July 13, 2015

SCI Announces Modeling Capabilities and Services

January 7, 2015

Sputtering Components is pleased to announce that enhanced modeling tools are available as a free service for all SCI customers.

In recent months, SCI has purchased two significant modeling applications to assist with internal diagnostics on core products, as well as products in the Research and Development department.  The modeling capabilities this software provides are invaluable in helping SCI move forward with new and improved products.

SCI also understands the process needs of their clients. “By giving our customers access to this service, they now have the ability to simulate their process and to look for adjustments in system hardware and process settings that will help improve their thin film processes, “ said Patrick Morse, Senior Applications and Development Engineer for SCI.

COMSOL Multi-Physics Modeling

The COMSOL Multi-Physics Modeling capabilities include:

  • 3D thermal and flow modeling for target water cooling;
  • Mechanical stress analysis;
  • 2D and 3D sputter flux collection efficiency modeling;
  • 2D and 3D magnetic modeling; and
  • 3D gas distribution and pressure analysis for vacuum systems.

Solidworks Simulation

Solidworks simulation is capable of performing mechanical and structural analysis in order to support and gain a better understanding of product designs, such as outboard end support structures, deflection reduction in lid weldments, and also to consider other safety factors for structures and materials.

For more information regarding the Sputtering Components’ simulation tools, contact Patrick Morse at PMorse@sputteringcomponents.com.

June 16, 2015

SCM Future Technologies Becomes New India Rep

Sputtering Components, Inc. of Owatonna, Minnesota, USA is pleased to announce the addition of SCM Future Technologies as their newest representative for the country of India effective immediately. 

SCM Future Technologies was founded by Charu Mathur in 2007.  They represent leading manufacturers of capital equipment and raw materials from the United States and Europe and specialize in the solar, thin film, defense, space, and glass industries.  Other markets include the semiconductor, microelectronics, MEMs and solar cell.

Sanjay Mathur, partner, has a post graduate degree in entrepreneurship and economics and has been involved in the industry for nearly 20 years, including 9 years with SCM Future Technologies.

Scott Grubb, SCI’s International Sales Manager for Asia and Australia, will be working closely with SCMFT to visit potential customers in India.  “We’re very excited to have Charu and his team on board with SCI.” said Grubb. “We’re looking forward to meeting with companies that have an interest in and an appreciation for our products.”

To contact Charu, visit the Contact Us section of the SCI website at www.sputteringcomponents.com or email Charu at SCMFT.india@gmail.com.

May 1, 2015

Tradeshow Schedule





GPD 2015

June 24-26, 2015

Tampere, Finland


Semicon West

July 14-16, 2015

San Francisco, CA USA


Touch Panel Korea

August 19-21, 2015

Goyang, Korea


Expo Solar, 2015

September 9-11, 2015

KINTEX, Seoul, Korea



October 12-15, 2015

Desden, Germany



October 25-28, 2015

Naples, Florida, USA



November 25-27, 2015

Shenzhen, China


April 1, 2015

SCI Announces Official Release of Remotely Adjustable Magnet Bar

Sputtering Components proudly announces the official product release of the Remotely Adjustable Magnet Bar or RAM-Bar™. 

This magnet bar allows customers to adjust the distance between the magnet pack and the target surface from outside the vacuum chamber during processing.  As a result, the user can adjust deposition uniformity in real time. 

The RAM-Bar™ is a self-contained system that uses fiber optics to send and receive data from a host computer..  The design of the magnet pack allows for a total movement range of 20mm at each adjustment node with +/- 50μm precision.  These combined attributes make uniformity in the range of +/-0.5% achievable.

Simple system deployment and configuration of multiple RAM-Bars™ is possible using unique IP addresses and automated system identification.  Multiple bars are controlled using a single networked computer.

The RAM-Bar™ is compatible with standard and unmodified SCI rotary cathodes and 125mm ID rotary targets, reducing cost and complexity.  The battery is designed to last multiple coating campaigns before recharging is required.

The RAM-Bar™, along with SCI’s CM external cathode, will be on display at the SVC TechCon, booth #611. For more information and technical data, please contact us at sales@sputteringcomponents.com

April 1, 2015

Sputtering Components, Inc. Releases CM-Series External End Block

Sputtering Components proudly announces the official product release of the CM external mount end block.

As with all SCI cathodes, the CM-Series endblock offers a customizable drive shaft length, simple design, and the patented water fill and drain feature.  What makes this product unique is the ability to place dual cathodes in a 220mm space and the flexibility in target sizes it can accommodate - both standard 125mm ID targets or smaller, 80mm ID targets.  It will easily support a target length of up to 1000mm.

Measuring just 257mm x95.3mm, this end block’s average weight is just 17 kgs, making the CM-Series end block an ideal choice for small sputtering systems with limited space.  It is designed to run with up to 20kW DC or 80 kHz MFAC, 1500v/50A.

The magnet bar externally adjusts to any angle and the drive motor has a 360⁰positioning capability.  With an easy access water seal cartridge and the simple design of this cathode, maintenance on SCI end blocks can easily be done by the customer’s maintenance team.

The CM external end block, along with SCI’s RAM-Bar™, will be on display at the SVC TechCon, booth #611. For more information and technical data, please contact us at sales@sputteringcomponents.com