Plasma Etch, Inc. has a history of working with the ceramics industry and is committed to providing unparalleled plasma treatment solutions for every possible application. Some of these applications include:
Cleaning Removes contaminants and residue from material surfaces
Bonding Facilitates the direct bonding of materials
Adhesion Prepares surfaces for coating, painting, etc.
Polymerization Enables polymerization via gaseous monomers
Activation Alters surface properties to create functional regions
Ceramics Case Studies
Ceramic Parts Case Study
Client: Manufacturer of Various Ceramic Parts Parts: Ceramic Contaminates: Oils, Organics Equipment Used: Plasma Etch System Model BT-1
This company manufactures various ceramic parts. To gauge the success of plasma treatment on these ceramics parts, a before and after treatment contact angle was taken. Before treatment, the contact angle was 88 degrees. After treatment, the contact angle was reduced 12 degrees. The contact angle in this instance was measured in 5 different places on each substrate, and the contact angle remained ± 2 degrees. This company used an argon~oxygen plasma treatment prior to wire bonding to increase adhesion and bond strength.
Subsequent studies have correlated a reduction in contact angle results and dramatically increased bond strength.
This company chose Plasma Etch, Inc. due to the uniform etch that was received on their test samples.
Plasma Etch, Inc. has been a leader, innovator, and producer of plasma technology since 1980. Companies such as Nasa, Boeing, Honeywell, Motorola, Bayer and Lockheed-Martin have employed our plasma cleaners and plasma etchers over the decades due to their superior performance and results. We've developed a wide range of solutions for plasma cleaning, plasma etching, reactive ion etching (RIE), plasma treatment, surface modification, and other facets of plasma processing.
Our company, headquartered in Carson City, NV in a custom-built factory, is focused on designing and producing cutting edge technology and plasma equipment for every industry and application. From scientific research to manufacturing and everything in between, we have an ideal solution.