News & Events

November 10, 2017 Event

2018 Exhibition Schedule

Sputtering Components is exhibiting at a number of trade show exhibitions and conferences in 2018, including in Europe, Asia and the US. Please check back in January for next year's schedule.

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October 24, 2017 News

ION SCI Newsletter


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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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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…

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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…

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