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Oct 2015

Welcome to the October edition of VEM News!  Read on to see what's happening this Fall at VEM. 

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Hot Off the Press ... 
VEM Expands Portfolio of Target Materials
Available for Hot Press
State-of-the-art Manufacturing Committed to
Customer Success

VEM has extensive experience coupled with in-house, state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities to meet every material needed in the marketplace today. 

We have one of the largest and most technically advanced Vacuum Hot Presses in the country capable of developing some of the most advanced powder metallurgy targets available in the market.

VEM Vacuum Hot Press, Capable of ...   
*Reaching  temperatures of >1,850° C

*250 tons of pressure

*Achieving a Vacuum Atmosphere of 10-3 Torr
*Inert Gas Atmosphere
*Process Logic Controlled (PLC), ensures repeatability and tracking of Statistical Product Control (SPC) data


*Physical Characterization with ability to achieve desired density based on pressure and sintering time

*Chemical Characterization - VEM blends materials within 1 AT% of the desired composition

*Developing methods to reduce or increase specific key elements (O, C, Na, K, Li, etc ...)
Sampling of Target Materials Available  
Al2O3 ... AZO ... BST
..CrB2+SiC+other metals
... CrSi-SiC ... ITO ... LiCo2O3 ... MoSi ... NbTa ...  NiCrSi ...
NiFe+other metals .... Ru ...  SiAl ... SiCr ... Ta ... TaSi ... TiAl ... W/Ti ... WSi

These are just some of the many target materials available today.  Please contact us for all of your NEW alloy development needs.
Meet Dr. Sean Seefeld, VEM Sales Engineer
Introducing Dr. Sean Seefeld - the man behind the phone AND on the road who answers many of your thin films process questions.  As a thin films, materials science expert, Sean has worked as a Research Engineer at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

Sean holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine.  Dr. Seefeld would love to hear from you!  Please feel free to contact Sean at [email protected] or 408-871-9900 for any of your process related needs.
For 27+ years, we have had the privilege of providing high-purity sputtering targets and evaporation materials with the highest level of service and support to over 250 customers worldwide.  We appreciate your business and thank you for giving Vacuum Engineering & Materials the opportunity to serve you.  
Jon Myers
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Vacuum Engineering & Materials
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