Accession Number : ADA322852

Title :   An Assessment of IBP Technologies, Trends and Applications. Sector Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : BDM FEDERAL INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Garcia-Baco, Luis E.

PDF Url : ADA322852

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : The purpose of this NATIBO study was to assess the maturity, level of use, utility, and viability of ion beam processing (IBP) technologies for metal surface finishing applications. Over the past decade, ion implantation, the most visible IBP technology, has been able to find a technical and commercial niche improving the wear properties of medical devices such as titanium hip and knee joints. Ion implantation has also been widely used in the semiconductor industry sector for more than thirty years to provide precise control of semiconductor wafer manufacturing. However, IBP technologies have not been able to successfully penetrate other North American metal surface finishing markets despite successful demonstrations in many applications. The objectives of the study were: (1) Identify the status of IBP technology development,(2) Identify current and potential application areas, (3) Identify the benefits of IBP technologies, (4) Identify current defense and commercial activities related to IBP technology development and use, (5) Identify limitations and barriers to IBP technology use, and (6) Recommend actions for government and industry to fully capitalize on the potential of IBP technologies in the metal surface finishing industry sector. The IBP technologies investigated and analyzed in this study were: (1) Mass analyzed ion implantation, the technique used in semiconductor manufacturing; (2) Direct nitrogen ion implantation; (3) Direct metal ion implantation; (4) Plasma source ion implantation (PSII); and (5) Ion beam assisted deposition (IBAD).

Descriptors :   *SURFACE FINISHING, *ION BEAMS, *ION IMPLANTATION, MARKETING, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), VAPOR DEPOSITION, METAL COATINGS, PRODUCTION CONTROL, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, DEFENSE INDUSTRY, VACUUM DEPOSITION, ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, ELECTROPLATING.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE