Time is money. In the gold, silver, platinum and palladium target business, time is even more precious. We’re not only focused on providing you the world’s finest sputtering targets and evaporation pellets. We’re constantly thinking about how to do it faster and smarter to maximize your precious metal investment. That includes innovative designs that put more precious metal on the substrate and less in each sputter target. A target recycling program that immediately credits spent targets and turns around new ones in record time. And cash flow solutions to help keep more working capital working for you. The result? Thin film sputter coating applications that are worth waiting for, even though you don’t have to.
Grand Rapids, MI. September 7, 2023 – Weiss Technik North America, Inc. (WNA) is pleased to announce it acquired all stocks of Vacuum Technology Associates, doing business as Dynavac. Dynavac is an innovative leader in high‐performance vacuum systems for space simulation and thin film deposition. Its products are sold primarily to the Aerospace, Defense, and precision optics industries. This acquisition combines state‐of‐the‐art technologies—environmental test chambers, thin film deposition, and thermal vacuum chambers—propelling Weiss Technik to the forefront as the largest manufacturer of environmental and space simulation systems worldwide. Customers can now look to WNA for all their product safety and reliability testing needs, simulating environments – from Earth to space.
Intellivation is pleased to announce a new manufacturing expansion which was completed in late 2022. “This expansion will significantly increase our capacity for manufacturing and support our machine shop work flow most specifically. We will be adding some exciting new equipment to our machine shop which will allow us to do complete vacuum chamber machining in-house.” says Mike Simmons, Intellivation President & CEO. “Installing capacity, particularly in our machine shop helps us control our build time for our vacuum chambers and roll to roll coating equipment. Like everyone, dealing with logistics and supply chain changes has made us rethink our project planning and manufacturing flow. This expansion supports the changes the team has implemented to support our customers and commitments and helps insulate us from supply chain fluctuations.” Intellivation moved to a new state of the art facility in 2020 designed specifically for manufacturing vacuum coating equipment used in a wide range of industries and a variety of applications. This expansion adds 5,000 square feet to the existing facility.
CDM900 Micro Bee is InstruTech’s new capacitance diaphragm vacuum gauge with a ceramic sensor. The CDM900 is a temperature compensated capacitance diaphragm vacuum gauge which provides highly accurate pressure measurements with full scale ranges from 10 Torr to 1,000 Torr.
Since 2000 Vacuum Technology & Coating Magazine has been the industry's leading source for the latest articles, news, and product and service information. Below we describe some of the terms that you will find in a typical issue of VT&C.
Vacuum Coating (Vacuum Deposition and Thin Film Deposition) is the process of depositing a film or other material atom by atom or molecule by molecule onto a surface in a low pressure environment or vacuum.
Physical Vapor Deposition or PVD refers to vacuum deposition methods which involve the material (which is being deposited) going from a condensed phase to a vapor phase and then to a thin film condensed phase. Sputtering and evaporation are common PVD processes.
Sputtering refers to a type of process used to deposit thin films and employs a plasma to bombard and eject atoms from a target source.
Evaporation refers to the heated source material being evaporated in a vacuum. Vacuum allows vapor particles to travel directly to the target object, where they condense back to a solid state. (called a Deposition Source) refers to a type of process used to deposit thin films and employs a plasma to bombard and eject atoms from the target source (called a Deposition Source).
Vacuum Hardware refers to the types of hardware and components that are used in the vacuum process. There are many types of hardware used in this process, some examples are flanges, fittings, seals, valves, and chambers.
Thin Film Metrology involves determining the optimal thickness, composition and/or condition of a coating through various techniques and mathematical calculations.
Gas Analytical Systems are used in the analysis of residual gases within a low pressure environment or vacuum.
Vacuum Pumps are devices that remove gas atoms and molecules for the purpose of leaving behind a partial vacuum. Some examples of types of vacuum pumps are rotary vane pumps, diaphragm pumps, and scroll pumps.
Every issue of VT&C includes a product showcase focused on a specific topic relevant to Vacuum Processing, please see our editorial calendar which lists the topic for each issue.