This consortium allows industrial partners to interact with the Center for Plasma-Aided Manufacturing. Plasma-aided manufacturing, the use of
partially ionized gases in the manufacturing process, is used to
produce new materials with unusual and superior properties, develop
new chemical compounds and processes, or alter surfaces. Applications
range from microchip fabrication to tool hardening.
Sponsors: Cryovac, Cymer, Ford Motor Co., Fort James Paper Corp.,
Hutchinson Tech., Inc., Hypertherm, Inc., Kearfott, Mattson Tech.,
Mini-tube of America, Motorola, Naval Research Lab, Plasma Therm Inc.,
PSK Inc., Seagate, SEMATECH, Tegal Corp., Texas Instruments, TSP Inc.