wafer polishing and lapping info

Wafer Lapping and Polishing info

PR Hoffman Machine Products is an industry leader in wafer lapping and polishing machines and consumables.

Please take a minute and review the self-guided outline below that will help lead you to additional resources to enhance your wafer lapping and polishing requirements.

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Please use the Contact Us icons and a member of our team will be happy to contact you and walk through your specific requirements and make recommendations on industry standards.

Which PR Hoffman Wafer Polishing and Lapping Products are you seeking?

Machines – See our Full Machine Line

  • Lapping
  • Polishing

For more than 75 years, PR Hoffman has held patents for double-sided lapping machines. With PR-1 and PR-2 series equipment, along with the ServoRS line for lapping, we can help you improve all of your manufacturing and tooling. Ask about our full line of wafer machines and the variety of wafer polishing options available to you.

Improve your fine parts with our semiconductor grade machines that can withstand the rigors of 24/7 processing your line while staying precise enough to work with fragile, thin components.

CarriersSee our Sample Reference Drawing

  • Lapping
  • Polishing

Lapping carriers manufactured by PR Hoffman work for a significant number of OEM planetary lapping and wafer polishing machines. Our specialty machines can be adapted to your specific needs for polished wafers.

You can customize your new carriers to the exact polished wafer machine specs. Unique and confidential drawings make sure every specification you have is fully maintained.

Our insert carriers for wafer polishing and processing is an industry-first. This PR Hoffman exclusive is a popular feature in many silicon wafer, sapphire wafer and compound substrate manufacturing operations because of its ability to reduce edge damage and improve TTV during wafer lapping and polishing processing.

Talk to us today about processing options for silicon wafers of sizes including:

  • 100mm
  • 125mm
  • 150mm
  • 200mm
  • 300mm
  • 450mm

Polishing Templates - See our Sample Reference Drawing

Polished wafers must be consistent and error-free. That’s why PR Hoffman offers a full line of different mounting materials that hold the wafer in place, and are compatible with your processing media. We offer customer specific geometry and pocket depth options so we can achieve the highest quality polished wafer.

Every waxless mount polishing template is designed to fit your unique specs. We offer backside mounting adhesives specially designed for both standard temperature environments and our newest option for higher temperature processing lines.

Flip Polish has become a popular option in select industries and PR Hoffman templates have proven successful in these demanding environments.

Get polishing templates specially designed for industries Wafers including:

  • LED
  • Sapphire
  • Silicon
  • Compound Substrates
  • Optics

Materials Processing

Material to be processed: Contact us and please be ready to share the details of the material you plan to process.

  • Size
  • Shape
  • Composition
  • Target starting / finishing thicknesses and material tolerances
  • Desired surface finish

If you require carries, do you have specific requirements?

  • Steel
    • Spring Steel
    • Stainless Steel
    • Cold Rolled Steel
  • Type of work hole:
    • AS Laser Cut
    • EDM Wire Cut
    • Polished work hole
    • Molded plastic insert
  • Reinforced epoxy
    • G10 / FR-4 – fiberglass reinforced
    • Phenolic – linen canvas or paper reinforced
  • Plastic based materials without reinforcement
    • PVC
    • Vinyl
    • Polycarbonate
  • Hole size
  • Hole placement / part breakout % – Specify for wafer lapping or polishing

Contact us online or call 717-243-9900 for more information or to discuss your wafer polishing and wafer lapping needs.

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What's New

Now Introducing – CXT Templates – Chemically Resistant Templates

Designed specifically to be used with SiC wafers - CXT templates are a single shell construction that provides improved COO and increases life time while reducing machine down time - please contact us to find out more!

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