Electronics and Semiconductors

Boost equipment life and productivity

Magnaplate offers wear and friction reduction surface enhancements for every step of the semiconductor process. Our coatings have extended the strike of rings in used in chemical polishing rings, wafer chuck, flow solder fixtures, environmental handling and testing equipment.

Best Coatings

Technical features

  • Wear and abrasion resistance
  • High temperature
  • Tolerant of impact forces
  • Friction reduction
  • Permanent lubricity
  • Non-stick, release properties
Coatings for abrasion resistance

Application examples

Chemical Polishing Rings

Aluminum rings on machinery used to manufacture silicon wafers can become exposed to corrosion from exotic gases. Lectrofluor® can be applied to these parts for good corrosion and chemical resistance in hostile environments.

Wafer Chucks

Vacuum wafer chucks, made from an aluminum alloy, can experience wear and corrosion from chemical attack in silicon wafer processing. A coating of Magnplate HCR® on the equipment can make these parts resistant to corrosion and abrasion.

Handling and Testing Equipment

Mechanical wear can damage parts and cause jamming in printed circuit devices, as well as static buildup and discharge on aluminum chutes. Nedox can be applied to aluminum handler components to prevent wear and static buildup and jamming.

Flow Soldier Fixtures

The buildup of solder on printed circuit boards can slow productive and add expenses by contaminating the flux and solder baths. Magnaplate HCR can be used to coat solder fixtures, guides and tooling to provide a combination of extremely high corrosion resistance and surface hardness.

Semiconductor Etch Systems

Multiple parts from the exhaust of semiconductor etch systems are exposed to many different chemicals used during processing. The exhaust can also be subjected to temperatures up to 450C (232C). Nedox provides chemical corrosion resistance, shortening the time for cleaning procedures compared to uncoated parts.

Potting Molds

Potting molds are used in the electronics industry to create encapsulated components. Various wires and circuits are placed inside and then filled with a potting compound, usually epoxy. Problems can occur when the compound spills over and sets up on the holding fixtures. Nedox can be used to release the part from the mold without damage.

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