SCI uses state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques to meet the most demanding thin film requirements. The complete in-house capabilities range from the consolidation of materials through vacuum hot pressing and sintering, to grinding and machining, to bonding. SCI is committed to an ongoing program of upgrading its technology to produce materials of the highest quality. The size of the facility has grown greatly in order to accommodate our equipment and increased sales. The total manufacturing process has been organized to ensure that materials travel through the facility in the most efficient manner possible, resulting in a shortened work process and a lower cost for the customer.
Several of the services offered by SCI are detailed below. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding these capabilities. You can also visit our Additional Services page for details regarding other capabilities we have to offer.
Advanced Ceramic Powders
SCI maintains an in-house powder manufacturing facility to accommodate advanced ceramic and metal oxide materials. The staff employ several proprietary wet and dry chemistries, reactive processing, and other techniques in order to tailor powders for optimal target performance.
Vacuum Hot Pressing
Many ceramic powders cannot be sintered to full density, so we employ Vacuum Hot Pressing as a technique for making ceramic (and powder metal) targets which are near-net-shape and high density. SCI’s five vacuum hot presses permit us to produce targets measuring from 1″ to 18″ in diameter.
SCI utilizes CNC machining, EDM, and dedicated grinding equipment to produce targets with strict adherence to dimensional tolerances and specifications. You will find our surface finishes and dimensional tolerances to be some of the best in the industry.
Advanced in-house bonding capabilities allow SCI to bond many different materials. The facilities that are currently in place permit us to bond planar targets up to 72″ long x 15″ wide and rotatable targets up to 4 meters. To learn more about the bonding services we have available, visit our Target Bonding page.
SCI has achieved ISO 9001:2008 registration for the production and sale of complex physical vapor deposition (“PVD”) materials and targets. This registration reflects SCI’s achievement of specific quality standards that are recognized worldwide.