We use advanced software to model magnetic fields and low pressure gas flow dynamics. Gas manifolds modeled are optimized using molecular and transition flow analysis software.Target tubes and other mechanical parts are designed for long-term operation by reducing the stress concentrations to safe levels. The magnetics are modeled in a 3D FEA program to maximize utilization and uniformity while reducing the dead bands at the end of the targets. SCI’s quality control department is in a climate-controlled environment. We employ a coordinate measuring machine (CMM), which allows exact measurement of manufactured parts to accuracies of 0.0003 inches.Both mechanical parts and magnetics are quality checked at the time of production.
SCI has the most modern machining equipment, using the latest technology available. By manufacturing in-house, we have direct control over our quality and our schedule. Our manufacturing operation uses high precision CNC machining centers to fulfill a variety of needs. Our capabilities include turning parts from 0.1” up to 30” diameter and milling parts from 0.1” up to 60”. All equipment is regularly maintained and calibrated to ensure 100% repeatability and accuracy.All lid systems are programmed by trained personnel and fully tested prior to shipping. Components are cleaned and assembled following a detailed job packet to ensure each order is built according to the customer requirements. Final assemblies are bagged and packed to ensure they arrive safely at the customer site.
Testing / Research and Development
Using our in-house test chamber, SCI can perform quick-turn prototyping and test customized results. Customers can evaluate their process in SCI’s test system to verify key parameters such as deposition rate, process stability, and film properties.