HEM Sapphire is used in high operating temperatures above 1,200 degrees Celsius. It is critical to leverage sapphire’s intrinsic strength by using proper optical fabrication processes. Low damage operations result in high-strength sapphire parts.
Moreover, sapphire’s anisotropic nature requires that crystallographic orientations be optimized for the direction of forces and temperatures to which the component will be subjected. We have done the mechanical testing and analysis and will guide our customers with this knowledge.
Sapphire is increasingly taking the place of glass as sapphire easily outperforms glass in mechanical applications. Even the most engineered glass types cannot compete with HEM Sapphire. Crystal Systems’ experience spanning more than 50+ years is focused not only on crystal growth but also on engineering furnace designs and adopting new processing techniques to meet ever-stringent customer demands.