Directed Vapor Technologies Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification, Continuing Its Commitment to Customer Satisfaction and Continuous Process Improvement

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Directed Vapor Technologies, Inc. (DVTI), a leader in technology and processes for advanced physical vapor deposition coating, is proud to announce that its quality management system has been certified to the new ISO 9001:2015 Certification.  This early adoption of the new standard further demonstrates, DVTI’s commitment to customer satisfaction and continued process improvement.

This certification replaces the prior 2008 version and brings greater focus in the following areas.

  • Puts greater emphasis on leadership engagement.
  • Places greater attention to organizational risks and opportunities in a structured manner.
  • Addresses supply chain management more effectively.
  • Is more user-friendly for service and knowledge-based organizations.

DVTI’s continues to engage Quality Systems Registrars, Inc. (QSR®), a leading inspection and certification company, who handled the thorough audit of DVTI’s transition to the new Quality Management System.

This commitment continues to be a top priority of our senior management and is fully embraced by all DVTI’s employees.

 

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Directed Vapor Technologies, Inc. (DVTI), a leader in technology and processes for advanced physical vapor deposition coating, is proud to announce that its quality management system has received ISO 9001:2008 Certification. Harry Burns, president and CEO of DVTI, attributes the company’s successful completion of this important certification to the customer focused culture and the long established policies, quality controls, and detailed record keeping.

The certification is an industry standard that verifies the integrity of an organization’s Quality Management Systems (QMS) and recognizes its ability to meet customers’ quality requirements while continually improving operational processes. The recognition supports DVTI’s scope of research, design and manufacture of coatings using a vapor deposition process and related processes and coating equipment and is a testament to the Company’s ability to deliver a high level of customer satisfaction. DVTI’s certification comes after Quality Systems Registrars, Inc. (QSR®), a leading inspection and certification company, completed a thorough audit of DVTI’s Quality Management System.

The establishment of DVTI’s QMS made it possible to articulate the company’s vision and mission to consistently meet the needs and expectations of its customers and partners while continually improving its processes. “This is an important step to formally demonstrated the company’s commitment to customer satisfaction by validating and certifying our quality management system under ISO 9001:2008,” said Harry Burns. “The Certification is a significant milestone for all of us at DVTI.” Achieving ISO 9001:2008 certification clearly demonstrates DVTI’s company-wide commitment to supporting our customers with a quality product. This commitment starts with our senior management and is fully embraced by all DVTI’s employees.

Charlottesville, VA, Aug. 20, 2015 – Directed Vapor Technologies is an emerging provider of advanced, high rate deposition capability for battery materials and will be exhibiting at booth 1651. The Battery Show is a premier showcase of the latest advanced battery technologies, which is attended by experienced professionals from across the battery industry.

Directed Vapor Technology’s high rate, vapor phase processing approach, Directed Vapor Deposition (DVD), can be used for the high throughput creation of solid electrolyte compositions being considered for next generation, higher energy density solid-state batteries. The process can also be used to enable high rate manufacturing of other battery components. “DVTI’s technology addresses key roadblocks – materials process and costs – to achieving high through put production of next generation, higher energy density solid-state batteries,” said Harry Burns, President and Chief Executive Officer of Directed Vapor Technologies. Adoption of high energy density solid-state batteries is currently limited by the low deposition rates associated with conventional deposition approaches.

DVD is a gas jet assisted E-beam PVD coating process that focuses the vapor flux onto the target substrate for efficient deposition of materials, resulting in superior compositional control of dense deposits with enhanced ionic conductivity. This vapor phase processing approach is not limited to electrolyte materials as it is capable of depositing other solid-state battery layers such as cathodes and anodes. Directed Vapor Technologies can deposit a broad range of complex compositions as well multi-layer compositions and battery architectures.

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Directed Vapor Technologies International, Inc., (DVTI) specializing in coatings of complex aerospace components, www.directedvapor.com, announced today that the company will exhibit its advance coating process, Directed Vapor Deposition (DVD) at the 20th annual MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition, presented by Penton’s Aviation Week (http://www.aviationweek.com), on April 14-16, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL. The company will appear at Booth Number 400.

The Aviation Week MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition will explore the future of aviation and defense maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) through a series of drill-down discussions and networking opportunities drawing 10,000 industry and government professionals. The event features the industry’s largest exhibition floor, which showcases 700+ solution providers to communicate actionable solutions, build contacts and exchange ideas.

DVTI will spotlight its advanced coating technology to the Aviation MRO community. The process, directed vapor deposition, is an affordable, high quality version of EB-PVD (Electron Beam – Physical Vapor Deposition) that has the capability of non-line-of-sight coating onto standard surfaces as well as surfaces with complex geometries. The process has the ability to deposit many types of ceramic and metallic compositions for a broad range of functions. Much of DVTI’s work has been with turbine engine hot sections components with thermal barrier, oxidation and hot corrosion coatings. DVD can also provide an environmentally friendly alternative to heavy metal corrosion and wear resistant coatings by coating high strength steel components with aluminum and aluminum alloys. Typical parts for this type of coating are complex landing gear components with significant inner surfaces.

DVTI offers many types of services for the MRO industry from engineering to design and development of specialized coating compositions to contract coating services in our facility using our state of the art coating equipment. The DVD process offers superior coating capabilities that can create the highest quality coatings for the most demanding performance requirements.

To learn more about the Aviation Week MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition or to register, visit www.aviationweek.com/events/mro or call or call +1.646.392.7883. On Twitter, follow @aviationweek, @avweekevents, #MROAM, #MROMIL. To learn more about all Aviation Week events, visit http://www.aviationweek.com/events.

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Directed Vapor Technologies, Inc., (Directed Vapor) specializing in coating of complex aerospace components, www.directedvapor.com, will be exhibiting environmentally friendly alternatives to hazardous heavy metal coatings for environmental and wear protection of high strength steel components to the aviation community at the 20th annual MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition, presented by Penton’s Aviation Week (http://www.aviationweek.com), on April 14-16, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL. The company will appear at Booth Number 400.

Replacing environmentally hazardous inorganic materials, in particular cadmium and hard chrome, currently used in the maintenance and/or sustainment is a high priority for the aviation industry.  Directed Vapor’s non-toxic replacement coatings do not contain any materials currently identified on the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Emerging Contaminants WATCH List and/or ACTION List. Current replacement technologies utilized by the aviation industry are limited to coating application onto line-of-sight regions. Thus, many components that require coatings onto non-line-of-sight (NLOS) regions still require a suitable processing approach which will enable use of heavy metal replacement coatings.  Directed Vapor Deposition (DVD) is an environmentally friendly, vapor deposition technique that facilitates NLOS deposition onto the internal regions of components, allows flexible control of the coating composition and microstructure, and enables high rate, highly economical deposition. To achieve this Directed Vapor uses the Directed Vapor Deposition (DVD) process, which is an advanced version of electron beam physical vapor deposition (EB-PVD).

The DVD process has the capability to deposit corrosion (aluminum and aluminum alloy) and wear coatings (nano-composites) coatings that have suitable qualification capabilities for chromium and cadmium replacement, as well as, can be effectively applied onto internal regions such as complex geometries, hard to reach cavities and cylindrical areas. The impact of reducing the use of cadmium and chromium coatings without decreasing performance is that significant reductions in hazardous waste generation will be achieved. This reduction will limit the exposure of personnel to toxic materials and greatly reduce the costs associated with material disposal. These coatings can be used to protect critical components (including aircraft landing gear, tailhooks, material fasteners and electrical connectors) from the effects of corrosion and wear without the hazardous effects of currently used materials.

DVTI has full-scale production capabilities at its facility in Charlottesville, VA for contract coating services as well as a full staff of engineers and scientists that can develop specialized coatings for specialized requirements.

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Directed Vapor Technologies has been awarded a research and development contract with the Department of Energy. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract is for work in the area of advanced bond coats for thermal barrier coatings systems based on high entropy alloys. The effort is focused on the creation of new bond coat compositions for advanced power generation turbines and aircraft turbine engines as well as next generation structural alloys for gas turbine components.

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Charlottesville – January 5, 2015 – Directed Vapor Technologies International, Inc. (DVTI) has begun focusing their Directed Vapor Deposition (DVD) coating technology toward the production of lightweight wiring for use in the aerospace industry. The DVD process has the unique ability to effectively coat conductive layers of material to high performance polymer fibers. Since modern designs used in the aerospace and space industries include a significant number of electrical systems and components, considerable fuel efficiency cost savings can be obtained from replacement of copper wires with lighter weight, coated polymer fibers. In addition, utilization of coated polymer fiber wires is expected to result in increased robustness and reliability due to expected increases in flex tolerance and mechanical strength. The DVD process has a very high rate of deposition and is capable of non-line-of-sight coatings so it is ideal for creating uniform, well-adhered conductive coatings. This process aims to overcome some of the limitations of existing liquid plated conductive polymers and textile products. DVTI has extensive background with high performance coatings for the aerospace industries through their work with thermal barrier and environmental barrier coatings for turbine engine hot section components and other aircraft protective coatings. The DVD coating process is an advanced version of electron beam physical vapor deposition that more efficiently deposits coatings

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Directed Vapor Technologies International, Inc. (DVTI) has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract from NASA. The two-year program is investigating advanced high temperature materials technologies to meet application challenges associated with future propulsion systems.  NASA’s long range goals of reducing fuel consumption by 30% and increasing fuel efficiency by 35% can partially be accomplished through increasing the operation temperatures of gas turbine engines.  The advent of advanced alloys, coatings, cooling technologies and ceramic components has created the potential for significant increases in the hot section of these engines.  However, these advances will also lead to elevated temperatures in other regions of the engine.  For example, the turbine disk section would also need to operate at increasingly higher temperatures that would subject it to oxidation and hot corrosion degradation mechanisms not currently experienced.  DVTI is developing corrosion/oxidation resistant coatings and methods for applying these coatings to turbine disk materials in order to enable operating at temperatures in excess of 1400 °F.