05 Mar 2018

Cleaving with LatticeGear Cleanbreak Pliers

When cleaving pliers are used correctly they can produce long straight cleaves on crystalline substrates or wafers. When the wrong jaws are installed or the user tries to cleave with the sample in the wrong orientation disaster can occur!

LatticeGear has produced a HOW TO USE CLEAVING PLIERS video showing how to;

  • decide which type of jaws to install (there are two types)
  • install the cleaving jaws,
  • cleave a sample (glass and silicon) and
  • remove and replace jaws when they are worn out

For  small samples (<15 mm) use LatticeGear’s small sample cleaving pliers

Download the information card here.

Bare sapphire wafer during cleaving with the Cleanbreak pliers

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