Custom Vacuum Brazing
Sapphire is a remarkable material combining optical clarity, high strength and electrical isolation. With our many years of service, Omley has experience brazing sapphire in all kinds of geometries and for a wide array of applications .
Some of the more common applications include vacuum viewports, protective optical shields, sapphire-tipped process probes, CCDenclosures, lamphousings, and high pressure windows. Sapphire can also be used as an insulator material in feedthrough and line-break applications .
As is the case with all aluminum oxide materials, brazing can be accomplished using either the poly/manganese metalization process or the active brazing process. Each process has its strengths and limitations. Omley is very experienced with both processes and can make recommendations based the geometry and process requirements of your project.