Our partner SCI pulled as part of their 20th anniversary celebration, the first Sputtering Components prototype end block out of storage and asked founder Dan Crowley (left) to reminisce about how he developed it back in 2001.
What motivated you to design your own end block?
“Working as the lead cathode maintenance technician at a glass manufacturer, I saw the potential of rotary cathodes and wanted to take the existing technology further. I had seen other companies’ attempts at making rotary cathodes work, trying to address the issues they had, and I thought I had better ideas and wanted to prove them out. So, with Barry Nudelman’s financial support and his contact network for selling sputtering targets for his company, Process Materials, I set out on my own”.
You can find more information here on LinkedIn.