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Device Pre-Cavitation, Milling & Chip-off Machine

Every lab can now produce accurate, reproducible pre-cavitated devices -- ready for final decapsulation with RAPIDETCH, other chemical decapsulators, or plasma decapsulation systems. Chip-off.

Flip-chip and power chip mechanical pre-decapsulation is now straightforward and accurate.  In digital forensics, Blue Mill provides negligible heat generation during chip-off processes, maintaining important data evidence. 

BLUE MILL brings cost-effective, bench-top decapsulation and elastomer gasket milling to the electronics community. 

The package die, is mounted on a specially designed traveling table that oscillates in the X and Y directions. It is mechanically set to the required amplitude.

                                           

     Blue Mill with Illumination, independent X-Y and Machine Vision upgrades

 

A rotating tool, controlled in the Z-Direction, provides reproducible grinding to be carried out to a specific thickness.

>> Further Reading - Tunnel Decapsulation Method for Wire-Bonded Packages

Method for Wire-
Bonded Packages

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  • A plexi-glass cover holds in milling debris
    A plexi-glass cover holds in milling debris
  • System is supplied with holders for common sizes of gasket
    System is supplied with holders for common sizes of gasket
  • Machining elastomer gasket
    Machining elastomer gasket
  • Logo
    Logo
  • System can machine gaskets, ic pacakges and workholders...
    System can machine gaskets, ic pacakges and workholders...
  • Tunnel Decap
    Tunnel Decap
  • Front panel shows key system controls
    Front panel shows key system controls
  • Fast, straightforward amplitude adjustment
    Fast, straightforward amplitude adjustment
  • Part in holder -- ready for Pre-cavitation
    Part in holder -- ready for Pre-cavitation

  • Part after pre-cavitation, ready for final chemical or plasma decap
    Part after pre-cavitation, ready for final chemical or plasma decap
  • 5 micron precision in the Z-axis
    5 micron precision in the Z-axis
  • Blue Mill Specs
    Blue Mill Specs
  • Micro-adjust Stage for Blue Mill
    Micro-adjust Stage for Blue Mill

Product Highlights

  • Pre-cavitates Topside and/or Backside
  • Cold Chip-off for Digital Forensics of NAND Flash.
  • Extremely Compact Footprint
  • For the budget conscious user who needs industry-proven results
  • Machines standard fluoroelastomer gaskets for chemical decap machines
  • Decapsulation results may be an end in themselves or ready for final decapsulation with RAPIDETCH (acid) and plasma systems.
ORDER CODE DESCRIPTION
8215.1

BLUE MILL Pre-Cavitation System, 100-240V, 50/60Hz. Includes: Motorized X-Y table, tool spindle drive with 5 micron Z-resolution. Digital Z Gauge, Retractable Safety guard. Supplied with 3 mounting plates for package mouting and to hold standard diameter fluoroelastomer gaskets. Set of start-up milling and grinding tools, amplitude setting stand.

8217.1

 

Stage Illumination (LED-based)

 

8218.1

 

Independent X-Y Stage Control 
8219.1 Micro-adjust Stage for readjusting center for multi-chip packages and non-centered dice
8222.1 Machine Vision Camera - Includes camera and NTSC analog out 
8223.1 Monitor - includes in-stu monitor (min 6.5 inch)  and mounting arm

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