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November 10, 2017 Event

2018 Exhibition Schedule

Sputtering Components is exhibiting at a number of trade shows and conferences in 2018. We look forward to seeing you there. 

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December 12, 2017 Event

Sign up to sponsor the SVCF 5K at TechCon 2018

To sponsor the 13th Annual 5K event and get your company's logo on the run T-shirt, please email Sarah Williams at sarahw@sputteringcomponents.com. Make a payment from the SVCF website.

Your sponsorship will help the SVC Foundation support enterprising students and practitioners who have an interest in furthering their education in the field of vacuum coating technology. The Foundation also grants travel awards to students to…

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December 11, 2017 News

SCI has an opening for an Applications Engineer

Looking for an excellent position in an expanding company?

Sputtering Components has an opening for a Senior Applications Engineer in its facility in Owatonna Minnesota, USA.

The person in this position will ensure customers receive the technical information and support that enables them to buy, effectively install and integrate and use SCI products.

This position requires a 4-year engineering degree…

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October 24, 2017 News

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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…

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