Posted by Eric SagunMonday, August 17th, 2015 @ 1:08 pm
Abrasive Technology is pleased to announce it has applied for a provisional patent for a CMP (chemical mechanical planarization) pad conditioning method designed to provide users with increased tool utilization and cost savings.
The provisional patent describes a method where a separate CMP pad conditioning disk is used specifically for the CMP pad break-in process.
Traditionally, a single CMP pad conditioning disk was used for both the break- in process and the “in process” conditioning, which has resulted in longer pad break-in times because the “in process” CMP conditioner was not optimally suited to match the needs or requirements to break in a new CMP pad.
Additionally, since the disks often have enough life to condition more than one pad, consistency on subsequent pads during the break in and manufacturing process varies because of the degradation of the conditioner throughout its lifetime.
By utilizing two separate disks (one for the break-in process and one for “in process” conditioning), users can expect one or more of the following benefits:
– Increased CMP tool utilization (reducing CMP pad break-in times).
– Increased current CMP pad and “in process” CMP conditioner lifetime.
– Improved process stability.
– Improved CMP module cost (improved pad life, improved conditioner life, reduced tool downtime, and reduced pad break-in failure rates result in increased tool utilization).
– Capability to customize new CMP pad break-in conditioning disks to the pad type and material specified by the customer.
Posted by Eric SagunThursday, April 30th, 2015 @ 3:04 pm
On the final day of Inventor’s Month, we have one last associate to celebrate. After seeing the devastation caused by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Josh Dudley decided to develop the ultimate too for rescue workers. The result was Jack of All Blades, a unique, emergency circular-saw blade that cuts metal, wood and masonry.
Josh and his fellow engineers at Abrasive Technology have ingenuity in their DNA. Abrasive Technology focuses on producing the best superabrasive grinding wheels and tools available, with a culture built around findng creative ways to solve problems for customers.
Posted by Eric SagunFriday, April 10th, 2015 @ 9:04 am
April is Inventors Month, so we’re celebrating one of our favorites, Butch Peterman, president and co-founder of Abrasive Technology. Under Butch’s leadership, AT invented and patented the process for brazing diamond to steel (P.B.S.® bond), used today in a broad spectrum of industries and markets. Personally, Butch has earned other patents and patent applications in the areas of gear grinding, electronics and superabrasive wheel manufacturing.
Posted by Eric SagunTuesday, February 17th, 2015 @ 3:02 pm
Longer lasting and providing greater productivity, these custom-designed diamond drums, saw blades and grinding wheels are specially crafted for slotting, shaping, sizing and finishing, I.D., O.D., champhering and flat grinding of friction materials including brake shoes, clutch faces, disc brake pads and transmission bands.
Posted by Eric SagunWednesday, February 4th, 2015 @ 1:02 pm
Superabrasive grinding wheels and tools with electroplated bonds maintain tight-tolerance forms, provide freer cutting, hold form or profile from first cut to last, and have the ability to be stripped and replated.
Posted by Eric SagunMonday, November 10th, 2014 @ 2:11 pm
Looking for a specialized solution for drilling composites? Everlast PCD drills from Abrasive Technology use patented veined diamond technology for more shock resistance and less chipping – ideal when working with composite materials.
Posted by Eric SagunThursday, November 21st, 2013 @ 3:11 pm
Abrasive Technology maintains industry quality certifications for the general industrial, medical, dental, electronics, oil & gas, aerospace and stone/lapidary markets. We manufacture superior diamond grinding wheels and tools for applications including grinding, sharpening, polishing and drilling.