Consumers are always on demand for a powerful yet small device. The chip transistor density clones up every two years. To keep up with the pace of these miniature components while ensuring to increase the size of the wafer, LatticeGear specializes itself in wafer cleaving tools and technologies.

Varied Cleaving Tools Guarantees Accuracy Every Time

LatticeGear is favored as one of the best by the research institutions and industrial labs worldwide. Their products include cleaving stations, platforms, and handheld tools.

  • LatticeAx Series – It is arguably one of the most efficient and smallest wafer cleaving toolsin the world. It sure revolutionizes the workflow and easy to use. LatticeAx Series is an accurate, high throughput, cost-effective wafer cleaving solution. Its versatility and simple usage aids in preparing cross-sections for direct SEM observations and other related observations accordingly.

The LatticeAx helps to overcome poor cleaving quality and variability between varied engineers and technicians. Its operations are simple without the involvement of any complex machines. It has better possibilities for cleaving, and so every sample can be cleaved if required, following on with further preparation steps.

These are designed for different uses and ranges from cleanrooms to industrial labs and nanofabs, promising identical outcomes with its every use.

  • Cleaving Stations – The cleaving stations with or without the mats includes varieties of cleaving pliers and handheld scribers. It aims to protect your work area and comes in different sizes ranging from 12X18 and more or less. It has tweezers, tungsten cleaving wire, and rulers that are modeled for samples ranging from small pieces to whole wafers. And it has been specially designed to suit all users so that they can survey, micro-indent, align, cleave and inspect the processed samples.
  • Small Sample Cleaver – The Small Sample Cleaver is an innovative holder with many benefits to its side. It is very simple and easy to use while addressing the cleaving need for small samples without damaging the surface or material loss. It facilities accuracy and repeated cleaving small samples. And it can also be handled and operated securely with gloved hands.

It does not matter how careful they are with their preparation. Manual wafer cleaving has often resulted in sub-par samples. This is the reason for the innovation and exploration of transmission electron microscopy and automated scanning. These techniques avoid pitfalls while saving time by providing better quality samples.

Benefits of Precision Cleaving Tool

  • The fast processing of samples increases the productivity in the laboratory
  • The positioning is highly accurate
  • It has no service cost and low entry cost
  • It is capable of cleaving various materials and also sample sizes
  • The tool is modeled for simple usage and is ergonomic in design, and comes with a small footprint
  • The tip of the diamond indenter is polished, and the indent calibration is clock dialed.

The precision cleaving tools have bridged the gap between fully automated cleaving and manual scribing. Its low cost, fast, and accurate cleaving solution, is designed to suit all labs. The cleaver perfectly fits on the palm of your hand, guarantying easy usage. It can assist specific targets, strips, wafers, or precisely small sized pieces. It is one of the most efficient and smallest cleaving tools in the world that ensures to revolutionize your cleaving world.

Process and Features

The process and features of the LatticeAx optimize the basic manual cleaving technique’s element. At the same time, it overcomes its disadvantages, like repeatability and lack of accuracy. The success rate is increased highly while making sure to keep the cost down. Besides, it does not take much time for learning as with little training and understanding, any person can become an expert in a day.

The Lattice Ax is different from manual cleaving for many reasons. The human vision is replaced with a high magnificent digital microscope to select the target precisely. The hand coordination is also replaced with the knobs being positioned perfectly which results in a repeatable process that is not dependent on its user. It employs a slow cleave controlled method that takes the direction of the crystal plane, rather than breaking along the scribed line.

Though the manual cleave is fast, it comes with its drawback which is low accuracy level and repeatability. Hence to increase the success rate by 100%, precision cleaving tools must be trusted.