Working on prototypes for ASML
The best-known brand name in the market for the production of microchips invited Schelde Exotech to collaborate on the production of prototypes.
ASML Alpha Tool
ASML is one of the world’s leading providers of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, manufacturing complex machines that are critical to the production of integrated circuits or microchips. Headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, ASML designs, develops, integrates, markets and services these advanced systems, which continue to help our customers – the major chipmakers – to reduce the size and increase the functionality of microchips and consumer electronic equipment.`
When ASML is working on a new prototype, they need to be able to count on a product that integrates all the latest production technologies available in design and fabrication. The collaboration between Schelde Exotech and ASML consists of the design, fabrication and testing of several prototypes of vacuum vessels to be used in the new generation of ASML chip-producing machines. Schelde Exotech used several different welding processes to obtain the best results for vacuum and stability purposes.