Hard wearing coatings for: For Increased life time, higher productivity finishing for cutting tools, punching and forming tools.
Reduced coefficient of friction and reduced wear, tribological coatings on precision components, used in automotive engines.
Decorative Coatings for: Scratch resistant and decorative colour finishes for hard coating on mobile phones, jewellery, watches, eyewear, automotive decoration, domestic appliances, bathroom and kitchen hardware.
Rotatable target technology has been used in large area coating manufacturing of architectural glass and flat panel displays. Rotatable targets have several advantages over planar targets. Rotatable targets normally contain more material and offer a greater utilization in comparison to planar targets. This in turn results in much longer production runs and reduced downtime of the system. The overall benefit is an increase in the throughput of the coating equipment. Secondly, the rotatable targets allow the use of higher power densities due to the heat build-up being spread evenly over the surface area of the target. As a consequence, an increased deposition speed can be seen along with an improved performance during reactive sputtering. Testbourne Ltd are now supplying cylindrical magnetron sputtering targets which are manufactured in many sizes, ranging from 2" up to 8.625" in diameter, with lengths from a few inches up to 160 inches. The most commonly used C-MAG rotary targets are available in Chromium, Silver, Aluminium-Silicon, Tin, Titanium Oxide, Stainless steel, Aluminium, Tungsten, Tantalum, Molybdenum, Niobium, Copper and Zinc alloys. The standard manufacturing methods are plasma spraying onto the base tubes, casting and extrusion of the complete assembly.
Testbourne Ltd is a world-wide supplier of sputtering targets for the glass coating industry. Testbourne is involved with our customers in the development and production of coating materials for architectural glass, automotive glass, photovoltaics, mirrors and other coatings. Production methods used are casting, powder metallurgy, spraying and bonding. Testbourne its product portfolio includes all the key pure metals, as well as popular alloys and ceramics.
Our sputtering targets are produced in different shapes (planar and rotatable) with sizes – up to 13.2 ft / 4 metres in length.
Applications for our materials are: Architectural Glass (low-e, solar control) Automotive Glass Anti-reflective and Antistatic Coatings (ARAS)