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 products for customers who make X-ray Tubes for CT Scanners to those for treatment and early detection of cancer.

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 and hydrogen brazing is a powerful manufacturing technique that engineers and scientists can leverage to circumvent many of the challenges of miniaturization and traditional assembly design.
A propietary Altair engineered LINAC for radiology/oncology systems.
We have developed our own linear accelerators (LINAC) and many proprietary products such as RF Windows, Electron Guns, Exit Windows, Waveguides, Anode Assemblies, Target Assemblies and Ion Pumps that make up the fundamental structure of a complete LINAC used in Oncology Systems.
We support many products for customers who make X-ray Tubes for CT Scanners to those for treatment and early detection of cancer.
Altair Products can serve as a direct fit peripheral to your OEM structure, or a replacement for failed assemblies on existing systems and machines. Work or working with our channel partners to refurbish or remanufacture your OEM’s accelerators using Altair engineered and manufactured peripherals.
Copper and Stainless steel parts for an x-band LINAC manufactured at Altair USA
Linear accelerator for Security Industry manufactured at Altair USA
Clean Room assembly at Altair Technologies

Security Industry

The work we do for the medical industry leverages naturally into the Security market, which also uses X-ray Tubes and Linear Accelerators (LINACs). These devices produce high energy x-rays which are used in security inspection systems of baggage, semi-trucks, ship hulls and other types of cargo.

Benefits for Medical Industry

Miniaturization via precision manufacturing without material deformation.
Materials joining of exotic, specialty materials and the alloys themselves.
We routinely braze ceramics, particularly Alumina, but can also braze Zirconia, Quartz, Fused Silica, BeO, AlN, Si, SiC and other ceramic-like or composite materials.
Assemblies with extreme complexities, undercuts and dissimilar materials are easily handled. Commonly used by forward thinking engineers to circumvent traditional assembly limitations.

Brazing vs. 3D Metal Printing

Ability to produce complex geometries with undercuts.
Achieve smoother surface finishes by 5x compared to 3D Metal Printing.
Generally Less Expensive and more accurate than 3D Metal Printing.
High-volume production, batch processing with pricing an order of magnitude less than 3D Metal Printing.
We provide a broad selection of materials and alloys that can be brazed for your application. 3D Metal Printing can offer only a handful of materials.
Metal 3D printing simply can't perform in high-energy, high-voltage applications under vacuum due to the intrinsic process of sintering a powdered alloy (porosity). Brazing homogenous materials from the foundry is the only solution.

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