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I want to insulate some copper parts with a thin coating. I am interested in a physical vapor deposition (PVD) process, but I’m not sure if PVD is suitable for the deposition of an electrically insulating coating. A lot of PVD providers seem to be coating parts for the purpose of wear-and-tear protection not electrical insulation, and from what I have read the coating material often seems to be some kind of metal. The durability sounds really great because my parts will be exposed to high pressure running water, but I need to insulate the parts with a non electrically conductive coating. Is PVD used to deposit electrically insulating coatings? If so what is the specific coating material(s)? 

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  • \$\begingroup\$ It’s used to make better conductors but Palladium Tantalum for insulation must be expensive. So plastic with multiple coaxial layers is used. Copper being malleable makes the electrical insulation fail, \$\endgroup\$ Jul 5 at 17:03
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It’s used to make better conductors but I read Palladium Tantalum is used for PVD insulation but must be expensive.

So plastic with multiple coaxial layers is used. Copper being malleable makes the electrical insulation fail in some coatings.

Magnet wire is good when permanently installed with care and protection but not cheap.

You are best to use existing Waterproof Cable / Water-Resistant Cable or “submarine category cables ”

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