30 July 2011

Thermal Technology adds sapphire crystal grower assembly facility, tripling capacity  

Thermal Technology LLC of Santa Rosa, CA, USA, which designs and manufactures crystal growth systems and high-temperature vacuum and controlled-atmosphere furnaces for the processing of metals, ceramics, glass and quartz, has recently added a new production facility, tripling its manufacturing space. The new location is dedicated to Model K1 sapphire crystal grower production and is adjacent the firm’s sales and manufacturing site. 

“Market response to the K1 grower is strong. Potential customers see our machines in full production elsewhere and are convinced of our technology,” says president & CEO Matt Mede. “Utilizing the modified-Kyropoulos method, our growers remain the most productive tool in the market, with large crystal size and a short growth cycle,” he claims. “We also have the most growers in successful production, compared to our competitors.” 

Thermal Technology says that it is shipping multiple sapphire growers weekly. The new high-volume production facility enables the firm to meet rising demand for the Model K1.

“The new manufacturing facility significantly increases our production capacity and improves the overall flow of our production processes,” says production manager Jim Coffey. “The expansion was fueled by continued growth in our Model K1 sales,” he adds.

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