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Advanced Energy® DMS pulsing module for driving DMS systems

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Live from ICCG10: The International...

This week I’m at the 10th International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics (ICCG10), in Dresden, Germany. This conference is held…

Dual Magnetron Sputtering (DMS): The Basics

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Dual Magnetron Sputtering (DMS): The Basics

Magnetron sputtering systems are used to deposit complex layer systems on solid substrates and flexible webs for various uses, including display…

Reducing Total Cost of Ownership (CoO): Balancing Target Consumption

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Reducing Total Cost of Ownership (CoO):...

Large-area glass coating lines are expected to perform long process campaigns between maintenance cycles. They need to operate day...
Live From SVC TechCon 2014: A Spirit of Nostalgia and Innovation

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Live From SVC TechCon 2014: A Spirit of...

Today we’re at the 57th annual SVC TechCon 2014 conference in Chicago, one of the premier vacuum coating events in North America. It’s the closest…

Controlling Pulsed DMS Reactive Sputtering Processes: Getting a Solid Voltage Feedback Signal

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Controlling Pulsed DMS Reactive Sputtering...

Large-area coating is used to deposit complex layer systems on glass for architectural and automotive applications, and a myriad of others, including…

Success is in the Details: Not-So-Obvious Subtleties of Voltage Control

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Success is in the Details: Not-So-Obvious...

The possibility of controlling reactive sputtering processes in the transition region has been intriguing and compelling for as long as I have been in the…