3M is a diversified provider of products and services for consumer, commercial, professional, and industrial markets. 3M has a strong international presence with operations in more than 60 countries. We are the world’s largest supplier of tapes, with more than 900 varieties. We also are a leader in coated abrasives, surface conditioning products, specialty chemicals, roofing granules, repositionable notes, home cleaning sponges and scouring pads, overhead projectors, electrical and electronic products, reflective materials for highway safety, respirators for worker safety, closures for disposable diapers, medical and surgical supplies, and drug-delivery systems and dental products, among many others.
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
Advanced Energy provides high-value, reliable power conversion and controls for thin-film manufacturing companies around the world. We put decades of power conversion experience to work for every customer, listening closely to discover new ways to help them create one of the fundamental building blocks for reaching their goals. And in the process, we continue to stay in front of next-generation power conversion challenges.
Our far-reaching global presence ensures that our customers have access to our products - and to us - exactly when required. More than 200 direct service professionals are located near customer sites around the world, and our footprint includes a best-in-class manufacturing facility located in China. Our industry-leading quality management systems are independently verified, and our manufacturing operations ramp up and down as quickly as our customers need them to.
Agilent Technologies, Vacuum Products Division
Agilent Technologies (formerly Varian, Inc.) is a full-service vacuum product supplier, manufacturing a wide range of state-of-the-art products to help you create, control, measure, and maintain vacuum. Agilent's product offering includes a wide range of high vacuum diffusion, turbo molecular, and ion pumps; dry scroll and oil-sealed primary vacuum pumps; gauging and instrumentation for all vacuum regimes; and a full range of flanges, fittings and valves. Agilent's VS Series Leak Detectors are robust and highly accurate industrial leak detectors, and include oil-free, clean room compatible models. Agilent provides pre-and post-sale engineering assistance, basic vacuum and product training classes, custom product design, on-site field service and depot level service. We have full, worldwide support for OEMs and end users, including advanced exchange and local service for immediate response. ISO-9001 certified.
Angstrom Sciences, Inc.
Angstrom Sciences was founded in 1988 by Mark A. Bernick with a mission to supply sophisticated magnetrons and high-purity materials for the Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) of thin films. Since then, the superior performance and reliability of these technically advanced magnetrons have led to world-wide market acceptance.
Angstrom Sciences’ magnetrons have been enthusiastically received in a wide variety of R&D and production applications across a spectrum of industries that include aerospace, defense, architectural glass, automotive components, data storage, decorative films, displays, electronics/microelectronics, energy, lighting, medical, security, and wear coatings, to name but a few! The reason for this success is quite simple. Angstrom Sciences’ patented profiled magnet technology, enhanced cooling through forced turbulent water-flow, and robust designs all combine to provide the performance and operational characteristics that our customers seek.
One of the outstanding advantages of our technology lies in its scalability. We supply state-of-the-art circular magnetrons, linear magnetrons, and cylindrical magnetrons; over the widest range of sizes and capabilities in the industry. Magnetic variations, design options, and accessories to optimize your application are limitless; enabling custom-tailored solutions for specific applications and system designs. Angstrom Sciences is a privately held company of more than 30 employees based out of its 18,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Duquesne, PA (USA).
ARi Industries, Inc.
ARi is recognized as the industry leader of metal-sheathed, mineral-insulated thermocouple/heater cable. ARi uses that same high-quality cable to fabricate and manufacture in quantity our wide range of cable options. ARI's products include thermocouple, RTD (resistance temperature detector) and heater assemblies for myriad industrial and commercial uses.
ARi's high-watt density heaters can supply up to 150 watts per square inch, yielding quick response and long use life in the most demanding applications. ARi heaters are used throughout the semiconductor manufacturing process, as well as in
- Furnace element production.
- Aerospace and heat tracing applications.
- Numerous vaporization chemical processes for coating needs.
- Substrate heating sources for ultra-high vacuum applications.
- Solar cell production systems.
- Aerospace thruster assemblies.
BOBST Manchester Ltd.
BOBST is seen as a market leader and key innovator in the flexibles material industry through its Bobst, Fischer & Krecke, Kochsiek and Rotomec product lines and is the foremost supplier of vacuum web coating equipment in the world through its General product line.
BOBST's range of experience and expertise covers the design, manufacture, and installation of vacuum web coating machines utilizing many different physical vapor deposition technologies, including thermal evaporation, sputtering, electron beam evaporation, etc. BOBST is well experienced in producing custom built machines designed to customer's exact and often proprietary requirements. Multizone and multiprocess machines to build up multiple layers on a single substrate are a specialty. Sputtering machines can be supplied with planar magnetrons or rotatable magnetrons for DC or reactive AC sputtering processes. Recent developments include the introduction of a robust and efficient plasma treatment system for high and low speed web coaters, the development of the QLF PECVD process for transparent barrier coatings, and the development of machines including In Register pattern metallizing for security applications.
BOBST's Business Unit Web-Fed provides equipment for metallization, flexo printing, coating and laminating, gravure printing and in-line converting, as well as register and quality control equipment
Brooks Automation, Inc. - Vacuum Products Division
Through the recent acquisition of Helix Technology Corporation, Brooks Automation is the global leader in the development and application of innovative vacuum technology solutions. Through our CTI-Cryogenics, Granville-Phillips, and Polycold Systems Product Centers, we provide a broad range of critical vacuum components, controls and subsystems that are key to the performance of semiconductor, flat panel and disk drive manufacturing equipment. CTI-Cryogenics makes field-proven cryogenic pumps for the production of high vacuum as well as water vapor pumping applications, while Granville-Phillips offers instrumentation to provide reliable and repeatable vacuum measurement solutions that help increase vacuum process productivity. Polycold® Systems manufactures cryogenic refrigeration systems, including fast cycle water vapor cryopumps, cryocoolers to chill cold traps, baffles, and detectors, and gas chillers that cool gas streams to cryogenic temperatures. Brooks solutions such as the TrueBluesm Service Agreements eliminate unscheduled downtime and deliver unmatched uptime support.
Darly Custom Technology, Inc.
Darly Custom Technology, Inc., has been designing, manufacturing, and servicing high vacuum coating equipment for the American and Asian markets since 1981, offering a complete line of coaters for the latest technology applications. Darly’s Bloomfield, CT, facility also includes an application laboratory where process research and testing can be conducted. Darly’s flexible web roll coaters have been used in the converting, metallic yarn, packaging, hot stamp, optical products, and flat panel display industries. These machines are available with single or multizone vacuum, single or multilayer processing, and free span or drum support web configurations. The DYC large batch coaters and small batch (60 sec.) rapid cycle industrial metallizers are used to coat three-dimensional substrates for the cosmetic, lighting, EMI shielding, and automotive industries. The DMC series is designed for multi-layer thin film deposition of optical products such as telecommunication products, lenses, and optical filters. Darly’s vacuum coating equipment offers options such as thermal evaporation, plasma cleaning, electron beam evaporation, ion cleaning and assisted deposition, sputtering sources, magnetron-assisted deposition, polymerization, and SiOx hard coating. In addition to turnkey systems, spare parts, and consumables, Darly Custom Technology is also able to supply accessory and subsystems such as vacuum pump packages, optical monitoring systems, closed-loop water chiller systems, and additional vacuum components.
Denton Vacuum, LLC
For more than four decades, Denton has designed and built thousands of thin film vacuum deposition systems for a worldwide customer base. Major universities, leading government agencies, and multinational corporations use Denton systems in a wide variety of application areas, from microscope sample preparation to coating large space optics. Denton has a reputation of working closely with its customers to help them develop innovative, high-performance coating solutions. This dedication ensures outstanding film quality and system productivity. So get to know us. Our name is known and trusted throughout the industry. Denton’s 40-plus years of thin film R&D, equipment manufacturing, and in-house coating services make us the logical choice as your partner to bring it all together: comprehensive experience, a full range of equipment, complete technical support, and total dedication to your needs. Looking for development of a proprietary coating process? Searching for a vacuum deposition system that can keep pace with the demands of today’s fast-paced thin film production environment? Denton has an extensive "library" of thin film processes and a willingness to adapt them to meet specific development and production needs with maximum efficiency. Electron beam deposition, thermal evaporation, confocal or parallel sputtering, ion-assisted deposition, and PECVD are just some of the processes available. Denton systems are used daily to produce coatings on substrates as small as microscopy samples and as large as telescope optics. Sophisticated automation for system operation, process control, and optical monitoring are routinely incorporated into Denton systems. These systems are designed to turn the most highly specialized coating into a routine production procedure.
DynaVac manufactures vacuum process systems for a wide range of thin film applications. We have been manufacturing our equipment since 1982 and offer both standard and custom engineered products. Our product line includes systems for optical coating, sputtering, plasma processing, and space simulation. DynaVac also provides custom engineered products to support unique, state-of-the-art requirements and emerging technologies. DynaVac’s equipment is designed to operate under demanding requirements and is suitable for continuous production. DynaVac provides standard coating systems from 36 inch to 64 inch; larger custom designs are available upon request. Systems are fully automated through a supervisory computer and user-friendly graphic interface. The OM-2000 optical monitoring system provides fully automated film thickness control. DynaVac’s technical and manufacturing abilities are complemented with a full-service customer support network that includes field-service engineering, training/education, and in-house technical support for system troubleshooting and spare parts.
Eastman Chemical Company
Delivering consistent superior value through innovative solutions.
Eastman is a specialty chemical company focused on delivering consistent, superior value.
Today, the world depends on our insights to create the materials found in thousands of household and industrial products--from food storage to the tires on your car. To do this, we work with customers worldwide to discover, develop, and innovate practical solutions that meet persistent and emerging needs in ever-changing global markets.
It's a market-driven approach that engages state-of-the-art technology and a highly skilled workforce to create new opportunities in markets like transportation and building and construction. Our people ask "what if?" and refuse to settle for obvious solutions--pushing the boundaries of science to forge success for our customersâ€¦and everyone along the value chain.
With manufacturing sites across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, we are putting our chemistry to work, creating "The results of insight™."
EBARA Technologies, Inc.
Edwards offers a comprehensive innovative vacuum product portfolio, global first class service, applications expertise and vacuum system solutions ideally suited for the Vacuum Coating Market. Our products include the innovative GXS Dry vacuum pump, Oil Sealed Rotary Piston and Rotary Vane Pumps, Mechanical Boosters, Magnetically Levitated Turbos, Exhaust Abatement and a full range of Vacuum Hardware and instrumentation.
Ferrotec USA Corporation
Ferrotec USA, part of the worldwide Ferrotec Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, brings over 30 years of experience to the vacuum and semiconductor industries. Ferrofluidicâ feedthroughs and a variety of other sealing products and motorized subsystems, manufactured using the most advanced ferrofluids on the market, enable otherwise unachievable advancements in vacuum processing systems. Electron beam evaporators, solid-state power supplies and advanced programmable controllers from Ferrotec provide innovative features and the best worldwide support in the industry. Thermoelectric modules, heating and cooling subassemblies, and fabricated quartz products manufactured by Ferrotec, along with a wide range of contract manufacturing capabilities, provide innovative features, materials and ultimate quality to a variety of industries and equipment. Ferrotec provides industry-leading products, capabilities and support to vacuum processing as well as a full range of other industries worldwide.
Fil-Tech, Inc., Boston, MA is the worldwide leading supplier of Quality Crystals®. Fil-Tech manufactures 6 MHz and 5 MHz Stress Relieving Alloy®, Gold, Longer Life Gold®, and introducing Advanced Adhesion Alloy™ Quality Crystals for optical anti reflective and other thin film coatings. Fil-Tech provides extensive Technical Support with our 14 Technical Bulletins (available on line in English, Chinese and Korean) and Scanning Electron Microscope Analysis of quartz crystals to help resolve process problems.
Fil-Tech supplies compatible hardware for Quartz Crystals including sensor heads removable from the waterlines, sputter sensor heads with built in oscillators, feedthroughs, sensor head replacement parts, and cables. Fil-Tech also supplies Multi-Film Rate/Thickness monitors and controllers.
Fil-Tech supplies Temescal and Telemark electron beam gun replacement parts, Vecco Commonwealth and Ion Tech ion source replacement parts, crucibles and crucible covers in OFHC, crucible liners in graphite, molybdenum, and tungsten, FT704 and DC704 silicone fluids, Santovac 5, Krytox and other mechanical pump fluids, and ionization, convection and thermocouple gauges.
Contact G. Paul Becker or Paula L. Becker for Quality, Savings and Stock delivery on Quality Crystals and replacement parts.
Visit www.filtech.com for cross reference part number and pricing information and complete Technical Information. Our same day shipments keep you up and running.
GfE Materials Technology, Inc.
GfE is a leading manufacturer of inorganic sputter targets, arc cathodes, and evaporation materials for thin film industries worldwide. Manufacturing and R&D are located in Nürnberg and Freiberg, Germany. GfE has more than 14 separate processes available to produce metal, ceramic and cermet coating materials. GfE Coating Materials now includes FNE Group.
The FNE group, located in Freiberg, offers large area rotatable sputter targets, and has extensive R&D capabilities in materials development, environmental remediation techniques, and analytics/diagnostics. Products and services include high purity materials, composites, sputtering targets, semi-finished specialty materials, component coating by thermal spraying and new solder chemistries. Thin film coating markets served by us include Electronic, Optic, Photovoltaics and Solar, Wear and Decorative, Web and Large Area.
GfE Coating Materials product offerings are detailed at www.gfe.com. We offer a full range of sputtering targets, from bonded targets to clamp down and rotatable tubes. Our oxide evaporation coating materials can be supplied as granules, tablets and shaped sources. GfE serves the world through sales offices located in Nürnberg, Germany, as well as offices in Asia, North America and South America.
For more information, contact: Cameron May at GfE Materials Technology, Inc., in Wayne, PA, USA, at 610-293-5811, firstname.lastname@example.org; Astrid Borkowski at GfE Metalle und Materialien GmbH, in Nürnberg, Germany, at +(49) 911-9315-424, email@example.com
Goodfellow, the world’s leading source for small quantities of metals and materials, provides research scientists and engineers with a wide range of evaporation and sputtering materials manufactured to precise specifications. Targets are available in many pure metals as well as alloys and compounds (e.g., borides, carbides, fluorides, nitrides, oxides, selenides, silicides, sulfides, and tellurides). In addition, the surfaces of flat sheets up to 80 mm x 400 mm can be heat treated, remelted, or alloyed using a continuous thermal process. Thin layers of metals or oxides also can be melted onto the surface. This process is especially suited to the creation of double-layer sheets and foils of ceramic superconductors on metallic or ceramic substrates and for the creation of thin layers of solder on metals. In general, targets are made to order, but a range of standard targets suitable for evaporation can be found in Goodfellow’s comprehensive catalogue, which is available as either a printed book or CD-ROM and also is accessible on the web.
Hauzer Techno Coating - IHI Group
Hauzer Techno Coating - IHI Group manufactures PVD and PACVD vacuum equipment for producing metallic or ceramic coatings. The product line consists of machines for efficient mass production of decorative thin films and versatile machines for the production of tribological and functional thin films for the tool and component market. The coaters feature ease of use, repeatable performance, and high throughput, which results in cost-effective treatments. A wide range of coating processes is available, and engineered systems include recommended cleaning processes, application-specific process parameters and development, quality control, and efficient parts flow. Decorative hard coatings are widely produced in Hauzer Flexicoat® equipment. Coatings composed of ZrN, TiN, or CrN and their variants can produce a wide range of colors on metal and plastic substrates and provide long lasting durable properties. Tribological and functional coatings provide a variety of wear protections for cutting and forming tools or modified friction and wear properties for industrial components. Machine configurations are offered to produce coatings like TiN, TiCN, TiAlN, CrN, and DLC. Hauzer has a long track record of successful and worldwide installations and is committed to uncompromising quality, product reliability, and service. Continued development of the equipment and processes makes Hauzer a strong partner for current and future needs in surface engineering.
Heraeus Materials Technology
Heraeus Materials Technology, the materials and technology group of Heraeus Holding, provides high-tech industrial products from precious and platinum group metals as well as a comprehensive range of special metals. As a specialized division of Heraeus Materials Technology, the Thin Film Materials Division represents more than 160 years of innovation and expertise in advanced materials technology. We are a recognized leader in the development and manufacture of high purity sputtering targets and evaporation materials for the large area coating, semiconductor, and electronics industries. When the first industrial glass coatings were developed, Heraeus was there - involved in development and production of coating materials for architectural glass, automotive glass, photovoltaic and solar thermal applications, mirrors and other specialty coatings. Our product portfolio includes all the key pure metals, as well as popular alloys and ceramics. Our sputtering targets are produced in different shapes (planar and rotatable) and sizes - up to 13.2 ft. / 4 meters in length. The Heraeus core competence in precious metals enables us to offer a full package of precious metal products, supported by professional precious metal management. Reliable and high-quality products, excellent customer service and innovation make Heraeus the right choice for targets.
For over 30 years Hiden Analytical has been a global leader in the design and manufacture of scientific instruments for research, development and production applications. In vacuum, gas, surface and plasma processes our quadrupole mass spectrometers have gained worldwide recognition for their precision and outstanding performance. Our range of instruments offer state-of-the-art solutions in the measurement of process and environmental gas sampling.
Products available for vacuum coating, plasma processing and thin film fabrication include:
• HPR-30 Process Gas Analyser – for vacuum coating / plasma etching
• Residual Gas Analysers (RGAs) – for vacuum diagnostics
• ESPion Advanced Langmuir Probe – for plasma diagnostics
• EQP Mass and Energy Analyser – for plasma diagnostics
• Ion Milling Probe – End Point Detector for ion beam etch
• SIMS analysers and complete SIMS systems – for surface analysis of thin films.
As a privately owned company we have built our reputation on creating close, positive relationships with our customers. Many of these customers are working at the forefront of new technology, in particular the fields of plasma research and surface science studies. To maintain this reputation we have, over the years, established within our company, exceptional levels of technical expertise in these areas. Our commitment to both new and existing customers is to provide systems that, of course, meet specification, but further, enable the advancement of their work, whether it be pure research or the improvement/monitoring of products/process performance.
With sales and service centres situated across the globe, Hiden Analytical is committed to providing a fast, friendly and professional response, through our teams of application specialists, wherever our customers are located.
Indium Corporation is a premier materials supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, solar, thin film and thermal management markets. Products include solders, preforms, and fluxes; brazes; sputter targets; indium and gallium evaporation sources, indium, gallium and germanium chemicals and sourcing; and Reactive NanoFoil®. Founded in 1934, Indium has global technical support and factories located in China, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.
Indium Corporation offers advanced materials for industries worldwide including Solar and Thin Film Materials Science. With over 25 years of experience as a solar and thin film materials supplier, Indium Corporation is an industry leader in the development of advanced materials for solar technology.
Leveraging our well-equipped R&D lab, our team of highly-skilled research scientists, technicians, and applications engineers, in addition to a solid network of research laboratories, universities, industry partners and consultants, Indium Corporation delivers high value and technology to its customers.
Indium Corporation also offers a full range of advanced materials and application know-how to these worldwide markets: Electronics Assembly Materials, Semiconductor Packaging Materials, Engineered Solder Materials, and Metals & Chemicals Materials.
Indium Corporation is a “one-stop shopping” resource for our customers. This is especially important since the markets we serve are both diverse and demanding, and our latest materials and process developments are enabling today’s state-of-the-art manufacturers to lead us into the future. Indium Corporation has gone far beyond the traditional role of materials supplier and has become a trusted partner for many customers.
Customers specify Indium Corporation materials due to our world-class consistency, quality, dependability, performance and “can do” attitude.
INFICON offers gas analysis, measurement, and advanced process control through residual gas analyzers (mass spectrometers), particle detectors, helium leak detectors, multi-gas leak detectors, thin film deposition controllers and monitors, RF sensors, and sensor integration and analysis software. Pressure measurement products include vacuum gauges for total pressure measurement, valves, fittings and feedthroughs. These analysis, measurement and control products are vital to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for flat panel displays, solar cells, magnetic and optical storage media, scientific and consumer optics, and architectural glass coatings.
Intellivation specializes in thin film deposition, solar module manufacturing, and automation equipment solutions that are customized to each individual customer's needs. We leverage our engineering expertise in order to create robust, low cost designs for our customers, and have an excellent track record for on-time delivery.
From turn-key systems with industrial controls to modifications or upgrades to existing systems, Intellivation does it all, just the way you want it done. Our innovation, commitment to quality, and high level of personal service truly set us apart from the competition.
We are located in Fort Collins, Colorado and serve customers around the world.
Intlvac Thin Film
Intlvac Thin Film, (ITF) specializes in plasma enhanced thin film coating systems and services. We build a large variety of Ion Beam Etch and Sputter systems, PECVD for Diamond Like Carbon, Electron Beam Evaporation, End Hall Ion Sources and a whole range of specialized sputtering systems running the whole range from R&D to full production. ITF maintains a large thin film lab with 7 in house coating systems, scientists, and analytical equipment to develop customer processes and to provide coating services.
Ionbond - IHI Group
Ionbond - IHI Group is the newly named combination of Bernex and Multi-Arc. The former companies were pioneers in thin-film PVD and CVD technologies and merged in 1997. IonBond offers to its customers a wide range of surface enhancements utilizing a broad spectrum of technologies and coatings. IonBond offers both coating services as well as equipment for in-house use. IonBond will structure shop-in-shop or other innovative business arrangements to provide convenient access for customers to coating technologies. In addition, IonBond provides custom coating development, application support, and failure analysis to the cutting tool, metal forming, automotive, machinery, aerospace, medical, and plastic industries. IonBond’s portfolio of processes and equipment includes variants of CVD, PACVD, and PVD. The coatings manufactured provide increased wear resistance, corrosion resistance, friction reduction, and aesthetics to industrial cutting tools, metal-forming dies, plastic molds, wear parts, and household and medical devices. IonBond offers the full range of hard ceramic coatings for wear resistance that is widely available but also offers a family of other special coatings. These include carbon films that cover the spectrum of DLC and diamond coatings as well as hard low-friction coatings and a family of decorative coatings of different colors. IonBond has 18 facilities in North America, United Kingdom, India, Singapore, and Switzerland.
ITN Energy Systems, Inc.
ITN Energy Systems, Inc. (ITN) has the unique capability to perform Research and Development to solve Thin-Film technology and process needs and transition the research results into large-scale manufacturing processes and equipment. ITN's core competencies include Thin-Film materials science, Deposition techniques, Process design and implementation, Real-time process control, and Equipment design and fabrication. ITN is a one-stop shop for Integrated Solutions to your Thin-film Technology Development & Manufacturing needs.
Core competence of Izovac Company is development of cutting-edge technologies for thin-films application, as well as design and production of state-of-the-art vacuum systems for variety of applications.
For more than two decades, Izovac Company has designed and built hundreds of thin film vacuum deposition systems and developed several unique technologies for thin-film application. We have been manufacturing vacuum equipment since 1992 and offer both standard and custom engineered products. Izovac manufactures vacuum process systems for a wide range of thin film applications. Our product portfolio includes systems for optics, display and microelectronics industry, photovoltaic. Among available processes are: ion-beam sputtering, magnetron sputtering, electron beam deposition, ion-assisted deposition, PECVD and other.
Izovac has a reputation of working closely with its customers to help them develop efficient and innovative coating solutions. Izovac has a strong R&D and design centers. We constantly strive for meeting the highest thin-film industry standards.
Our equipment is suitable for mass production as well as for researches. Products range from compact batch-type systems for R&D, up to in-line systems for production processing.
Izovac's coating departments are capable to produce a wide range of precision optics (ITO, DLC, filters, mirrors, beam splitters, multizone filters, LVF, etc.).
A full range of vacuum coating equipment, in-house coating services along with comprehensive experience and professional technical support make Izovac a perfect partner for any complex task.
For more information, please visit our web site at www.izovac.com/en
Send your questions and enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
JDSU - Advanced Optical Technologies Group
JDSU - Advanced Optical Technologies Group (NASDAQ - JDSU), is the world's largest manufacturer of optical thin film coatings and components used to manage light. JDSU's AOT is a charter member of SVC. The AOT Group's Custom Optics (CO)segments produces products that control and enhance light by altering its various wavelengths to achieve specific effects such as reflection, refraction, absorption, abrasion resistance, antiglare, and electrical conductivity. CO's market applications include fiber optic telecommunications filters, computer monitors and flat panel displays, projection systems, and medical and analytical instrumentation. The AOT Group's Flex Products segment (Flex) designs and manufactures thin film coatings on flexible substrates using high vacuum roll-to-roll processes. Flex supplies a wide range of high-performance optical products, including thin films for use in energy-conserving window films, pigments for use in anti-counterfeiting applications, technology for product security, and light interference pigments and diffractive pigments for commercial applications.
Kurt J. Lesker Company
The Kurt J. Lesker Company, founded in 1954, is a global manufacturer of vacuum components and complete systems for high vacuum and UHV applications. The company offers more than 14,000 vacuum equipment products from warehouses throughout North America and Europe and has more than 200 employees worldwide. Our Website has full E-commerce capabilities. In addition to standard vacuum flanges, components, feedthroughs, vacuum fluids, and gaskets, we engineer and manufacture magnetron sputtering sources for R&D and large-scale production applications, a wide range of pure materials, custom chambers, and evaporation sources (including organics). Since 1980 our Process Equipment Division has manufactured complete sputter deposition, e-beam and thermal evaporation, molecular beam epitaxy, and laser ablation systems. They range from laboratory bell jar units to fully automated large-scale production systems, with the present emphasis on organic thin-film deposition systems for OLED and PLED flat panel displays and combinatory materials research. Our distributor relationships with major vacuum pump manufacturers enable us to sell a wide variety of coarse pumps; rotary vane and piston pumps; roots pumps; dry piston, scroll, screw, and diaphragm pumps; turbo, drag, and hybrid pumps; diffusion pumps; and ion pumps—often from our stock. Our skilled Vacuum Services group repairs and rebuilds all models of mechanical, diffusion, and turbo-pumps, and reclaims expensive vacuum fluids.
Leybold Optics USA, Inc.
Leybold Optics is a world leading supplier of innovative thin film coating systems and processes, utilizing plasma ion assisted evaporation, sputtering, and plasma enhanced CVD. Our product portfolio includes equipment designed for the Solar, Optics, Automotive, Display, Glass, Packaging, Electronic, and Aerospace industries. Custom machines are designed and produced by our Special Systems division.
Within Optics we provide leading-edge equipment for coating products from ophthalmic lenses through to demanding precision optical filters e.g. for telecommunications, laser optics, and microscopy. These high end filters are produced either by sputtering in our HELIOS tool, or plasma ion assisted evaporation in our flagship Syruspro. High layer quality and stability is guaranteed through use of the Leybold Advanced Plasma Source (APS), while our OMS5000 optical monitoring system provides the ultimate accuracy in layer thickness control.
The 3D division supplies equipment optimized for coating complex 3-dimensional parts such as car headlight reflectors, mobile phone covers, and cosmetic packaging. The latest processes include non conductive metallization, color coatings, and wipe resist metallization.
The Display and Glass unit supplies large in-line systems using vertical (Pegasus) or horizontal (Apollon) geometries. Pegasus can coat glass substrates up to Gen 6, while the Apollon can handle substrates up to 6m x 3.1m with a Tact time of only 28 seconds. Our Web unit produces high throughput roll-to-roll coating systems for metallization of food packaging, and production of thin film capacitors.
For Solar applications we provide complete turn key systems for tandem Si cell manufacture, in line sputter PVD plants for front and back contacts, metallizing systems for mirrors, and roll to roll sputter web machines for deposition onto flexible substrates.
Our turnkey system for tandem cells incorporates the unique Phoebus linear cluster PECVD concept, which allows future upgrade to accommodate growing production volumes.
Materials Science, Inc.
Materials Science, Inc. was established in 1989 as a supplier of technically superior planar magnetron sputtering cathodes used to produce parts requiring excellent quality, high performance coatings such as precision optics, flexible substrates, storage media and components needing wear, decorative and functional coatings.
Our SunSource™ sputtering sources include practical features designed to enhance reliability and productivity in industrial environments. The company was the first to introduce injection of sputtering gas through the cathode body and to implement efficient turbulent water flow schemes allowing high power levels without magnet or target overheating. We were pioneers in the development of a wide uniform target erosion area resulting in stable reactive sputtering processes, long useful target life and higher rates and power densities. Recently, the company introduced the Kamlokä fast target exchange system allowing target exchanges in minutes regardless of length and eliminating galling and seizure of fasteners that are no longer required.
We have grown over the years by listening to our customers. Our business philosophy is simple – we want customers to be completely satisfied with our products and services. This begins with an objective discussion with the customer about their needs and honesty in our response. We guarantee on-time delivery, competitive pricing, reasonably priced spare parts, complete documentation and highly reliable sputtering sources easily serviced by the user.
Materials Science International, Inc.
Materials Science International, Inc. (MSI), commands a worldwide reputation for its experience in design, manufacture, and service of precious and semiprecious metal targets and specialized components for architectural and industrial glass and electronic coating industries. The quality and reliability of MSI metal targets coupled with the award-winning commitment of providing outstanding customer service are well established in both domestic and international markets. Manufactured designs include rotatable, clamp-down, or bolt-down planar (segmented and monolithic) targets in sizes ranging from small circular to large monolithic targets up to 150 inches in length. MSI has the capability of alloying, melting in air, inert atmosphere, or vacuum depending on the material requirements. To assure reproducible dimensional requirements are met, targets are machined by state-of-the-art CNC machining centers. MSI maintains a Total Quality Management System committed to continuous improvement and total customer satisfaction. The Quality Management System is certified to Q90-01 (ISO-9001:1994) by KPMG. Neil Crabbe, MSI President and CEO, is committed to exceeding customer requirements and expectations through continuous product and service innovations. MSI world headquarters, located in Columbus, Ohio, is housed in a modern 25,000-square-foot facility.
Materion Corporation is the new name that encompasses the capabilities of Williams Advanced Materials’ CERAC and Academy subsidiaries.
Materion Corporation is a proven provider of specialty materials and innovative solutions with decades of experience in inorganic chemical synthesis and material transformation. We draw on this experience to provide physical vapor deposition (PVD) materials used in thin film coating applications for thin film solar, large area glass, LED lighting, and specialized battery and semiconductor applications.
Our thin film PVD materials offering ranges from custom CIGS and TCO’s to precious and non precious metals. We provide PVD materials in a wide range of sputtering target configurations including cylindrical and large planar geometry and evaporation pieces. Collaboration with other Materion business groups gives us the power to leverage a unique combination of technical expertise, extensive fabrication skills and precious metal refining and recycling services to our customers’ advantage.
Materion is a global advanced materials company, dedicated to providing solutions that enable our customers’ technologies and drive their growth. Our products include precious and non-precious specialty metals, precision optical filters, inorganic chemicals and powders, specialty coatings, specialty-engineered beryllium alloys, beryllium and beryllium composites, and engineered clad and plated metal systems. The Materion business is structured to enhance our ability to provide customers with innovative, best total-cost solutions.
MDC Vacuum Products, LLC
MDC Vacuum Products, LLC stocks thousands of off-the-shelf components for high and ultra-high vacuum applications, many available for same day shipping. The MDC product line consists of flanges, fittings, valves, roughing hardware, vacuum gauge tubes, single crystal sapphire and fused silica viewports, electrical and fluid feedthroughs, motion and manipulation instruments, thin film electron-beam evaporation systems and surface science chambers. In addition to our broad line of standard items, MDC fabricates customized vacuum components, chambers and systems and offers gas and chemical delivery systems services and components. Our extensive manufacturing facilities and technical staff are available for all custom engineering requirements. MDC is the complete source for vacuum components and technology for OEM, National Laboratories, Semiconductor, R&D, Universities, and Industrial Manufacturers. MDC and all its U.S. divisions are ISO 9001:2000 certified.
MDC’s electrical and optical division Insulator Seal features the industry’s most comprehensive line of hermetically sealed electrical feedthroughs and optical components for even the most demanding Ceramic-to-Metal seal applications.
MDC’s gas and fluid delivery division MDC SemiSystems specializes in the manufacture of ultra-high purity gas and fluid delivery systems. Capabilities include welding of ultra-high purity gas lines, vacuum weldments, tube bending and assembly.
All products are fully detailed on our technically based Web sites: www.mdcvacuum.com, www.insulatorseal.com, www.mdcsemisystems.com
Midwest Tungsten Service, Inc.
Midwest Tungsten Service has been manufacturing products for vacuum deposition since 1958. Look to MTS for electron beam and ion beam filaments, electron gun parts, resistance heated filament and boat evaporation sources, tungsten and molybdenum crucibles, and vacuum furnace shields. We supply raw material and do custom fabrication of tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum, and their alloys. MTS also manufactures evaporants for resistance heated sources, sells Dow Corning 702 and 704 diffusion pump oil and purchases scrap refractory metals.
MKS Instruments, Inc.
MKS Instruments, Inc. is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure control, power, monitor and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, residual gas analysis, leak detection, control and information technology, ozone generation and delivery, RF & DC power, reactive gas generation, and vacuum technology.
Mustang Vacuum Systems, LLC
Mustang Vacuum Systems is focused on bringing innovative products and superior customer service to the vacuum coating industry, while meeting customers’ needs with high-throughput, and efficient reliable equipment that can be customized for specific use.
Products include: Fast-cycle Small-batch Sputtering Systems, High-speed PECVD Batch Metallizers, “Plug & Play” Optical Coating Systems, and Magnetron Cathodes. Customization: Mustang can alter any component to tailor a system to a customer’s specific needs.
Mustang Vacuum Systems, LLC, located in Sarasota, Florida is an extension of a larger affiliate, Mustang Dynamometer. The Mustang Group has been in business for nearly 20 years. A global leader, Mustang builds machines for automotive manufacturers, OEM’s, Tier One suppliers, R&D houses, and other companies throughout the world.
For more information, go to www.mustangvac.com or call 941/377-1440.
Nor-Cal Products, Inc.
Since 1962 Nor-Cal Products, Inc., has manufactured high and ultra-high vacuum components for semiconductor, thin film, surface analysis, and research applications. Nor-Cal has earned a reputation worldwide for quality components, competitive prices, and excellent customer support. Our custom vacuum chambers are unequalled in performance and appearance. In-house electropolishing and special materials, such as vacuum-fired 316L, are available. Our engineers can oversee fabrication of chambers from customer sketches or specifications. Complete engineering drawings of custom items can be supplied upon receipt of order. An entire system can be supplied complete with sample transfer and manipulation devices, stand, pumps, gauges, and deposition monitors. Our isolation valves are the standard for many semiconductor equipment manufacturers. Recently, we have added several new product lines, including a modular valve system with low-cost heated and soft-start options. Our adaptive pressure control system offers 30 times the resolution at 60 times the speed of competitive butterfly valves and controllers. Our new capacitance diaphragm gauges are available in heated and unheated versions for pressures from 100 milliTorr to 1,000 Torr. Our experience with semiconductor process equipment allows us to provide customers with comprehensive solutions to extend downstream preventative maintenance intervals with heater jackets and process-specific foreline traps. Nor-Cal has a chem-clean line, class 1000 cleanroom and offers double bagging for fabrication and semiconductor equipment manufacturers. Please call or visit our web site to request our free 200-page catalog.
Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum
Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum is positioned as a world leader in the vacuum industry; its technological leadership is based on a company culture which highly values both sustainable developments and close partnerships with its customers. Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum offers a broad range of advanced vacuum solutions for use in manufacturing and analytical processes, as well as for research purposes. The company's core capabilities center on the development of application- and customer-specific systems for the creation of vacuums and extraction of processing gases.
Optiforms was founded in 1984 as a source for light energy management components. Since then we have grown into a state-of-the â€“art 62,000 square foot facility and currently employ over 50 people. Optiforms offers products to a wide range of industries including medical, military, semiconductor, scientific and many more.
Our mission has been to provide the best products possible for customers seeking the highest levels of performance. We continually advance our technology base providing precision electroformed optics and high performance optical coatings. We have extended our leadership position by utilizing the latest technology in high performance optical coatings and became the first in-house source for multi-layer coated electroformed optics.
Electroformed reflectors, cold shields, substrates, and specialty thin film optical coatings are used throughout the world for a vast array of unique applications. We are the best, fastest and most innovative source for electroforming, substrate design, development, manufacturing, reflector refurbishment, and optical thin film coatings.
For more information about our company or the product we offer, please visit our website at www.optiforms.com or call us any time at 951-296-1300.
Oxford Instruments Austin
Oxford Instruments Austin is a global supplier of the CryoPlex line of Cryogenic Vacuum Pumps and Cryogenic Coldhead systems. A complete systems solution provider with rack mounted regeneration management or temperature monitoring allows end users flexibility to meet their exact system requirements.
Securely focused on custom equipment builders, R&D and OEM’s, Austin Scientific provides quality reliable products with flexible tools to allow manual or PLC driven regneration at an exceptional value.
Offering a complete line of industry standard helium compressors, accessories and spare parts to upgrade existing systems as well as support of cryogenic systems through our global support organization makes Oxford Instruments an ideal source for support of your CTI equipment.
Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology
Oxford Instruments offers flexible, configurable process tools and leading-edge processes for the precise, controllable and repeatable etching, deposition and growth of micro- and nano-structures.
Our systems provide process solutions for the micro- and nanometre engineering of materials for semiconductor, optoelectronics, HBLED, MEMS & microfluidics, high quality optical coating and many other applications in micro- and nanotechnology.
These solutions are based on core technologies in:
- Plasma Etch and Deposition
- Physical Vapour Deposition
- Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
- Ion Beam Etch and Deposition
- Nanoscale Growth Systems
- Hydride Vapour Phase Epitaxy (HVPE)
Products range from compact stand-alone systems for R&D, through to batch tools and up to cassette-to-cassette and clustered platforms for production processing.
Pfeiffer Vacuum, Inc.
Pfeiffer Vacuum, Inc., is a worldwide supplier of products and solutions for the generation, control, and measurement of vacuum. As a technology leader, Pfeiffer invented turbopump technology and is the world’s largest producer of turbomolecular pumps. We are the single source for all of your vacuum needs, offering a complete line of turbomolecular, dry, rotary vane, Roots, and membrane pumps. Pfeiffer Vacuum also offers total pressure gauges, helium leak detectors, mass spectrometers, gas analyzers, valves, and vacuum construction components. Pfeiffer’s products are backed by a team of experts to assist our customers with vacuum system design, installation, and maintenance. North American operations are located in Nashua, NH, and offer marketing, sales, service, and repair. In addition, sales offices are located throughout North America with a major customer support/service center in Milpitas, CA. The world headquarters of Pfeiffer Vacuum is located in Asslar, Germany.
Process Materials, Inc.
The Materials Division of Process Materials, Inc., provides high-purity sputtering targets, evaporation materials, and wire of nearly every element on the periodic table. We manufacture backing plates and offer bonding services and plasma spraying. Products include metals, alloys, and ceramics. Process Materials is a leading source of materials known for quality, consistency, and dependability produced to exact specifications and delivered on time. The Vacuum Equipment Division specializes in remanufactured or upgraded evaporation and sputtering systems including PLC automation. Our "turn-key" systems include installation, training, and a one-year warranty. We inventory systems, box coaters, leak detectors and components. Process Materials has earned a global reputation for its commitment to quality and service where trust is as important as technical knowledge.
Providence Metallizing Company, Inc.
Founded in 1951, Providence Metallizing has become one of the largest finishing contractors in the world. Our employees finish over 4 million individually handled parts per week, 24 hours per day, in over a quarter million square feet of floor space. State-of-the-art equipment and exclusive processes enable us to offer the widest range of surface finishes anywhere. Applications include electronics, industrial, automotive, lamp and lighting, hardware, cosmetics, jewelry, and a host of other decorative applications. Our services include sputtering technology, EMI/RFI shielding, highly reflective coatings, cosmetic and decorative vacuum metallizing and electroplating on plastic and metal. Recent innovations include glass metallizing in transparent and specialty finishes. Put our capabilities to the test in developing a finish or meeting an existing requirement by contacting our company.
PVT Plasma und Vakuum Technik GmbH
PVT Plasma und Vakuum Technik GmbH was established in 1985 to provide thin-film coating technology, equipment, and coating services for the cutting tool industry. During the last several decades, PVT has grown to be leading manufacturers of: industrial PVD coating equipment, characterized by user friendliness, excellent reproducibility, industrial reliability, and efficiency; R&D vacuum coating systems; arc evaporation and magnetron sputtering systems; and vacuum metallizers for the automotive industry for the surface-like-chrome (SLC) process. Today, PVT with its highly trained and skilled technical staff, is active in the following areas: design, engineering, and manufacturing of PVD vacuum coating systems; process development by arc evaporation and magnetron sputtering; turn-key project engineering, including pretreatment, cleaning, coating, quality control, facility lay-out etc.; retrofit and upgrade of existing systems, which involves process, components, software, and complete system rebuild; coating services for hard wear-resistant and decorative coatings, such as TiN, Ti(C,N), TiAlN, CrN, ZrN, TiZrN, and many others for various industries; and R&D projects, such as its successful high-rate evaporation process, low-temperature deposition, and replacement for electroplated chrome. PVT LLC located in Chicago, IL, is PVT’s U.S. subsidiary serving North American customers. Through PVT’s exclusive partnerships with Swiss-Plas.com and New-Plas.com, PVT has successfully developed new advanced coating processes and equipment with unprecedented performance.
R. D. Mathis Company
The R. D. Mathis Company specializes in the manufacture of high-vacuum evaporation sources for the thin film industry. We offer a comprehensive selection of tungsten, molybdenum, and tantalum sources through our catalog as well as custom fabrication to meet your specific needs. If your thin film coating operation requires a filament, basket, boat, crucible, baffled box, or alumina coated source, check the extensive selection in our catalog or contact us to discuss your unique coating requirements and we’ll help develop the source that is right for you. We also offer low-voltage, high-current AC power supplies, power cabling, and gas purification equipment to compliment your physical vapor deposition (PVD) process. Our flexible tooling and highly skilled work force allow us to produce unique one-of-a-kind sources as well as high-volume production quantities with equal ease. All of our refractory materials are high purity, high quality, and are processed using specific R. D. Mathis Company requirements. Every source we produce is of the highest quality in the industry and represents value, innovation, reliability, and integrity—the cornerstones of our business philosophy. Along with every source comes our commitment to provide you with the best service possible. Our staff stands ready to provide you with engineering consultation to help determine the right source for you at the best value to make your coating process a success.
RF VII Inc.
We manufacture RF Generators, Auto Tuners, and all related RF accessories. Offering RF Power of 100-3500 watts with crystal controlled frequencies of 1 - 40.68 Mhz. We service and supply parts for existing RF generators both SS and Power Tube type. We offer consulting on all types RF system applications.
Reliable Silver Corporation
Our name is our promise.
Reliable Silver provides the right combination of unmatched service that customers value most â€“ we deliver the products you want, when you want it. Every month Reliable Silver has achieved 99+% ratings for Conforming Product Performance and On-Time Delivery.
Reliable Silver is a full- service provider to North American customers for a wide range of fine silver sputtering targets such as rectangular planars, rounds, pellets and tubes. We fabricate sputtering targets in forms, shapes and chemistry per customer specifications.
One of our strengths is our focus â€¦. North American customers and fine silver products.
Reliable Silver is ISO9001:2008 registered firm.
SAGE industrial sales inc.
Our business is E-beam. That includes components, consumables, parts, and associated items such as crucible liners. We strive to provide a high-quality part at the best possible price. We welcome custom part orders. Provide us with a drawing or used part, and we will quote it for you. Same-day shipment is standard on stock items, and we will custom package our parts for you. Check out our web site for more information.
Soleras Advanced Coatings
Soleras Advanced Coatings offers reliable rotatable sputter hardware and a broad portfolio of sputter targets made via different production methods (cast, thermal spray, HIPed, sleeved & bonded) in order to find the right solution for every customer; whether active in large area glass coating, flat panel display, optical coatings, photovoltaics, electrochromic, tribological or decorative coatings, we have the right answer for you. Our customers can benefit from our broad experience in rotatable and planar magnetron sputtering.
Soleras Advanced Coatings has production facilities in Maine and Wisconsin (US), Belgium (EU) and JiangYin (China) and maintenance centers and excellent sales and customer service teams around the world.
Soleras Advanced Coatings’ customized total solutions for sputtering consist of:
• Rotatable sputter targets
• Planar sputter targets and bonding
• Complete rotatable sputter magnetron solutions:
- Cathodes, end blocks, Magnet bars, including former Applied Materials' product lines
- Sputter electronics (power supplies, inverters, arc suppressors)
- Gas distribution systems
- Automation and control systems
All these components can be customized and integrated in each existing or new coating line. The wide portfolio of high quality rotatable targets is produced in high volumes, in all dimensions and with all existing fixations.
For more information, please visit our website www.soleras.com.
Sputtering Components, Inc.
Sputtering Components (SCI) is a leading provider of Rotary Sputtering Cathodes and related components. SCI cathodes offer a highly reliable and user friendly design, the highest power rating available, and are the most affordable to buy and own. SCI can provide the components or turnkey solutions to meet your requirements.
Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics of America
In February 2002, the Cryogenics Division of Sumitomo Heavy Industries acquired APD Cryogenics forming SHI Cryogenics Group. SHI Cryogenics Group is a world class manufacturer of cryopumps. Our cryopumps are the market leader in the vacuum coating industry. Our Marathon® CP cryopumps are available in a variety of sizes and configurations, each of which is ideally designed to handle the diverse and demanding requirements for a broad field of vacuum and deposition technologies. The pumping performance of the Marathon CP Cryopumps is unsurpassed in the marketplace. Our industry-leading crossover pressure and pumping speeds enable the user to achieve base pressure in the fastest time. SHI Cryogenics Group’s products can significantly reduce costs, improve cycle times and boost productivity for your optical coating application. For OEM customers, our strength lies in our ability to support our customer base through a worldwide sales and service center network. For more information, visit our website at www.shicryogenics.com.
We have over 50 years of experience in the cost-effective manufacturing of customer-specific assemblies and systems for the semiconductor industry and high-vacuum technology. We provide project management and quality assurance at every stage of the process - from engineering to logistics. With our expertise, we are continuously strengthening our position as a leading top-quality supplier to the mid- and high-tech industries, focusing on:
- Research institutes
- Coating technology
- Semiconductor industry
- Vacuum technology
Your benefit - our fields of expertise:
- Surface finishing
- Quality assurance/metrology
In the implementation phase you can rely on professional project management, solution-oriented engineering and consistent quality management. We also undertake all the procurement logistics for the necessary materials and vendor parts, making us a firm part of your supply chain.
Leave the production of your assemblies and complete systems to us. We have many years' experience and comprehensive expertise along the entire value chain. Efficient processes enable us to meet your requirements and guarantee excellent delivery performance - which saves you time and money.
Telemark is a privately held, California corporation with a focus on providing value and service to our customers. We are a leading supplier of components for evaporation systems, including water vapor cryotraps, electron beam guns, E-beam power supplies, optical monitors, and other related accessories. The E-beam products were developed in 1986 and transferred to the current ownership in 1990. Telemark’s products include the widest available range of E-beam sources, including a new 15-kW rotary hearth source with crucibles to 6 x 100 cc, 12 x 40 cc, or a 1486 trough. A choice of switching or tetrode-tube regulated supplies ranging from 3 kW to 15 kW is offered. The TVP series water vapor cryotraps provide high-speed in-chamber water vapor trapping, as well as heat removal up to 3.5 kW. Instrumentation offered includes quartz crystal deposition controllers, a unique and affordable in situ optical spectrophotometer that provides optical thickness, physical thickness, and color measurement capability, as well as plasma diagnostics/endpoint.
Thermionics Vacuum Products
Thermionics Vacuum Products manufactures vacuum components, systems and accessories for production and research applications including: our new line of LHe cooled manipulators; our VE 160 and 240 ‘D’ series evaporator systems; our 1500cc capacity IC series e-Gun™; our RC series of 3kW sources; our HC series e-Guns™ with dual filament capability for demanding production coating applications; our new compact line of manipulators; PyraFlat™ rectangular flanges and waveguides; TriMetal™ bi-metallic flanges and fittings; gate and poppet valves; sample handling and transfer systems; ion pumps; matched™ thermocouple gauges; and mechanical, electrical and fluid feedthroughs.
Thin Film Center, Inc.
Optical coatings is the theme of Thin Film Center, founded in Tucson, Arizona, in 1986, and is the thrust of all three product lines: software, training, and consulting. Thin Film Center does not make coatings: it helps others to do that. The principal software product is the Essential Macleod, a modular package for the design, analysis, evaluation, and manufacture of all types of optical coatings. A unique feature of the software, probably the most advanced available today, is the level of support, entirely free for the first year. This goes well beyond the usual customer assistance, into help with design and even manufacturing problems. Training ranges from fundamental optics, through advanced optical coatings, into expertise in the use of the software. Many standard tutorials are offered but custom tutorials at all levels are frequently constructed for specific customers all over the world. Countries where tutorials either have recently been taught or are arranged for the immediate future include Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, England, Germany, Canada and, of tutorial, many in the United States. Consulting, the third product, is simply based on over 35 years of experience of production and research. The president, Angus Macleod, left the University of Arizona to devote himself to the objectives of Thin Film Center. He sees education at the professional level as of critical importance, and the software tools and the personal development intrinsic to the tutorials as areas where the Thin Film Center can make major contributions.
Tico Titanium, Inc., Coating Materials Division
Coating Materials, a division of Tico Titanium, Inc., is an industry leader in metal and specialty alloy sputtering targets and materials for the vacuum coating market.
In the late 1970’s under the “Tico” brand, we began producing planar magnetron sputtering targets for the architectural glass industry. Matter of fact, Tico provided the first Titanium Planar and Rotatable targets to the glass industry. Since these early days of glass coating Tico created a name for itself as a world leader in the supply of high quality, sputtering targets.
Today, under the Coating Materials division we are building a driving force and focus to service and support multiple coating markets. As the coating industry continues to grow and develop new products, researchers and manufacturers alike are finding that pure metals and metal alloys offer high density and durable coatings that meet or exceed their design and specification requirements.
As a well established company in the target business, we offer our customers standard and custom manufacturing options. In our 65k square foot manufacturing facility, located in Wixom, MI, we can supply target sizes from very small 2” disks to large monolithic targets that are 160” in length. We can supply target designs manufactured to customer specified drawings, or we can assist customers by providing detailed CAD support.
To keep in-line with our customers’ requirements to maintain low inventory levels, we stock many different target sizes and materials on the shelf for immediate shipment. We also offer our customers multiple stocking options and inventory programs to match their demanding production requirements. In many cases we can provide a quotation and ship within the same business day.
In addition to general materials, we also manufacture Backing Plates and Backing Tubes for a wide range of coating material options (i.e. Plasma Spray, Ceramic, Bonded, Cast, HIP, etc. We manufacture Cu backing plates, SST tubes, and of course our specialty product Titanium Backing Tubes. We are the world leader for this product, stocking multiple dimensions and lengths for expedited deliveries.
As an industry leader in the vacuum coating business for over 30 years, and as a preferred vendor to a worldwide customer base, we offer our customers the highest quality products in the marketplace today. Contact us today and see why global leaders in vacuum coating market rely on Coating Materials to supply them with Metals, Alloys, and Backing Support products for their research and production needs.
Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (TPA), located in North Kingston, RI, is an affiliate of Toray Industries, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of synthetic fibers and textiles. With over 200 subsidiaries in 19 countries around the world, Toray Industries generates close to U.S. $10 billion in sales worldwide, and offers a vast array of innovative products from textiles to biotechnology, medicine to specialty fibers, and plastics to microelectronics. Within Toray Industries, TPA has grown into one of the world’s leading developers of oriented polypropylene (OPP) and polyester (PET) film products and technology. Used in everything from food packaging and capacitors to a broad range of solar control and graphic media, our products have global impact and unlimited potential. TPA’s way of innovative thinking is appreciated through numerous awards from companies and societies like the American Institute of Baking (AIB), Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coating and Laminators (AIMCAL), Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), Frito Lay, and DuPont. TPA’s metallized capacitor film is awarded for its outstanding quality, which reflects the high standards applied to all of Toray’s products. TPA was the first to add large-scale, in-house metallization, and with four wide web metallizers (including the world’s largest system with 4-m web width) has the largest metallizing capacity in North America. Toray Plastics (America), Inc., creates a world of possibilities when it comes to satisfy your needs in OPP and PET films.
TRUMPF Huettinger Electronic, Inc.
TRUMPF HUETTINGER Electronics and their parent company, HUETTINGER Elektronik GmbH & Co KG, are manufacturers of power supplies and generators for a variety of plasma sputtering, vacuum coating and induction heating applications. The Company's products cover the frequency range from DC to 13.56 MHz with output powers up to 500kW. Of particular interest to vacuum coaters is the Company's line of DC and medium frequency power supplies for magnetron sputtering. With outputs of up to 250kW, these products provide a very cost effective means of coating large surface areas with insulating thin films by reactive sputtering. The Company's World Headquarters are located in Freiburg, Germany. This facility houses all major functional departments including research and development, engineering, production, sales and service. TRUMPF HUETTINGER Electronic, Inc., located in Farmington, Connecticut, is the Company's US headquarters and provides sales, service and applications support for all of North America. Throughout the world, TRUMPF HUETTINGER maintains a network of sales and service facilities to provide customers with support wherever equipment may be purchased or installed. TRUMPF HUETTINGER is a part of the TRUMPF Group, a group of international companies manufacturing medical equipment, electronics, laser machine tools, flexible manufacturing cells and related products. In 2006, TRUMPF had over 6400 employees world wide and reported gross sales of US$ 2 billion.
UC Components, Inc.
UC Components Inc. manufactures fasteners and value-added viton seals for vacuum applications. Established in 1974, UC Components has been serving the semiconductor, memory, R&D, biomedical, aerospace, defense, and energy industries with exceptional quality and service.
Home of RediVac© Vented, Non-Vented, Coated, Plated, and Electro-Polished Fasteners and RediVac© Cleaned and Vacuum Baked O-Rings for vacuum applications, pump-down speed and performance are the primary benefits of our product portfolio.
The RediVac© family of products significantly improve high vacuum system performance through the elimination of virtual leaks, reduced contamination and out-gassing, resulting in improved pump-down times.
Stocking stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, and nickel alloys with a variety of coatings and platings including WS2, MoS2, Ag, and Ni, in both Metric and Inch standards, UC Components has the right fastener for your critical application needs.
The RediVac© O-ring & Seal line is the industry’s most cost effective method for improved fluorocarbon seal performance with regard to water content. Reduce the outgassing and surface particulate and watch your system pump-down in record time. The RediVac© O-ring & Seal lines are available both precision cleaned and vacuum baked.
Contact UC Components for your own RediVac© Fastener & O-Ring catalog or visit us on-line at www.uccomponents.com. All major credit cards accepted and on-line ordering!
Umicore Specialty Materials
Umicore Specialty Materials is a leading supplier of evaporation materials, sputtering targets and thin film coating accessories. For over 50 years, Umicore Specialty Materials has stood for uncompromising product quality and technical innovation. Working in partnership with our customers, coating equipment manufacturers and research institutes, we continually develop new, high-performance thin film materials. Umicore Specialty Materials’ products are utilized in many diverse applications from high technology to consumer goods: optical data storage, optics and ophthalmics, wear protection, decorative coatings, electronics and the semiconductor industry. Umicore Specialty Materials offers a complete range of high-quality conventional metals, metal alloys, dielectrics and special materials. Umicore is an international metals and materials group with industrial operations on all continents, including a new bond shop in the Nashua, NH location. ISO 9001.
VacuCoat Technologies, Inc.
VacuCoat’s founders and management team come from the Vacumet family of companies (i.e., Vacumet Finishing, Richcraft Designs, and Richcraft Industries). Specializing in the vacuum metallizing of plastic components, VacuCoat is developing a series of unique processes to increase quality and reduce costs. Areas of specialization include vacuum metallizing of functional and decorative finishes, in-chamber topcoat, flow and spray coatings, and prototype and production volume capabilities.
Vacuum Engineering & Materials Co., Inc.
Vacuum Engineering & Materials Co., Inc. is your “Full-Service Manufacturer and Supplier” of High-Purity PVD Materials for all your Thin-Film needs. Key products are sputtering targets and evaporation materials — for Semiconductor, Photovoltaic, III-V Technology, Defense, Precision Optics, Lasers, Microwave, and industrial applications. Other products and services include backing plates, precious metals reclaim, crucible liners and in-house target bonding. Please visit our website at www.vem-co.com or contact us at email@example.com. ISO 9001: 2008 Registered
Vacuum Process Technology, Inc.
Vacuum Process Technology, Inc., designs and manufactures precision vacuum processing systems for optical coating, including DWDM filters, decorative surface modification coatings, and functional surface modification coatings. Systems are built as standard models and custom models for specific customer applications. Processes include electron beam, resistance, sputtering, PECVD, and IBS deposition. Precision fixturing, optical monitoring, and other monitoring systems are available as part of the system configuration. Control systems, having the flexibility for complete automation and manual control along with custom designed control devices, are part of VPT’s offering. Engineering design, fabrication, and assembly of systems is done in a 25,000-square-foot facility located in Pembroke, MA. Customer specifications and input from VPT’s team of mechanical, electrical, and process specialists are the keynote of design for reliability in the most demanding technical and production applications. Product managers maintain communication with customers during the entire design and build process to ensure on-time delivery.
Vacuum Technology & Coating
VAT is the worldwide leading manufacturer of vacuum valves and vacuum sealing technologies. VAT valves are manufactured in our ISO 9001 certified facility in Switzerland and cover a wide range of applications from R&D to full scale production.
VAT products include a variety of vacuum valves ranging from rough to extreme UHV. VAT offers its customers 1000+ standard vacuum valves such as: Gate, Throttle, Angle, All-Metal, Fast-Closing, Slit, Pendulum, Control, Transfer and Custom. There are dedicated vacuum valves and innovative solutions for special applications especially for the semiconductor industry, but also for fields like FPD manufacturing; Thin Film Technology; Metallurgy; Surface Analysis; Coating, Photovoltaics, Tube Manufacturing; Synchrotrons; High Energy Physics; Nuclear Fusion Research; Laser Technology and many more.
VAT provides worldwide sales and service network assures global presence and proximity to our customers.
Vergason Technology, Inc.
Since 1986, Vergason Technology, Inc. (VTI®), has been a leading world supplier of innovative coating systems, services and processes, utilizing Sputtering, Thermal Evaporation, and Cathodic-Arc (Cat Arc®) technology. Our product portfolio includes equipment designed for Automotive, Vehicle Lighting , Decorative, Display, Solar, Consumer Lighting, Cosmetic, Packaging, Electronic, Machine Tools, Aerospace, and EMI/RFI Shielding applications. We offer both equipment and coating services.
The Press-Side® Metalizers, Rapid Cycle Metallizing Equipment, have led the way for the synchronous manufacture of molded and metalized parts with high quality results. The Press-Side® Rapid Cycle Metalizer is designed to apply thin metal films on plastic components or various other substrates utilizing Sputtering, Cathodic-Arc (Cat Arc®) and Thermal Evaporation techniques with plasma polymerization base and top coatings. Each system is custom designed to meet the needs of the customer.
VTI's Hard Coating Equipment utilizes low temperature patented (CatArc®) coating processes. Strippable CrN coatings for plastic injection molds, TiN, ZrN and TiCN are just a few of the coatings available with our systems.
VTI's Coating Services group provides Metallizing Services and Hard Coating Services. VTI has expanded their in-house metallizing capabilities to include base coating, metallizing and protective top coatings. In the company's controlled environment facility, VTI meets all of your thin film coating requirements. VTI's patented Cat Arc® low temperature PVD offers hard coating solutions to customers with temperature sensitive tool steels. We offer TiN, TiCN, CrN, ZrN, TiAlN, and more.
For more information, go to www.vergason.com.
VON ARDENNE Germany
Based on its core competencies, plasma and electron beam technologies, the VON ARDENNE group is a leading manufacturer of vacuum processing equipment with strong emphasis on customized solutions. VON ARDENNE develops, manufactures, and sells equipment worldwide for large area coatings using high-rate magnetron sputtering and EB evaporation. Key components are dual magnetrons for the high-rate deposition of dielectrics, VON ARDENNE type high-power EB guns, and unique components for on-line process control.
Yeagle Technology, Inc.
Yeagle Technology, Inc., provides vacuum equipment support instruments and a variety of electron beam guns. Yeagle has an extensive line of replacement parts for expendable items used in electron beam guns, crystal monitors, and other vacuum equipment. Our manufacturing facility performs many machining and fabrication processes for your vacuum and nonvacuum needs including TIG welding, used to fabricate custom chambers and accessories, and silver brazing, used for joining dissimilar metals for water cooling and repair of brazed items. All items manufactured for vacuum use are leak tested with a helium mass spectrometer. Field service engineers work on a wide range of process vacuum equipment. Yeagle offers in-house electronic repair on instruments used in the vacuum industry. Yeagle Technology, Inc., is an authorized Polycold® service center.