starter sources

Starter Sources

We custom-design starter sources to fit into the hearths of electron beam systems and replace traditional slugs.

Materion Delivers

  • Starter sources developed to meet customer’s specific requirements
  • Significantly lower spitting rates during the deposition process
  • Reduced power consumption during deposition
  • Eliminating the need for crucible liners translates into additional savings
  • Improved yields, minimized machine downtime, lower costs

Making advanced materials that improve the world.

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  • Nickel
  • Gold
  • Titanium
  • Platinum
  • Aluminum
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Plus over 20+ alloy compositions

Using a starter source provides a more stable process resulting in uniform evaporation since the inconsistent topography of slugs is eliminated. This provides a more uniform surface during evaporation, which translates into a more consistent use of power and fewer adjustments to reach optimal coating rates.