Virtual Coater

ICS is the exclusive dealer of UNAMUR Virtuel Coater (based on NASCAM ) simulation suite that delivers realistic simulations of your coatings by growing them in silico independently of the PVD deposition method.

Virtual Coater accelerates the process performance evaluation  before committing to prototyping.

With VIrtual Coater, you get better understanding of your process and coating, and you design better product and solve problems.

More than 700 active users worldwide 

Virtual Coater is simple, user-friendly and several plugins can be ordered to setup simulations and analyze results.

Find below a description of the code and plugins.

The order form is here and at the bottom.

Interested but not willing to perform simulation yourself ?

Virtual Coater plugins (modules)


Film growth (Nascam)

Simulates the time evolution of atoms deposited on a substrate. It is based on the kinetic Monte Carlo (kMC) method.

  Make Process

Create your own process by sett/ing up a deposition chamber equipped with either magnetrons or evaporation sources and moving substrate. 

Make substrate

Generates the substrate on which deposition takes place  

Process tools

Three plugins are provided to help users to setup their process: REACTIVE GAZ, MAGNETRON and 


Computes the optical response of the simulated coating 


Computes the color of the simulated coating


Computes the electrical properties of the simulated coating by solving the Maxwell equations with a finite elements model.


Computes the porosity of  the simulated coating


Computes the correlation function of the simulated  coating and display it like an SEM image




Creates slices of substrates or simulated coatings to have access to internal morphology.


Computes the thermal properties of the simulated coating.



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