Thin Film Coatings in the Medical Market

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The medical market, including both healthcare and life sciences, is one of many markets that require thin film coatings to manufacture products. In the medical field, thin film coatings can enhance the durability of devices, improve patient comfort and even provide treatment for patients who need tissues removed, such as a cancerous tumor. Coatings for… Read More

Comparing Edge-Emitting Lasers and VCSELs

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Edge-emitting lasers (EELs) and vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) are two different types of diode lasers. EELs are well established in the opto-electronics market, but there are some limitations for manufacturers. VCSELs are also well-established in opto-electronics (particularly datacom), but as the technology matures, they will be better equipped to address those manufacturing challenges… Read More

Requirements for Ion Sources in Thin Film Deposition

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Ion sources can be used in a number of deposition methods, including ion assisted deposition and ion beam sputtering. Your deposition method of choice may depend on a number of production and cost factors, but your ion source will have its own requirements based on your desired specs and application needs. How Ion Sources Help… Read More

Using Ion Sources in Thin Film Deposition

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To create more precise thin films, manufacturers often include an ion source to their thin film deposition system configuration. By using an ion source, manufacturers can produce an ion species that has specific properties during deposition. The source controls the energy, trajectory and reactivity of the ions it produces, helping to create a thin film… Read More

3 Trends to Look For at Laser Munich 2019

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The bi-annual LASER World of PHOTONICS show is coming up at the end of the month in Munich, Germany, and there are sure to be plenty of new technologies and emerging applications on display, as well as further developments for mature applications. Here are some of the trends you can expect to hear more about… Read More

Thin Film Components of RF Filters

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There are two types of acoustic wave components that play a role in RF filter technologies: surface acoustic wave (SAW) and BAW (bulk acoustic wave). They are both important devices for filtering and amplifying RF signals in many applications using wireless communication, and a repeatable, high-vacuum thin film coating process is needed to ensure good… Read More

SVC TechCon 2019: Trends and Takeaways

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Last month, the Society of Vacuum Coaters held its annual TechCon in California. We learned about new developments in thin film deposition and the trends that are driving the industry. Our team also had the opportunity to present some research and unveil a new product. Denton Vacuum at SVC TechCon Our own Craig Outten, Senior… Read More

What Drives Cost of Ownership?

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Cost of ownership (COO) is one of the key factors that decides the viability of any capital equipment purchase, and the need to lower total factory cost of ownership is often what guides many business decisions. So, what drives a lower COO, and how can you achieve that without sacrificing on system performance? Let’s look… Read More

Increasing Throughput in Sputtering and Evaporation

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As integral as throughput is when it comes to meeting production needs, there is no single answer for improving throughput, especially across different deposition methods. With both evaporation and magnetron sputtering, there are a number of factors you need to consider in order to raise your total throughput. Improving Throughput in Magnetron Sputtering With a… Read More

How Can You Improve Factory Output in Thin Film Deposition?

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Factory output is one of the most critical factors affecting overall production performance. Whether you’re manufacturing for high or low volume applications, you need to be able to meet production needs in the most cost-effective way possible, and scale into higher production when needed. Finding ways to raise your factory output, or net yielded throughput,… Read More