employees are focused on providing the highest quality products and service for our customers.
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