Polished Substrates Production Process
See OHARA’s state of the art, double sided polishing process here.
Using a double-sided lapping machine, the material is processed to the correct thickness before polishing.
Edging and Chamfering
The outer circumference of the material is processed with a CNC device. Chamfers, orientation flats, notches, and more are also processed.
Using a double-sided polishing machine, the parts are polished and finished. OHARA’s Super Polished Substrates have the best surface roughness and flatness values.
Clean Room & Scrubbing
OHARA operates using a Class 100 cleanroom.
A final cleaning is performed using a 16 bath Megasonic Cleaning Unit which uses ultrasonic and ultrapure water. The drying cycle is completed with IPA vapor.
After cleaning, all wafers are visually inspected to ensure there are no defects. Packing is also completed here.
Inspection (ex. Tropel Flat Master)
Finally, sample measurements are taken prior to shipping. The outer diameter, thickness, flatness, etc. are all thoroughly measured.
Typically, the sample piece used for measurement is not shipped as a product.