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October 13, 2017 News

SCI engineer puts head in ion clouds

While clouds in the sky can dampen our mood or even our plans for the day, ion “clouds” that form in rotary cathode vacuum chambers can potentially have a negative effect on the sputtering process.

True color ionization cloud image (left) and a corresponding intensity gradient (right) of an aluminum target running in DC mode.

Although these ion clouds appear to have little or no…


October 13, 2017 News

SCI products will be part of Guardian’s new “jumbo” coater

Sputtering Components, Inc. products will be used in Guardian Glass’ new jumbo coater, currently under construction at its Carleton, Michigan glass manufacturing complex. 

Montreal’s Deloitte Tower contains over a quarter million square feet of Guardian glass. (Wikipedia)

By coating glass in jumbo sizes, Guardian Glass can supply larger sheets of coated glass to its customers for fabrication into finished insulating glass units for glass facades…


October 13, 2017 News

Swing Cathode™ and MC end block available in compact versions

Sputtering Components’ popular Swing Cathode™ and MC end block are now both available in compact designs.

CM Swing Cathode™, cMC end block

The new CM Swing Cathode™ has a smaller footprint, which allows for more flexibly in vacuum chamber design and for more cathodes in a system. It was especially developed to serve the needs of the semiconductor market as well as segments of the…


October 13, 2017 News

SCI Technology Team grows

Sputtering Components engineer Greg Halvorson has recently been promoted to Service Manager while Ethan Arendt has joined SCI as a Research & Development Engineer. 

Greg Halvorson, Ethan Arendt

Both positions are part of SCI’s growing Technology Team and report to Director of Engineering Robert Meck.  

Halvorson will be SCI’s focal point for worldwide service. Besides driving service issues to closure, he will manage service…


October 13, 2017 News

More than 70 attend Robeko workshop

More than 70 attendees learned from a dozen sessions at Robeko's third biennial in-house exhibition and technical workshop “Plasma Technology" September 12-14. 

Fraunhofer’s Holger Gerdes was one of the presenters at Robeko’s Plasma Technology workshop.

Robeko is Sputtering Components’ European distributor.

“Many of the guests were here for the first time and were also new or future customers,” said Rolf Schäfer of Robeko.

The event,…


October 13, 2017 News

SCI to participate in two fall exhibitions

A pair of exhibitions round out this year’s busy conference and exhibition schedule for Sputtering Components.

The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL) R2R Conference in Tampa, Florida will be a stop for SCI. 

The conference, runs from October 15-18. Moved from Naples after Hurricane Irma, the event will be held at the Saddlebrook Resort and Spa. 

Recently re-named, this annual event has…