About Arc Apertures

About Us

ARC (Advanced Research Corporation, www.arcnano.com) was founded in 1986 by Matt Dugas, CEO, while a graduate student in Physics and Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

Arc Apertures, www.arcapertures.com, is a micro-site of the main company, ARC.

On this site you can build your own Aperture Strips for your particular FIB machine.  We concentrate on FIBs made by FEI, now a division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, but we can make just about any aperture or aperture strip you may have a need for for any instrument.  We may X-ray apertures and ion spectrometer apertures and even a single chip ion MEMs ion spectrometer.

ARC Apertures arose to meet market needs. We continue to meet these needs by staying at the forefront of manufacturing trends and capabilities.

Mission and Vision

Vision Statement

To serve a diverse high technology customer base with precision components, systems, and solutions.

Mission Statement

ARC is committed:

  • To provide the highest quality product possible through our highly skilled, dedicated employees and manufacturing processes.
  • To aggressively pursue ongoing research and development programs, ensuring its present and future success as a nanotechnology leader.
  • To provide the highest standards of service available through our commitment to customer communication, rapid response and technical expertise.
  • To be the partner of choice for the world’s leading service providers, governments, and enterprises.
  • To become a market leader by consistently exceeding our Customers’ expectations.

Community Outreach

We assist University Researchers at various institutions, obvious the University of Minnesota where we work with professors and students in such departments as EE, Physics, ME, AeroSpace, ChemEng and MatSci.  Of note is the Minnesota Nano Center, one of the top such centers in the country.  Other universities with active programs with ARC include WVU and UC Davis.

ARC is a strong believer in STEM and offers internships to students studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.  We seek interested local high school students, vo-tech students and college level science and engineering students.

STEM interested students have one of the best places on planet earth to gain direct hands on experience in areas such as Precision Machining, CAD/CAM, Semiconductor Fabrication, Analytical & Metrology, and Electrical Engineering.

We assist academic researchers at various academic institutions, obvious the University of Minnesota being one of those.  We enjoy interacts with EE, Physics, ChemAng and MatSci professors and graduate students.  Of note is the Minnesota Nano Center, one of the top such centers in the country.  Other universities with active programs with ARC include WVU and UC Davis.

Vo-tech students and even high school students are welcome to visit and may apply for work at ARC.

A bulletin board for both employers and students can be found at scitechmn.org.

ARC Apertures

Advanced Research Corporation
4459 White Bear Pkwy
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
(651) 789-9000