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April 2019 newsletter

Ion Times Spring cleaning has started! We are working behind the scenes on a new website. We hope to launch it in the very near future. Please stay posted… SVC show We will be going to the 2019 SVC TechCon in Long Beach, CA. If you happen to be in the area, please stop by […]

November 2018 newsletter

Ion Times Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for your support and business this past year. It’s hard to believe the holidays are fast approaching. For our contribution to black Friday specials we are offering the chance to test drive our I-Beam 703 power supply. If you are concerned with aging power equipment on your production lines […]

October 2018 newsletter

Ion Times Upcoming Exhibits Having made it through the gauntlet of international exhibits over the last few months, we can finally look to our last domestic exhibit for 2018 – the 65th AVS International Exhibition in Long Beach, California. Plasma Process Group can be found in Booth #426 from October 23 – 25 (two weeks […]

August 2018 newsletter

Ion Times OPTO Taiwan Just in the event that you happen to be in Taiwan next month, Plasma Process Group will be exhibiting at OPTO Taiwan from August 29th through 31st! Come see us at booth #1026, co-exhibiting with our regional representatives, NFort Technologies. We’ll be available for questions, comments, and conversation of all types! […]

June 2018 newsletter

Ion Times A Thanks of Show Having just returned from two consecutive excellent trade shows, Plasma Process Group would like to extend a warm “Thank You” to everyone who visited our booth at either the SVC in Orlando or OptaTec in Frankfurt, Germany. We appreciate the strong and continued interest in our products from each […]

May 2018 newsletter

Ion Times SVC TechCon 2018 Plasma Process Group will be exhibiting at the 2018 SVC TechCon, booth 631 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Come see us on Tuesday May 8th or Wednesday May 9th for the latest news, product information, and answers to whatever questions you may have! Optatec 2018 We will […]

February 2018 newsletter

Ion Times Embracing the New Year With January past and the big Photonics West show over we want to thank customers and prospective customers who stopped by our booth last week. We hope to continue working with you this year and into the future! With the rapid expansion of the photonics market, we, too, are […]

January 2018 newsletter

Ion Times Photonics West 2018 Happy New Year! We hope to see you soon. Plasma Process Group will be exhibiting at Photonics West later this month, in the North Hall, booth #4341. Come see us if you have questions or want to chat about an idea. The show is at the Moscone Center in San […]

August 2017 newsletter

Ion Times Milling About Here at Plasma Process Group we have recently made the investment in a second CNC Mill for grid manufacturing! We expect to have the new mill in-house by mid September, and reach full production capabilities in October. This should help bring down the lead times many of our customers have been […]

July 2017 newsletter

Ion Times Powering Your Process If you’re struggling with failing power supplies in your Ion Beam process, Plasma Process Group can help! Our I-Beam 703 can replace the whole batch of RF2001 power supplies you are likely already using for your RF sources, and our I-Beam 600-series can replace your older MPS power supply for […]

June 2017 newsletter

Ion Times Opening Doors Coming to Colorado any time soon? Maybe for the OSA Optical Design & Fabrication Congress in July? If you should find yourself in our area any time and would like to visit, let us know! We’d love to have you visit to take a look around, show off our facility, and […]

April 2017 newsletter

Ion Times SVC TechCon 2017 Plasma Process Group is pleased to be attending the 2017 SVC TechCon on May 2nd and 3rd. We will be in booth #1003, so if you plan to attend please stop by and see us! As always, we will be more than happy to discuss ideas, talk tech, or even […]

February 2017 newsletter

Ion Times PPG @ NCCAVS – IBS ASAP! Please come visit us in the Holiday Inn, San Jose, booth #60 on February 23rd. We encourage everyone to stop by and chat, ask questions, and talk through what we can do to help you meet your deadlines, expand your business, and meet your production and R&D […]

January 2017 newsletter

Ion Times Photonics West 2017 Please come visit us in the Moscone Center North Hall, booth #5046! We encourage everyone to stop by and chat, ask questions, and talk through what we can do to help you meet your deadlines, expand your business, and meet your production and R&D goals this year.  Hope to see […]

December 2016 newsletter

Ion Times 16cm of Deposition Domination The engineers at Plasma Process Group have developed a higher-current ion source that can achieve 800mA without needing a separate 1000W generator! They poured over every hotspot, analyzed each strap and connection, and evaluated the efficiency of the matching network and made some significant improvements in the interface allowing […]

October 2016 newsletter

Ion Times The Source – A Reference Guide If you’ve ever looked at your ion source and thought that maybe something wasn’t working quite right – is that accel current a little high? – take a trip to our website! We have an array of Source Run Data available in the Learning Center, where you […]

September 2016 newsletter

Ion Times Free research At Plasma Process Group, we do a fair amount of our own research and development, both to develop new products but also to characterize our existing products. Take a look at our Technical Papers available on the website – you can find some potentially useful information about sputtering, index of refraction, […]

August 2016 newsletter

Ion Times Quick Selection Guides A recent addition to our website are quick selection guides. We have a source selection guide to help choose an ion beam source. If you are uncertain about your process, have a look at the grid selection guide that helps describe the various grid options available. If you already have […]

July 2016 newsletter

May 2016 newsletter

Ion Times Old is New Again The R&D team at Plasma Process Group has transformed two older sources and upgraded them for your benefit. This summer we will be releasing our versions of a 6cm and versatile 6×22/30cm RF ion beam sources. The 6cm RF source will allow users to gain the advantages of ion […]

April 2016 newsletter

Ion Times Class is in Session at Ion U Come visit the PPG Learning Center! From Ion Beam Sources 101, where you can study an introduction to the basics physics to our latest technical White Papers, we’re making an ever-growing wealth of information available to our customers. Reduce your system downtime by watching our tutorial […]

March 2016 newsletter

Ion Times Boldly Going Where No Technician Has Gone Before How many times has a great idea struck you – one that could really revolutionize your product line. But you are buried in production with no time for a little proof-of-concept R&D work. Let us help. Our Applications Laboratory equipped with a fully-automated Techne IBAD […]

February 2016 newsletter

Ion Times Surely sometime, somewhere, you have realized that you cannot remember everything about the equipment you are using. If you, like everyone else on the planet, occasionally find your self scratching your head trying to remember how those grids were assembled, or why there are extra parts after RFN maintenance, then it’s time to […]

January 2016 newsletter

Happy New Year! Our New Years Resolution is to help you find the ion beam solution you require. For that, we’ve made some major updates to our website! Check out all the new stuff available, including significant updates to the online store! Our on-line catalog was re-organized by product categories. Each product has additional links […]

December 2015 newsletter

Ion Times Powering your Process It’s been mentioned before, and you can be sure we’ll mention it again – Plasma Process Group has the replacement for your old, dying power supplies. If you’re curious but you don’t want to commit without seeing for yourself how well our supplies work, ask about our Demo unit! We’d […]

November 2015 newsletter

Ion Times Proper care for your Ion Source Grids Even though we offer grid cleaning services, many customers choose to do their own ion source grid maintenance. With proper attention to detail, keeping your grids in good working order is not too difficult. There are a couple important things to keep in mind. As with […]

September 2015 newsletter

Ion Times We Have The Power! Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the lab, lurking below the surface of your coating system is an ancient power supply that could die at any moment! You thought you could repair him, but suddenly, no one makes that part anymore! What will you […]

August 2015 newsletter

Ion Times Replacing your RFN Collector      Collector replacement should happen each and every time your RFN is cleaned. The collector in your RFN is fabricated of Nickel that can react with Oxygen when it gets hot. Unfortunately, these reactions occur both on the surface and deep inside, meaning that a collector cannot be “cleaned” like […]

July 2015 newsletter

Ion Times Ion-Assisted Deposition Turning down a sale is always painful – money that could have been made, if only you had the capacity or capability to meet the requirement. As coating specifications and tolerances become more challenging, you may find yourself unable to meet customers’ needs with a standard evaporative coater. With this in […]

May 2015 newsletter

Ion Times QCM Sensitivity with IBAD Have you ever observed the QCM deposition rate dipping below zero at the beginning of a coating (see the figure below)? Is the QCM losing mass or is the measurement sensitivity just too low? The answer is neither. The QCM measures mass by differences in its resonant frequency. However, […]