Altair was born from the Medical Industry
Altair was conceived from Varian engineers who had the vision to start a company that would braze Varian’s LINACs together because, in the ’90s, Varian desired to outsource manufacturing while focusing on their own efficiencies. Although Varian ultimately did not outsource their brazing, the Altair founders set up shop with a single brazing furnace and designed their first RF Window Assembly.
The worldwide healthcare market is influenced by technology that is addressing an ever-increasing number of medical ailments and is aiding in early diagnosis and prevention of diseases. We support many linear acclerator products for customers who make X-Ray Tubes for CT Scanners to those for cancer radiation therapy treatment and early detection of cancer (Oncology).
Complexity, Materials & Miniaturization
With the technical abilities of the ARG team coupled with our proprietary vacuum and hydrogen brazing process, we can join dissimilar and exotic materials with precision for a myriad of applications that would not be possible otherwise. Vacuum brazing and hydrogen brazing is a powerful manufacturing technique that engineers and scientists can leverage to circumvent many of the challenges of complex geometries, miniaturization and traditional assembly design.
Security Industry X-Ray & Cargo Inspection
The work we do for the medical industry leverages naturally into the Security X-Ray and Cargo Inspection market, which also uses X-Ray Tubes and Linear Accelerators (LINACs). These devices produce high energy X-Rays which are used in cargo inspection systems of baggage, semi-trucks, ship hulls and other types of cargo.