Advanced Materials for Industrial Applications
SAES Industrial is the production division of SAES specializing in advanced materials for industrial applications across various sectors including medical, automotive, photonics, renewable energy, and vacuum systems.
The division comprises three technological units: Shape Memory Alloys, Getters & Dispensers, and Thermal Management. Each unit leverages decades of R&D expertise to deliver advanced materials optimized for complex industrial applications.
Know-how in metallurgical science and technology
SAES Industrial boasts over sixty years in advancing metallurgical science and technology, underpinned by a profound understanding of physical metallurgy principles, gettering mechanisms, and advanced simulations of phase diagrams and solidification processes. This expertise is crucial in rapidly designing and selecting new alloy formulations.
Our rich history in vacuum metallurgy encompasses both arc melting and vacuum induction melting. Similarly, in powder metallurgy, we excel in milling, sieving, classification, mixing, screen printing, and sintering technologies. Notably, our sintering processes, whether under high vacuum or inert atmospheres, are adept at controlling temperature and pressure (including hot uniaxial and cold isostatic pressing), enabling the creation of highly porous or fully dense sintered bodies.
Design, synthesis and characterization of solid-state inorganic materials
Solid-state chemistry, the realm of designing, synthesizing, and characterizing inorganic materials, is a cornerstone of SAES’s expertise. We specialize in managing complex solid-state reactions involving multiple solid phases. Mastery in this field demands an in-depth understanding of chemical compositions, structures, thermodynamic properties, and reaction kinetics.
Our approach to developing new materials and formulations is enhanced by exceptional skills in computational thermodynamics, housed within our Corporate R&D. Products like evaporable getters, mercury dispensers, and alkali metal dispensers are examples of products based on solid-state reactions that we may represent as: A(s) + B(s) → C(s) + D(g) where (s) stands for solid and (g) stands for gas.
Electron emission and controlled expansion thermal management
Directly Heated Cathodes for Gas Lasers SAES’s Spectra-Mat, Inc. specializes in dispenser cathodes used in numerous gas lasers—argon, krypton, xenon, and their combinations. These cathodes, perfected over five decades, are renowned for their robustness and longevity, often outlasting the gas reservoir itself.
Controlled Expansion Composites for High-Performance Applications Partnering with Spectra-Mat, Inc., SAES leads in producing low expansion composite (LEC) components for thermal management in high-reliability and performance-demanding applications. With over forty-five years in refractory material technology, Spectra-Mat expertly meets the demands of industries like microelectronics, aerospace, and medical fields.
SAES’s Tungsten-copper and Molybdenum-copper composites offer unmatched thermal conductivity and expansion compatibility with common semiconductor materials in opto- and micro-electronics.
Dispenser Cathodes Applications Microwave power amplifiers for radar and RF transmitters High power klystrons for particle physics Gas lasers (argon, krypton, HeNe) for diagnostics and graphics Industrial X-ray and wafer inspection Well logging Medical X-ray and oncology therapy For further details, visit the Spectra-Mat website at spectramat.com.