About Crystal Mark, Inc.

Since 1967, Crystal Mark, Inc. has pioneered the use of Micro Abrasive Technology for a myriad of applications. The company has a track record for developing processes in electronics, aerospace, precision machining, medical manufacturing, semiconductor technology, glass engraving, fossil preparation, and more.

More often than not an application is developed and refined in the Crystal Mark Abrasive Laboratory. There the Crystal Mark Team is able to work closely with the customer to determine the methodology and cost of the process. Once established, the customer has a choice to either continue with the contract outsource service in  Crystal Mark’s job shop, or purchase equipment to do the work in house.

Micro Abrasive Technology: Products, Equipment, Automated Systems

Crystal Mark manufactures the SWAM BLASTER® line of micro abrasive processing equipment. With vertical manufacturing capabilities to develop a range of custom fixtures and production support, Crystal Mark is able to cover the widest range of applications in the industry starting from standalone machines to fully automated systems.

Conformal Coating Removal using Micro Abrasive Blasting Process
Micro Abrasion Process Developed for Customer's Specific Application
Selective Conformal Coating Removal (CCR) with Precision
Selective Conformal Coating Removal (CCR) with Precision
Precision, Controllability with Crystal Mark Micro Abrasive Processing - Silicon Wafers Processing for MEMS Applications
Precision, Controllability | Silicon Wafers Processing for MEMS Applications
Deburring using Crystal Mark SWAM BLAST™ Technology, Process Development
Deburring using Crystal Mark SWAM BLAST Technology
Crystal Mark Automated Systems | Silicon Wafer Edge Beveling
Crystal Mark Automated Systems | Silicon Wafer Edge Beveling
De-junking or Deflashing | Precision and Controllability
De-junking or Deflashing | Precision and Controllability

Crystal Mark’s customers get in-depth consultation and training to use and maintain the technology.

The Crystal Mark team supports their customers for the lifetime of the equipment with abrasives, nozzles, and spare parts.

The effectiveness of Crystal Mark’s technology for conformal coating removal is independently confirmed by NASA in a detailed analysis: Evaluation of ESD Effects During Removal of Conformal Coating using Micro Abrasive Blasting.

Micro Abrasive Blasting Technology: Origins

The Micro Sand Blaster was initially developed in the 1940s by Dr. Robert Black, specifically, for dental cavity preparation where the application was called air abrasion.

Ernest Swan, the founder of Crystal Mark, Inc., developed industrial applications using this unique technology, and formed the company in 1967. Today, the company is owned and operated by his three sons who are now joined by two of his grandsons.

Crystal Mark, Inc. continues to lead the way with new and innovative applications in Micro Abrasive Blasting technology.

Crystal Mark Team | Customer Support | Micro Abrasive Blasting Products, Technology

Crystal Mark Team | Customer Support | Micro Abrasive Blasting Products, Technology

Micro Abrasive Processing 101

Turbo Max Work Chamber with LV-1 Micro Sandblaster
Complete Work Cell (CWC) with LV-1 Micro Sandblaster

Products Overview

SWAM C-5100 Wafer Coring, Contouring System | LV-1 or XV-1 Sand Blaster
SWAM C-5100 Wafer Coring, Contouring System | LV-1 or XV-1 Sand Blaster

Automated Systems

SWAM-Blaster® Model CCR-NP16X16 | Automated Conformal Coating Removal System with LV-1 or LV-2 Sand Blaster
SWAM-Blaster® Model CCR-NP16X16 | Automated Conformal Coating Removal System with LV-1 or XV-1 Sand Blaster

Conformal Coating Removal

SWAM CCR-CWC-MV2L | Point Ionizer for ESD Control, Microscope, Ergonomic Arm Rests
SWAM CCR-CWC-MV2L | Point Ionizer for ESD Control, Microscope, Ergonomic Arm Rests