Sputtering Components, Inc. (SCI) is a leading manufacturer of internal and external rotary cathodes and related components. We specialize in highly reliable and user friendly designs with the highest power ratings available. Our products are known for their process stability and ease of maintenance, ensuring the lowest cost of ownership in the industry. SCI magnetics are designed to ensure high quality, uniform coatings for your application.
SCI can provide components or turnkey solutions to meet your requirements.
Simulation, Testing, R&D
We use advanced software to model magnetic fields and low pressure gas flow dynamics. Gas manifolds models 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. SCI also has state of the art thermo-dynamic flow simulation capability to model heat transfer within sputtering targets.
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.
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. 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 to ensure each order is built according to the customer requirements. Final assemblies are bagged and packaged with care to ensure they arrive safely at the customer site.
We employ a coordinate measuring machine (CMM), which allows exact measurement of manufactured parts to accuracies of 0.0003 inches.
SCI uses an ISO compliant quality system which governs all aspects of our design and manufacturing process.
Every product is quality-checked before leaving SCI; magnet assemblies are chareacterized using our 3-D magnetic mapping tool, and cathode components are water and vacuum leak checked.
Service and Support
Our staff walks with the customer through every step of the process to ensure a quality product that meets their needs. We provide service and support worldwide through our in-house service technicians and our conveniently located sales and service representatives.