Ion Times – the latest news from Plasma Process Group

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 […]

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, […]