Taiwan has the world's most complete semiconductor supply chain and industry clusters. The supply chain works closely together and can be divided into two major segments. The first segment is the semiconductor production supply chain, which includes wafer design, packaging, and testing; the second segment is the semiconductor equipment supply chain, which provides equipment and raw materials for production, testing, and packaging. BLIKSEN belongs to the second segment of the semiconductor equipment supply chain.
BLIKSEN has years of experience manufacturing enclosures, frames, and parts for semiconductor equipment. This article will share which material is most commonly used for assembling semiconductor equipment so that high-precision equipment is able to function reliably.
In semiconductor equipment, carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum are common metal materials. However, most semiconductor equipment uses stainless steel for customizing frames, enclosures, and parts to improve quality and cleanliness. Here are some characteristics and uses of stainless steel, making it a popular material for high-precision equipment.
Stainless Steel Introduction
Stainless steel is an alloy steel primarily composed of Fe. In recent years, it has gained popularity rapidly and is now used in a wide range of products. The main characteristics of stainless steel are corrosion resistance, processability, heat resistance, and tensile strength.
The stainless steel materials used by BLIKSEN are plates and pipe fittings, primarily SUS304, SUS316, and SUS430. Laser cutting, bending, welding, and surface treatment are used to produce semiconductor equipment for customers.
BLIKSEN Stainless Steel Product Types
The following are two main types of stainless steel semiconductor sheet metal that BLIKSEN produces:
Cover / Frame
In semiconductor equipment sheet metal, the frame is the most important component. When designing and manufacturing the base/frame of the equipment, it should take into account what supports it and what is placed on top of it. Stainless steel is a strong material. It can be strengthened by pipe fittings、welding angles, channels, and H-beams. Furthermore, it is crucial to control the amount of deformation during welding, so proficient welding skills are essential.
Parts / Door panel
The appearance of semiconductor equipment parts must meet very strict quality standards, so surface treatment specifications and cleaning requirements are carefully followed. Semiconductor parts require high precision for assembly. Just as with covers and frames, the degree of deformation and precision is extremely important after welding.
Characteristics of the BLIKSEN Stainless Steel Processing
With over 30 years of sheet metal processing experience, BLIKSEN can accommodate stainless steel processing to various needs. Here are BLIKSEN's stainless steel sheet metal processing characteristics.
- Suppliers of high-quality products are carefully selected
- Get Standard Material
- Use fiber optic laser cutting to produce a smooth and burr-free surface
- Stainless steel welding quality is controlled by Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI) and factory-wide WPS management
- Excellent welding stainless steel pipes with automatic welding arms
- Clean rooms with 100,000 and 10,000 classes are used to keep the packaging environment clean.
- A wide range of welding clamp are available to guarantee the best results in metal processing for stainless steel equipment.
- Various stainless steel surface treatments to meet customers’ request
BLIKSEN began to produce semiconductor equipment in 2006 and passed the certification of major semiconductor equipment manufacturers. More than 10 years of rich sheet metal processing experience in the semiconductor field.