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February 13, 2018 News

Weihai will be new home for SCI China

Sputtering Components China, an independent distributor for Sputtering Components, is moving its facilities from Shanghai to its own, larger and more modern facility in Weihai, Shandong province.

SCI China’s new facility in Weihai will have two factories and an office building. Construction is slated to begin in late spring or early summer.

A major seaport, Weihai is about 435…


February 13, 2018 News

Web-based Sputter Process Tool updated

Sputtering Components has updated its Sputter Process Tool, located on the company website: 

SCI has updated its Sputter Process Tool.

The new tool combines the deposition calculations with the uniformity simulation to provide an all-in-one solution for helping customers select the correct target length, magnet bar type, TTS, target thickness, power supply type, and operating power…


February 13, 2018 News

Application spotlight: Functional and decorative coatings

In medicine, electronic implants, surgical tools, orthopedics…for automobiles, wheels, lighting and reflectors, interior and exterior trim…around the home, faucets, window and door hardware, consumer electronics...

Automobile parts are often finished with decorative and functional coatings.

Items made with functional and decorative coatings surround us. 

These thin-film coatings are traditionally produced using technologies such as evaporation, cathodic arc or planar…


February 13, 2018 News

Ethan Kapler joins Sputtering Components design team

Design engineer Ethan Kapler has joined Sputtering Components’ rapidly expanding team.

Ethan Kapler is Sputtering Components' new design engineer.

The hire of Kapler, who is based out of Sputtering Components’ manufacturing facility in Owatonna, MN USA, comes off the back of a busy 2017 for the company. 

According to Robert Meck, Director of Engineering, Kapler will play a key…


February 13, 2018 News

Start SVC TechCon with 5K run/walk

Get a healthy start to the SVC TechCon 2018 with a 5K fun run/walk to benefit the SVC Foundation.

Sign up when you register for TechCon 2018, or email Sarah Williams:

This popular annual event will take place around the grounds of the exhibition site, the Gaylord Palms Hotel, Tuesday, May 8 at 6:00 am.


February 13, 2018 Event

SCI sets 2018 trade exhibition schedule

Sputtering Components is excited to connect with customers and potential customers at 11 trade exhibitions currently scheduled for 2018. Three shows will take place during the first quarter.

The NCCAVS Equipment Exhibition is February 22 at the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel in San Jose, CA. This annual event showcases products and services of companies supporting vacuum-related industries. Attracting more than 100…