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A sputter target cooling after arc-melting in argon. On the bottom left is a cast slug in its copper hearth.

 

Sputtering Targets

At ACI Alloys, Inc. sputtering targets are made from high-purity elemental metals.
Arc-casting in inert gas (argon) means 100% density and minimal oxygen.
Sputter targets may also be cut from sintered plate (if a pure element) or hot-pressed (for ceramics).
Some sputtering targets have to be hot-pressed: oxides, pure boron, etc.
The targets are then machined to within the tolerances of the customer's sputtering system.
We do this in house; we have a full machine shop with lathes, mills, and grinders.

Finally, our targets are vacuum-sealed and shipped to the customer, usually as soon as they are finished.
We offer quick turn-around times because we specialize in the research and development market.

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A planar target being checked during the machining phase.

 

SPUTTERING FAQ No 1:

Why can't I get a plasma?


SPUTTERING FAQ No 2:

Why is my yield low?


SPUTTERING FAQ No 3:

How do I degrease my sputtering target?