October 2017
Corporate Sponsor News
Fil-Tech Inc. Has a New Logo

Fil-Tech Inc. announces it new logo for 2017 and on line ordering coming soon. Visit our modern, user-friendly and updated website with a convenient product catalog search for Quality Crystals® 6MHz, Extreme Temperature Crystals, Liquid Plating Crystals, QCM1000 Quality Crystal Microbalance, sensor heads and feedthroughs, FT704 fluid, electron beam gun and ion source parts, and vacuum measurement gauges.  
Pfeiffer Vacuum Opens Service Center in Malaysia

Pfeiffer Vacuum has opened a new service center within Kulim Hi-Tech Park, where most semiconductor and coating companies are located in Malaysia. The facility will house administration, sales and service functions with a primary focus on refurbishing dry backing pumps.
Serving & Supporting Our Customers – Additional Facility, Equipment & Staff

Anderson Dahlen continues to re-invest in order to take on more work for a growing base of OEM and end-user customers. Our main facility in Ramsey, MN now includes 100,000ft 2 of additional manufacturing space to house new equipment, additional welding bays, secure assembly areas, and more.
Dynavac a Part of History as NASA Prepares James Webb Telescope for Deep Space

Dynavac, a longtime partner to the aerospace industry, was instrumental in converting the Johnson Space Center’s Chamber A to support JWST testing.
Nor-Cal Products, Inc. is now a division of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG

We are pleased to announce that Nor-Cal Products is now a division of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology as of June 22, 2017. By adding Nor-Cal Products' 335 worldwide employees to the Pfeiffer Vacuum team, we become over 2,800 strong worldwide.  
Indium Corporation Names Hisert as Indium Applications Manager

Indium Corporation named Jim Hisert as Indium Applications Manager. Hisert is responsible for exploring and leveraging the use of indium in various forms and applications. He will use this information to identify new markets for existing products and identify new opportunities.
Vergason Technology, Inc…Focused on Quality

Honoring the commitment of providing 100% customer satisfaction through continuous improvement, VTI stands behind their focus on quality with dedicated quality inspectors now on all three shifts. The inspectors are thoroughly trained to inspect to customer specifications and coating requirements, supporting VTI’s quality policy of being “the quality and performance leader in our field for all products and services.”

VTI is proud to be certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.  The quality management principles encompassed in the certification include customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making, and relationship management.
Edwards Vacuum Pumps are Now Available to Order Directly from MDC's Website!

MDC Vacuum Products, LLC is very excited to be distributing the Edwards product line, allowing us to offer their complete line of vacuum pumps to our customers. MDC Vacuum has a wide range of specialty vacuum products that will be complimented by the extensive Edwards portfolio. They serve a large and loyal market of expert users; and make both technical expertise and customer service a top priority.
ULVAC Hiring for California Office

ULVAC is seeking field service and in-house repair technicians for their new office. The Santa Clara location includes a vacuum pump and leak detector repair center to serve the company’s western regional customer base. 
Product Spotlight
Fil-Tech’s NEW Extreme Temperature Crystals to 200C and NEW QCM1000 Quality Crystal Microbalance

Visit our website with on line ordering coming soon, to find savings on Quality Crystals® 6MHz, Extreme Temperature Crystals, Liquid Plating Crystals, sensor heads and feedthroughs, FT704 fluid, electron beam gun and ion source parts, and vacuum measurement gauges. NEW QCM1000 Quality Crystal Microbalance.
HiCube® Eco Turbopump Stations

The proven HiCube Eco plug-and-play compact, dry vacuum turbopump stations from Pfeiffer Vacuum are now available with a range of pumping options. Starting at $4,750 they can be configured with a choice of turbopumps and dry diaphragm pumps to meet your HV and UHV needs.
CHESS – Beamline Cross Chamber

Major beamline upgrades are happening at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source – CHESS. One of the first of these is the ID1A3 crossing chamber, the first beamline at CHESS which will see x-rays that cross before they reach the experimental stations. This unique crossing necessitates a custom, one-off vacuum chamber that will allow for monochromatic x-rays to pass through at a 27 degree angle. This custom chamber was fabricated by our Applied Vacuum Division.  
Dynavac Confocal Sputtering System

Dynavac’s Confocal Sputtering Systems enable deposition of multiple layer thin films in a single run. Its compact design is ideal for small-scale production or for use in research trials.
Achieve Maximum Dynamic Range with the NEW J-Lock Seal for Intellisys IQ+ Throttle Valves

Nor-Cal Products’ Intellisys IQ+ Throttling Butterfly Valves are now available with new generation J-Lock actuation for optimal control and reliability. The tapered bore and dynamically energized spring-loaded seal offer maximum reliability, robust performance. 
SVC Spotlight
Meet Hana Baránková , Newly Re-Elected
SVC Secretary
Hana Baránková is Professor at the Uppsala University, Sweden and Research leader of the Plasma group at the Angstrom Laboratory. She is director/manager of several energy related projects/ centers. She graduated from the Czech Technical University, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Engineering Physics in Prague and received her PhD degree in Electronics and Vacuum Technique from the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Her primary interests are development of plasma sources and processes, innovation in coating technology and plasma treatment of surfaces, gases and liquids. She has published over 100 papers and holds several industrial patents on plasma systems. She runs two companies, BB Plasma Design AB and BB Plasma HB.

Hana Baránková has been active in the Society of Vacuum Coaters for over 20 years, she served on the SVC Board of Directors from 2001 to 2007 and as a TAC Chair of Emerging Technologies and organizer of the Atmospheric Plasma Technologies. She is currently serving as SVC Secretary, Chair of the Student Sponsorship Committee, TAC Chair of the Biomedical Applications session, co-organizes Heuréka sessions and is instructor in several SVC courses and member of the Strategic Planning, and International Relations Committees. Hana is 2006 Mentor Award Recipient for the development of numerous novel plasma sources and her many efforts on behalf of the SVC.
SVC Spotlight
Meet Ed Wegener, 
Newly Elected SVC
Ed Wegener has been active in the Society of Vacuum Coaters for over 30 years; serving as the Chair of the SVC Foundation from 2016 and as head of the SVC Investment Committee from 2003. Previously he served two terms as a Director of SVC and was the SVC Treasurer from 2001-2004. He was also instrumental in the formation and growth of the Large Area TAC and served as TAC Chair from 1995-2001.

Professionally Ed has spent the last 30 years in the vacuum industry, focused primarily in the field of large area coating technology, operations, and management. Currently he is Vice President of Sales for DHF Technical Products, a manufacturer of precious metal sputtering targets for the glass, medical products and electronics industry. Previously Ed was a Business Unit leader for Asahi’s Solar Glass division and Heraeus Materials Technology’s Thin Film Business Unit.

Ed holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.
Indium Corporation Offers High-Purity Indium in 6N, 6N5, and 7N 

Indium Corporation manufactures high-purity indium in grades 6N (99.9999%), 6N5 (99.99995%), and 7N (99.99999%) in a variety of forms, including shot and ingot of different sizes and weights.
Vergason Technology, Inc.’s BlackCat™ Tactical Coating Passes Extensive Abrasion Testing

VTI’s BlackCat™ Tactical Coating was tested for abrasion using Genuine Leather and Cordura, both common materials used for holsters, and 7448 3M Scotch-Brite pads, a strong abrasive material. The coating easily passed all three abrasion tests.
Motion and Manipulation in Mass Spectrometry – MDC Supplies Critical Vacuum Components for PHI nanoTOF II TOF-SIMS

MDC Vacuum Products, LLC has had the pleasure of working with Physical Electronics (a subsidiary of ULVAC-PHI, the world’s leading supplier of UHV surface analysis instrumentation) supplying them with catalog in-vacuum motion and manipulation products for their revolutionary nanoTOF II Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (TOF-SIMS). The nanoTOF II provides sensitivity, low spectral background, and the unique ability to image highly topographic surfaces.
Compact Sputtering System

The ULVAC CS-200 load-lock sputtering system is for R&D and small production applications with a maximum substrate size of 200 mm. It can be configured with up to four cathodes and is available for either sputter up or down processing.
Kurt J. Lesker Company ® Launches NANO 36™

Kurt J. Lesker Company ® recently launched the 2018 NANO 36™ Thin Film Deposition System Platform, a newly optimized entry-level deposition system that is fully capable for glovebox integration. The platform offers increased deposition capabilities and substrate platen options with a reduced system footprint. 

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