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INCREASING SPUTTERING TARGET LIFE BY AS MUCH AS 250%


Materion’s Xtended Life™ targets technology resolve a key issue of high volume sputtering operations – how best to keep chambers up and running as long as possible. Having to stop the sputtering process to replace spent targets costs time and money and can even trigger additional maintenance expense while the chamber is down.

HOW XTENDED LIFE™ TECHNOLOGY WORKS

We use a variety of design and manufacturing methods to create our Xtended Life™ targets, including racetrack topography modification and microstructure manipulation techniques. Read more about how our unique sputtering target technology operates. If a target doesn’t already exist for your specific requirement, Materion has a procedure in place to generate one for you.

ADVANTAGES OF LONGER SPUTTERING TARGET LIFE

The key benefit of Materion’s Xtended Life™ targets is that it extends overall sputtering target life and maximizes chamber uptime. The design allows users to:

  • Reduce chamber downtime for target replacement and associated maintenance
  • Improve material utilization rates
  • Lower the overall cost of ownership
  • Increase the profitability of their sputtering processes
  • Allow longer time between preventative maintenance cycles

COMPLEMENTARY SERVICES FOR SPUTTERING TARGET USERS

In addition to Xtended Life™ targets, Materion has a full line of sputtering targets, sputtering consumables and related services.

For recommendations on the best utilization options, contact a Materion sputtering expert. See how Xtended Life™ targets can increase your target life and reduce costs.