Engineering - Design - CNC Machine Shop
Swage Form Press – Engineering, CAD Design, CNC Machining and Assembly
One of our manufacturing clients had several swage form machines that were created internally and not standardized. Since there was no documentation, IEM encouraged the client to reverse engineer the entire machine and made several design improvements along the way.
Once the machine was documented, IEM won the bid to build four new machines. The client was very happy that their manufacturing tolerances were less than half the range of the other machines. Now they run all of their tight tolerance work on the IEM built presses!
Wafer Cassette Elevator – Engineering, CAD Design, CNC Machining, Electrical, Software Programming and Assembly
Semiconductor equipment OEM was struggling to find a replacement wafer boat elevator as their current unit was no longer being produced. IEM created a new design utilizing modern components and control architecture, while still maintaining the fit, form and function of the original unit. This resulting elevator is a direct bolt in replacement with 'plug and play' interface to the original machine.
Solar Simulator Automation – Engineering, CAD Design, CNC Machining, Electrical, Software Programming and Assembly
Startup company pursuing a better way to manufacture photovoltaic (PV) solar wafers needed an automated test station to measure the performance of their solar cells. This machine involved four automated axis (X, Y, Z, Θ) and would automatically scan all cells on each silicon wafer in a controlled environment. A horizontal arm (capable of Z axis motion) held an array of pogo pins that established electrical communication with each solar cell, after being pre-positioned by the (X, Y, Θ) axis.
Assembly and Test Equipment – Engineering, CAD Design, CNC Machining and Assembly
Manufacturer of plumbing products frequently needs equipment to assist with assembly and/or testing of their products. IEM will meet with the client to understand their desired outcome and test criteria then go to work with 3D CAD design. Once complete, the design is reviewed with the client and once approved; the finished assembly is built and tested.
Semiconductor and Solar Equipment – Engineering, CAD Design, CNC Machining, Electrical, Software Programming and Assembly
Several semiconductor and solar cell manufactures have relied on IEM to assist with equipment and handling tools for many years. Projects included: diffusion furnace handling tools, custom LED light assemblies, metering pump attachments, fabricated plastic weldments, custom valves, etc. IEM has worked with a variety of materials including exotic plastics, ceramics and metals.