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Model K1 Sapphire Growth Facilities Expanded In California

Thermal Technology says its modified-Kyropoulos method is the most productive tool on the market with large crystal size and a short growth cycle.

Manufacturer of crystal growth equipment and high temperature furnace systems, Thermal Technology, has recently tripled its manufacturing capacity with its new production facility in California.

The new location is dedicated to Model K1 sapphire crystal grower production and neighbours Thermal Technology’s sales and manufacturing site in Santa Rosa, California.


Thermal Technology's new production facility, which is dedicated to Model K1 sapphire crystal grower assembly

"Market response to the K1 grower is strong. Potential customers see our machines in full production elsewhere and are convinced of our technology," says Matt Mede, Thermal Technology president and CEO.  “Utilising the modified-Kyropoulos method, our growers remain the most productive tool in the market with large crystal size and a short growth cycle.  We also have the most growers in successful production, compared to our competitors."

 Thermal Technology says it is shipping multiple sapphire growers weekly. The new high-volume production facility enables the company to meet its customers’ rising demand for the Model K1.

 “The new manufacturing facility significantly increases our production capacity and improves the overall flow of our production processes. The expansion was fuelled by continued growth in our Model K1 sales," says Jim Coffey, Thermal Technology’s production manager.

Thermal Technology designs and manufactures crystal growing systems and high temperature vacuum and controlled atmosphere furnaces for the advanced processing of metals, ceramics, glass and quartz. Thermal Technology has 60 years of experience with more than 3000 installations in 40 countries.


Interior of Thermal Technology production facility at the new "Model K1" facility in Santa Rosa, California.
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