Brazing
Services

Our accurate brazing services, capabilities and processes leverage precision vacuum and furnace brazing technologies to provide cost savings, batch processing and top quality for various materials and complexities. We are an industry leader in the field of precision brazing and advanced material joining technology and processing.

We braze and clean fire virtually all low vapor pressure metals and ceramics such as OHFC Copper 101,Stainless Steel (SST), Kovar, Monel, Tungsten, Cupro-Nickel, Titanium, Aluminum, Alumina, Silicon Carbide and many more.

We are not just a brazing company, our services are available via consignment or full turnkey contract manufacturing for complex assemblies. We encourage you to choose the turnkey route because it lowers overall risk for you, ensures high quality, and we are fully accountable.

Consignment services are a good fit when customers are experts in braze joint design and can provide high-quality pre-machined material for processing. If desired, we can also provide stress-relieving, tempering and secondary finishing operations via our in-house CNC machining department upon request.

Brazing
Services

Our accurate brazing services, capabilities and processes leverage precision vacuum and furnace brazing technologies to provide cost savings, batch processing and top quality for various materials and complexities. We are an industry leader in the field of precision brazing and advanced material joining technology and processing.

We braze and clean fire virtually all low vapor pressure metals and ceramics such as OHFC Copper 101,Stainless Steel (SST), Kovar, Monel, Tungsten, Cupro-Nickel, Titanium, Aluminum, Alumina, Silicon Carbide and many more.

We are not just a brazing company, our services are available via consignment or full turnkey contract manufacturing for complex assemblies. We encourage you to choose the turnkey route because it lowers overall risk for you, ensures high quality, and we are fully accountable.

Consignment services are a good fit when customers are experts in braze joint design and can provide high-quality pre-machined material for processing. If desired, we can also provide stress-relieving, tempering and secondary finishing operations via our in-house CNC machining department upon request.

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Brazing
Furnaces

Furnace brazing provides the highest quality joints and is the only technique well adapted for complex geometries, ceramic-to-metal bonding, large/massive parts, or highly reactive materials because assemblies are heated uniformly and multiple joints are processed simultaneously. We primarily supply services and products into high-vacuum or “clean” applications and DO NOT use any flux in our advanced material joining processes.  Our services include atmosphere and hydrogen brazing, vacuum brazing services, diffusion bonding, bakeout for high vacuum applications and heat treating.

Furnace Capabilities

• 10” to 48” Diameter
• Hydrogen Wet or Dry
• High Vacuum 10-5 & 10-6
• Inert Gas, Blends, Cascade Controllers

Vacuum Furnace Specifications

• 2 PVT Vacuum Furnaces
• 28” x 28” x 28” Hot Zone
• 48” x 28” x 28” Hot Zone
• Temperature Profile Recording

Benefits of Brazing

A new world of design possibilities opens up
with today's Vacuum & Furnace Technologies

Work with us to engineer complex designs never before thought possible; every day we help our customers understand joint design and how to engineer parts for the various brazing processes and requirements. We are open and collaborative to discuss your requirements, provide DFM (Design for Manufacturability) guidance and help you actualize a low-cost solution with high yield.

Engineers & Designers

• High-strength leak-free joints
• Complex Geometry is Easy
• Tight Tolerance Assemblies
• Bonding dissimilar materials
• Repeatability & Batch Processing
• Reduce thermal contact resistance
• Uniform Thermal Conductivity
• Negligible distortion or warpage
• Beautiful, clean and bright parts

Purchasing Managers

• Low-Cost Batch processing
• Short Lead Times
• Full TurnKey Capabilities
• Consignment Material
• ISO9001 Quality System
• ITAR Registered
• 4 hr RFQ Response times
• Quick & Easy Quote & Order
• Highest Quality in Industry

Top Quality Assurance

• Dedicated Closed-Loop CAR
• ECO Document Control System
• Formal DMR / RMA Process
• Incoming and Final Inspection
• Supplier Rating System
• Source Control of Raw Materials
• Batch / Lot-Control Traceability
• Lot Traceability & Serialization
• First Article Inspection Process

Common
Applications
Products
Use Cases

Common
Applications
Products & Use Cases

Leverage a full spectrum of joining capabilities

Heat sink and Electronics Cooling
Liquid Cold Plates
Flat Tube Heat Exchangers
Heat Pipes & Heater Tables
Vacuum Chambers (Semiconductor)
Electro-Static Chucks
Electric Vehicle (EV) Components
Micro-Channel Heat Exchangers
EV Battery Cooling/Heating
UHV Heater Modules
Pressure Vessels
Subassembly Packaging of Sensors
Hydraulic flow boxes
Thermodynamic Engines
Deposition Chambers & Stages
Plate Heat Exchangers
Solar Panels & Energy Equipment
RF Power & Linear Accelerators

LAM & AMAT Approved Supplier

We process assemblies in high vacuum furnaces with the multi-zone controls required to accurately control tight tolerances and strong braze joints. Today Altair has innovated ways to braze copper, stainless steel, and other refractory metals to aluminum while avoiding brittle intermetallic phases, leaving a strong and hermetic bond. We have also developed an accurate brazing technique for achieving a 360-degree thermal bond on a heating element surrounded by aluminum.

Sauder Bakeout Station

A processing step for UHV (ultra-high vacuum) applications. We continue to add core and complementary capabilities like bakeout and have always been leaders and innovators in this regard.

• 6 Independent Cryogenic Ports
• Two Independent Bells
• x10-9 scale vacuum pressure
• Temp. > 600°C and > 1000°C
• Automated Controls
• Ultra High Vacuum
• Efficient Device Conditioning
• Flexible Configuration
• RGA Measurements

Material Joining without the use of filler

High compression and temperatures cause Metal atoms to diffuse into the adjacent material for copper and titanium. This particular bonding process is commonly used on accelerators and mini-coolers where braze joints and braze fillets can shift the resonant frequency of a cavity or add a very thin thermal shunt layer which is avoided in diffusion bonding.

Precision
Welding

Includes Tig and Spot Welding

Precision welding rounds out our full spectrum of material joining capabilities to support our contract manufacturing and turnkey services. Welding is both an art and a science. We take pride in our beautiful and full penetration welds because they are a prime example of our commitment to quality and the highest standards of fabrication.

We weld Titanium, Nickel, Stainless Steel, Platinum, Kovar, and Moly for spot, stitch and continuous hermetic (vacuum-tight) welds.

Looking to get it right the first time?

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