End Effectors are suited for wafer fabrication machinery.

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End effectors have strength and stiffness of steel at one-third the density. Effectors are made from CPS metal matrix composite, AlSiC (aluminum silicon carbide). Using QuickCast(TM) process, manufacturer can integrate fiber optic feeds, wafer shoes, and location pins during production. Coatings include Ni plating, anodization, and Teflon® impregnated anodization. Effectors are suited for robotics and automation industry, and are hermetic vacuum compatible.



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CPS Introduces New Metal Matrix Composite End Effectors



June 16, 2006

CPS Introduces New Metal Matrix Composite End Effectors
Strength and stiffness of steel at one third the density

CPS Corporation, the worldwide leader in the design and production of metal matrix composites, introduces its new end effectors for automated wafer fabrication machinery. Made from CPS metal matrix composite, AlSiC (aluminum silicon carbide), the end effectors have the strength and stiffness of steel at one third the density.

CPS end effectors are more cost-effectively manufactured. They offer a lower inertial response, higher stiffness and higher strength than more traditional end effector materials, such as Stainless Steel, Molybdenum, graphite composites, and ceramic. This makes them both ideal for the robotics and automation industries as well as hermetic vacuum compatible.

Using CPS unique QuickCast(TM) process, the manufacturer is able to integrate functional components, such as fiber optic feeds, wafer shoes, and location pins, into the end effector during production. The CPS AlSiC near and net-shape fabrication process both produces the composite material as well as fabricates the product geometry, resulting in a cost-effective product and that allows for rapid prototyping.

AlSiC end effectors may be coated with functional coatings including Ni plating, anodization, and Teflon impregnated anodization. All CPS parts are custom-made to meet customer specifications.

About CPS Corporation
CPS Corporation is the worldwide leader in the design and high-volume production of metal matrix composites. With over 30 years combined experience, CPS engineers and scientists use a net-shape fabrication process, including patented QuickSet(TM) injection molding and QuickCast(TM) infiltration. AlSiC components are utilized in applications in the wireless communications infrastructure, high-performance microprocessor, motor controller, and other microelectronic markets. CPS customers include TI, Motorola, HP, Agilent and Amkor. For more information on CPS AlSiC components, contact CPS at 1 (508) 222-0614 x42; e-mail marko@alsic.com, or visit www.alsic.com.

Company Name: CPS Corporation
Address 1: 111 S.Worcester St
Address 2: PO Box 338
City: Chartley
State: MA
Zip: 02712
Country: USA
Phone: 508-222-0614
URL: www.alsic.com

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