Diamonex® Closed-drift (CD) Source™ is designed for manufacturing processes with high flux ions, for example, substrate cleaning, reactive ion-beam etching, and ion-beam assisted deposition of thin films. Used in DLC coating deposition, the CD source features a gridless design and an on-axis hollow cathode electron source that creates a neutral charge beam to eliminate the need for substrate bias.
METAPOR porous materials are intended for material handling applications such as air-cushion devices, vacuum clamping tables and chucks, and powder fluidization systems. These materials form production molds of rigid plastic packaging, and components for equipment enclosures and automotive interiors. Materials are intended for the medical, electronics, and general machining and manufacturing industries.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.