Carbon & Graphite
Thermic Edge Ltd is a design and manufacturing business with specialist knowledge of every kind of laboratory heating applications, from basic elements or sample heaters, to complete hot stages with rotation, manipulation and substrate bias. We have standard ranges of stand alone sample heaters and flange mounted sample heaters with feedthroughs incorporated. Our sample heaters and hot stages are used in a very wide range of laboratory applications including, PVD sputtering, thermal deposition, e-beam, CVD, MOCVD, PLD, ion beam implanters, carbon nanotubes and graphene growth.
Thermic Edge Ltd can offer a range of sample heater controllers to accurately control any kind of hot stage or sample heater. Heater controllers are fitted with Eurotherm PID temperature controllers as standard, but we can incorporate any type of controller that our customers might specify.
Thermic Edge Ltd also has a range of high temperature laboratory vacuum / inert atmosphere furnaces with graphite hot zones. These furnaces can heat a crucible or wafer to 2100C. All furnaces are plc controlled and are fully interlocked, with simple one button pump / vent operation. A choice of PID temperature controllers enables a high degree of control and programmable temperature ramping and cooling functions. Dual zone temperature control on flat wafer furnaces gives very high uniformity across the substrate.
We can offer a complete range of technical ceramic materials and components including Shapal, Macor, Alumina, Boron Nitride, Aluminium nitride and Quartz. We can also offer CVD produced ceramics such as pyrotytic boron nitride PBN and pyrolytic graphite.
Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. is an independent chemical manufacturing company. With offices and warehousing in the UK, USA and China and a global network of distributors, we service the domestic and international markets and export to over 80 countries worldwide.
Founded in 1926 in Consett, in the North East of England still home to our manufacturing facilities Thomas Swan today produces over 100 products and offers an experienced and flexible manufacturing service.
Our independence has enabled us to take an innovative approach to chemical manufacturing. Working closely with leading universities we have developed cutting-edge technologies including the world’s first continuous-phase supercritical facility and the UK’s first commercial-scale carbon nanotube plant.
Whilst we are now a leading supplier to the international chemicals market, we have retained the flexibility and customer-focused approach of a family business which enables us to offer outstanding service and support to customers ranging from major multinationals to small start-ups.
At Thomas Swan we have always searched for new and exciting technologies. Building on our core competency in chemistry, over the years we have founded or invested in many different early stage companies. From our beginnings in road surfacing, we have diversified into a wide range of businesses including photonics (Cambridge Photonics Ltd.), protein separation (Bioprocessing Ltd.), flat screen displays (Screen Technology Ltd.), contract research (BioDynamics Research Ltd.), MOCVD reactors (Thomas Swan Scientific Equipment Ltd.) and hydrogen storage (Cella Energy Ltd.).
Our Business comprises three divisions: (1) Performance Chemicals, (2) Custom Manufacture and (3) Advanced Materials.
Our Advanced Materials division is dedicated to the supply of high performance materials which deliver value for our customers in new and emerging markets, from printable electronics, memory devices and energy storage to advanced coating and composite systems.
We were early investors in carbon nanotube technologies, forming a strong collaboration with the University of Cambridge to develop a scalable process for the manufacture of carbon nanotubes. The carbon nano-materials business was launched in 2004, and has continued to add capabilities. Today, Thomas Swan Advanced Materials can manufacture kilogramme quantities of both single-wall and multi-wall carbon nanotubes. A particular strength is our ability to manufacture high quality single-wall carbon nanotubes; our Elicarb® SW products.
Angstron is the first advanced materials company to offer large quantities of ultra-thin, pristine nano-graphene platelets (NGPs). Angstron currently has the world’s largest graphene production capacity at approximately 300 metric tons per year. This capacity means that Angstron can fill orders suitable for large scale industrial and commercial applications. This production scale also means that Angstron is significantly reducing production cost barriers with its high performance nano-graphene solutions. A new 22,000 square foot manufacturing facility, based in Dayton, Ohio, allows our company to continue its research and development efforts while providing small to large batch processing and production.
By combining R&D with in-depth engineering, application knowledge and real world experience, Angstron not only has the technology customers need, but the capability to provide total turnkey solutions from application development and pilot quantities for test articles to scale-up for required production volumes.
The Angstron team is led by Dr. Bor Jang, a pioneer in advancing the field of nano-graphene platelets. In addition to NGPs, Dr. Jang is a leading expert in the research and development of low-cost carbon nanomaterials, batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells with more than 160 patents to his name.
Angstron’s scientists and specialists have more than 50 years of combined experience. We’ll help you harness the performance advantages of NGPs to create a next generation product that’s better. Our team will also walk you through each step of the process to find the most efficient, cost effective manufacturing methods and prepare for market entry.
Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) is a small corporation located in Cedarville, Ohio. ASI specializes in the research and development of advanced materials and their applications. ASI is one of the leaders in the development of materials possessing exceptionally high thermal conductivity. Materials currently under development include vapor-grown carbon fibers, diamond thin films, and composites derived there from. In addition to superior thermal performance, these materials possess various other desirable properties, including low cost. In 1995, ASI obtained funding for accelerated development of its Pyrograf® carbon fiber under the Department of Commerce’s Advanced Technology Program (ATP)
Applied Sciences also performs contract research for a wide variety of industrial clients. Contract research at Applied Sciences ranges from dispersion preparation and analysis, development of custom thermoplastic compounds, advanced composite materials, CVD coatings, vapor phase and liquid phase chemical functionalization of carbonaceous materials, as well as synthetic diamond coatings and composites with synthetic diamond.
ASI has also supported research programs of its clients by contributing its expertise in materials development and analyses through subcontracts.
Designer and manufacturer of probes with carbon nanotube tips for atomic force microscopes.
New CDI FN Series a new series of CNT probes at a new low price.
CDI FN Series Carbon Nanotube probes capture all the advantages of a CNT tipped probe with no compromises. Extremely high aspect ratios (up to 20:1) Exceptionally long wear (up to 200x longer than silicon/SiN and 50x longer than High-Density, Diamond Like Carbon (HDC/DLC)) and the smallest ROC on the market for a High Aspect Ratio probe (1nm ROC).
Using a CDI patented process, the carbon nanotube AFM probe has been perfected. Straightened carbon nanotubes can deliver the radius of curvature needed for high resolution imaging combined with the tube structure necessary for high topography Imaging. All in a single probe with a useable lifetime up to 200x your standard probes.
Despatch Industries has specialized in thermal processing for over 100 years and is actively using this technical expertise to provide innovative solutions to critical applications in a broad range of markets and cutting edge technology worldwide. The company has three dedicated business groups to meet the demands of the thermal, solar and carbon fiber markets. This focused commitment has allowed Despatch to become the leading equipment provider in these rapidly expanding industries.
Despatch manufactures a variety of ovens for heat treating synthetic materials such as: thermoset plastics, adhesives, paints and powder coats, rubber and many others. Common applications include: Annealing removes stresses and increases material strength; Curing helps materials to cross-link and retain defect-free characteristics; Drying provides a faster liquid removal from the material; Hardening increases the strength of the material for better resistance to wear.
Composite materials are becoming the material of choice for industries such as aerospace, automotive, wind energy, sports and recreation and industrial construction. Carbon fiber composites provide an exceptionally strong and lightweight material needed for reduced energy consumption and durability.
Despatch provides an advanced out-of-autoclave solution to the challenging composite curing process. Despatch composite curing ovens provide uniflow airflow which delivers heated air from both sides of the chamber for uniform operating temperatures. The ovens can be custom designed for an airflow that is best suited to provide the fastest, most uniform heat-up time for any product.
Despatch offers complete vacuum bagging systems with up to 24 vacuum ports. Jack panels allow connection to as many thermocouples as needed for monitoring the curing process. Mold preparation, including preheating, drying and cleaning processes can also be provided.
A control system is available to fully control your vacuum bagging process. A PC software package is utilized to record all the necessary information relating to your thermocouples, vacuum transducers, temperatures, Hi-limits, user access and all related alarms. This system allows full control and ensures parts are reliable and cured to specification.
Despatch provides laboratory ovens for testing and analyzing materials such as asphalt, polymers, composites, paint and other coatings. Testing is used to define material characteristics, detecting defects and failure susceptibility. Despatch ovens are highly uniform and repeatable with extremely tight temperature tolerances for consistent testing. For simple applications such as heating soil and asphalt samples prior to quality testing the LBB forced convection oven, with its fast heat-up rates and short processing times, is a popular choice. For more sophisticated testing, choose an oven with the microprocessor based Protocol 3TM controller. It provides simple and flexible operation and can be paired with monitoring and data logging software for detailed reporting of oven process data.
Despatch has over 40 years of experience as the industry’s leading provider of carbon fiber manufacturing equipment and process technology solutions. Manufacturers have utilized our high-performance oxidation technology to produce the best quality and most uniform fiber, at the lowest cost. In the carbon fiber market, we offer everything from fully integrated carbon fiber manufacturing lines, to small benchtop fiber splicing ovens.
Vince Carlino founded ibss Group, Inc. in 2002 in order to continue developing field-free ion beam (IBS) deposition systems for EM specimen preparation. The IBS system and the Dimpler, developed by VCR Group, set the standard for specimen deposition and preparation.
In 2003, ibss Group agreed to market a tool to minimize hydrocarbon contamination in SEMs by remote or downstream (DS) oxidation. Mr. Carlino assumed Global Sales responsibility to introduce an innovative plasma process for the removal of gas phase hydrocarbon contamination in electron beam instruments.
In 2007, ibss Group began cooperating with an inventor of a unique, patented plasma source. ibss Group developed and produced the GV10x, a new paradigm in situ downstream plasma asher. Competitively priced, the GV10x Downstream Asher reduces carbon & hydrocarbon contamination 10 to 20 times more effectively than traditional methods at vacuum pressure safe for TMP operation.
Today, ibss Group has expanded its GV10x models and has customers in EM and synchrotron labs around the world successfully using the GV10x and related products. All models have been tested and certified to carry the CE Mark. Further, the GV10x has been approved for use at its full range of power (10 to 99 watts) in Japan, where the Radio Law would normally limit its upper limit to 49 watts.
It is ibss Group’s mission to not only provide the fastest, safest, and most efficient plasma cleaner on the market, but also to develop and maintain long term relationships with customers and operators of the GV10x by providing quick response times and thorough explanations and support that exceed expectations.
Keith Company engineers and builds furnaces, kilns, ovens, lehrs, and thermal oxidizers. The nature of these systems is that they serve very technical and specialized niche market applications and as a result, there are only a handful of truly US based suppliers for these systems. Keith company maintains specialized knowledge in a myriad of fields including processing advanced materials, metals, specialty metals, advanced ceramics, electronic-materials, carbon and graphite, glass and more.
Keith Company specializes in supporting applications that require tight control of heating and cooling rates, temperature uniformity, process atmospheres, dew-points, process repeatability, integration of abatement systems, heat recovery systems, automation and more. As a result of the variety of technologies they excel in, Keith Company finds itself making many types of furnaces to order.
SkySpring Nanomaterials is an ISO 9001 certified worldwide manufacturer and supplier of nanoparticles, nanopowders, micron powders, and CNTs (carbon nanotubes) in small quantity for research and in bulk order for industry groups. Our expertise in the properties, applications and various manufacturing processes of advanced and engineered materials allows us to meet the needs of our customers.
Metal and nonmetal elements
Oxides and rare earth oxides
We have been providing solutions for advanced thermal processing since 1946. As a pioneer in the LED-sapphire and vacuum industries, we have served the lighting, renewable energy, electronics, aerospace, communications, health care, and research and development industries utilizing material applications of metals, ceramics, glass, nanopowders, crystals, and emerging material. We carry a wide variety of vacuum furnaces, hot zone parts, OEM parts and much more. Please take a look throughout our website to learn more about what we can offer as well as our laboratory furnace, production furnace, hot press system, spark plasma sintering (SPS) and direct current sintering (DCS), graphite hot zone & OEM parts, ARC melting furnace, and fiber drawing furnace products.
Hot Press System
DCS / SPS Systems
ARC Melting Furnace
Fiber Drawing Furnace
Hot Zones & OEM Parts
Annealing / Stress Relieving
Chemical Vapor Deposition
Hard Metal / Cermets
Metal Injection Molding
Optical Fiber Drawing
Powder Injection Molding