Technical Blog
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Controlling Two-Gas Reactive Sputtering: Seeing in 3D
Modeling of a two-gas reactive sputtering process and anchoring the model to experimental results.  
Blog post by David Christie, Advanced Energy Inc.
Corporate Sponsor News
Toray Plastics, Inc. 
Toray Plastics (America), Inc., Pledges $2 Million to the University of Rhode Island's Proposed College of Engineering Capital Project
Toray Plastics (America), Inc., the only United States manufacturer of precision-performance polypropylene, polyester, bio-based, and metallized films for packaging and industrial applications, has pledged US$2 million toward the proposed construction of new facilities for the University of Rhode Island's College of Engineering. Link
Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum GmbH 
Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum receives the Red Dot Product Design Award for the PHOENIX L500i
The results of the annual Red Dot Product Design Awards are in - and Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum has won this prestigious award for the design of the leak detector PHOENIX L500i.  Link
Goodfellow Corporation
Goodfellow/Sigma-Aldrich Agreement Expands 
Availability of Goodfellow Products 
Goodfellow, a leading supplier of metals and materials for research and industry, has signed an agreement with Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, a leading life science and high-technology company, to market and distribute Goodfellow's portfolio of materials worldwide.Link
MKS Instruments 
MKS to Acquire Granville-Phillips Division
of Brooks Automation
MKS Instruments, Inc. (Nasdaq:MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, today announced it has agreed to purchase the assets of Granville-Phillips, a division of Brooks Automation, Inc. (Nasdaq:BRKS), for $87 million in cash. Link

Materion Corporation 

Materion Gold products have been validated as
conflict-free and qualified for listing to the Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) listing.

"All of our gold products are conflict-free," confirmed Don Klimkowicz, President of Materion Advanced Materials Group, a Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN) business. "We are proud of our long history of social and environmental accountability and our qualification as a Certified Conflict-Free Gold Refiner." Link
IHI Hauzer Techno Coating B.V.

Coating developments - A study exploring coating performance on engine components.

One study exploring coating performance on engine components suggests that doped hydrogen-free tetrahedral DLC coatings can improve friction and wear requirements for the coatings being applied. Link

Kurt J. Lesker Company® 
Kurt J. Lesker Company® Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary
The Kurt J. Lesker Company (KJLC®) is proud to announce the celebration of 60 years in business. Link

Denton Vacuum LLC 

Celebrates 50 years (1964-2014) of thin film technology.

Denton Vacuum LLC, a leading global supplier of production scale thin film technology systems, celebrates 50 years (1964-2014) of thin film technology-turning barriers into breakthroughs-for three generations of satisfied customers worldwide. Link

Vergason Technology Inc. 
Chrome Replacement
PVD coatings offer an alternative solution to electroplated chrome coatings, without the negative health impact of chrome electroplating and its process effluents. Link
Indium Corporation 
Indium Corporation Experts Reflect on 80 Years of Technology Innovation and Growth.
What does it take to make it to 80 years in an industry where today's technology is obsolete tomorrow? See how Indium Corporation did it! Link
Pfeiffer Vacuum, Inc. 
Pfeiffer Vacuum receives an important development contract for the ITER fusion reactor.
Pfeiffer Vacuum has been awarded an important contract to develop special vacuum pumps for the ITER fusion reactor. With their bid, Pfeiffer Vacuum successfully managed to win out over well-known international competitors because of their extensive experience in the field of vacuum technology. Link
Latest Blog Posts from SVC
Kitty HawkThe Importance of Being Earnest
The job of an industrial researcher is to reliably and rapidly determine if a technology will work, or to eliminate it quickly if it won't.  What does that have to do with Oscar Wilde's play - or the first flight at Kitty Hawk?

Blog post by David Glocker, Isoflux Incorporated. Link


Corporate Sponsor Product Spotlight

Toray Plastics, Inc. 

Toray Plastics New Torayfan® Pc5 Ultra-High-Barrier Metallized Bopp Film Excels in 3-Ply Laminations and Foil-Replacement Applications.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. announces to consumer packaged goods manufacturers and packaging converters the introduction of new Torayfan® PC5 metallized BOPP film, a versatile ultra-high oxygen- and moisture- barrier film that can be used in tri-laminations, as a foil replacement, and as an overwrap lamination or wrapper. Link

Goodfellow Corporation 

High-tech Metal Fasteners Ideal for Extreme Conditions

There is a wide range of metal fasteners commonly available for standard applications, but what if your application is at very high temperature or in a highly corrosive environment? Link
Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum GmbH 
The new dimension in turbo molecular pump engineering - TURBOVAC i
Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum will present a new line of turbo molecular pumps with integrated drive electronics. The new pumps of the TURBOVAC i product line consistently offer the highest performance even for widely differing requirements.  Link

Angstrom Sciences 

Angstrom Sciences Continues its' Position as the Preeminent Supplier of Sputtering Magnetrons for Astronomical Telescope Mirror Coating

Angstrom Sciences is pleased to announce the receipt of an order for a series of 2.5 m long cathodes to support mirror metallization at the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics (CIOMP). Link

Vacuum Process Technology, LLC 

Vacuum Process Technology Introduces 

a New Coating System

ARGUS 54 Precision Magnetron Sputtering - The ARGUS optics sputtering system combines excellent process stability, ultra-precise coatings, and uncommonly high throughput. Link

Midwest Tungsten Service, Inc. 

MTS 702, 704, and 705 diffusion pump oils, high vacuum grease and graphite and boron nitride release agents are in stock and available for immediate shipment.

Dow Corning no longer offers DC-702 and DC-704 for sale to the general market. Link

MKS Instruments 
MKS introduces a-Baratron® Capacitance Manometers

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has introduced the a-Baratron®Capacitance Manometer, an advanced high-performance, heated absolute capacitance manometer with better accuracy, higher tolerance to ambient temperature changes and excellent repeatability. Link
Pfeiffer Vacuum Inc. 
OktaLine ATEX - World's first magnetically coupled and ATEX certified Roots pumps
Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces the world's first ATEX certified Roots pumps with a magnetic coupling to the vacuum market. Link
Kurt J. Lesker Company® 
New Innovative Online Vacuum Feedthrough
Selection Guide
The Kurt J. Lesker Company (KJLC®) has recently launched a brand new Feedthrough Selection Guide on its website. The Selection Guide is a user friendly tool that helps users select the proper feedthrough for their application based on their specific requirements. Link


Gencoa Introduces a New Ultra-Compact
Rotatable Magnetron

The topic of our first technical focus of the year is the Gencoa Rotatable System (GRS), and the benefits offered by switching to rotatable-based technology over the use of planar magnetrons. Link

Sputtering Components 

SCI Announces Release of Swing-DUO (Dynamic Uniformity Optimization) Software

Sputtering Components proudly announces the release of the Swing-DUO™ (Dynamic Uniformity Optimization) software. This web-based software is designed to work exclusively with SCI's Swing Cathode™ and magnetics. Link

Bobst Manchester, Ltd. 

BOBST Premieres at Interpack 2014

BOBST anncounces its participation at Interpack 2014, Düsseldorf, in hall 8A, stand C15. Link

Vergason Technology Inc. 

Vergason Technology's VTI Press-Side® 4000 available with Small Footprint

For plants with tight floor space, the powerful VTI Press-Side® 4000 Rapid Cycle Metallizer is available with a mezzanine frame that positions the mechanic pump above the system. The overall footprint measures: 180-inches long (4.572 meters) by 80-inches (2.032 meters) wide by 123-inches (3.1242 meters) high. Link
Indium Corporation 
Indium Corporation Features Indium, Gallium, and Germanium Materials at SVC Technical Conference.
Indium Corporation sells compounds based on the elements indium, germanium, gallium, and tin compounds which are used in the 
manufacturing process of a number of high-tech devices, as these elements serve as crucial building blocks in semiconductor chips, electronic components, batteries, and other complex electronic products. Indium will be featuring their indium, gallium and germanium metals and compounds at the SVC Technical Conference May 6-7 in Chicago, IL. Link

Our next issue of TECHTalk Deploys July 16, 2014.


Deadlines: Submissions of Corporate Sponsor News
and Product Spotlights:
Monday, July 7, 2014 

Submission of Banner Ads: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 


(Please keep in mind that all submissions are placed in the issue
according to the date received.)

SVC Spotlight

Meet Dr. Carl M. Lampert

Managing Director
at Star Science

SVC Technical Director, Board Member and Energy Technology TAC Chair

Carl has been a long-time supporter of the Society of Vacuum Coaters, serving as Technical Director and Board Member since 2009 and has been involved with the TechCon Technical Program as a TAC Chair for many years. 


As Managing Director at Star Science, a consulting company for coatings in industry, he works for Fortune 500 Companies looking at future products, business plans and patent positions. Carl also serves as an external proposal reviewer for the U.S. DOE, NSF and other agencies. Also, Carl serves as Editor-in-Chief of the refereed archival journal Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells and is Editor Emeritus for the Journal of Displays.


Carl received his doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, CA. He has three other degrees including Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics.

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