Coating Plant Preparation

Calibration test runs are often required to determine tooling factors for particular machines and materials. The geometrical distance of the substrate from the source, chamber vacuum and temperature as well as evaporation rate may all affect the final coating. Conditions during the process must be monitored and reproduced as closely as possible from run to run.

All the jigs and fixtures that are required to hold the substrates, especially unusual shapes and sizes, can be produced within the Physics department.

Edwards E500 coating plant being prepared for a coating run