Sputtering Targets

Manufacturing Sputtering Targets and Custom Alloys Since 1985

For more than 30 years, ACI Alloys, Inc. has been manufacturing sputtering targets, PVD materials and evaporation materials. Some of our customers include the world’s best academic and industrial research organizations.

At ACI Alloys, Inc. sputtering targets are made from high-purity elemental metals.

Arc-casting in inert gas (argon) means 100% density and minimal oxygen.

Sputter targets may also be hot-pressed, cold pressed, vacuum induction melted, hot or cold rolled or cut from sintered plate.

The targets are then machined to within the tolerances of the customer’s sputtering system in house. Our full machine shop with lathes, mills, grinders, EDM and experienced staff mean that we are able to make intricate shapes with difficult material.

Finally, our targets are vacuum-sealed and shipped to the customer, usually as soon as they are finished.

We offer quick turn-around times because we specialize in the research and development market.

Evaporation Materials

ACI Alloys Inc. stocks a vast assortment of evaporation materials for use in thermal evaporation and deposition processes. All of our sources, pellets, and wire are made from the highest purity elemental metals. No matter the material malleability, we are able to complete custom alloy orders. We utilize almost any combination of elements to create evaporate pieces. Our top selling materials include:

  • Barium and calcium
  • Chromium and chromium alloys
  • Magnesium and silver magnesium
  • Osmium
  • Rhenium
  • Ruthenium
  • Titanium and titanium alloys
  • Tungsten and ti-tungsten

Custom Evaporation Materials

All of our elements and alloy slugs are arc-cast in our vacuum-arc melters. We use a combination of inert gas atmosphere and cold copper crucibles. After completion, we cast each material individually, extrude, roll, and cut it. We are also capable of providing hot pressed ceramics, oxides, and pure boron. Our evaporation materials are vacuum sealed and shipped to our customers as soon as they are finished. Our turn-around times are among the fastest in the industry.