Aluminum's properties, when looked at in sum, offer many compelling physical and cost of ownership advantages over stainless steel.

Why Choose Aluminum?

  • Low Outgassing
  • Low Contamination
  • High Thermal Conductivity
  • High Vibration Dampening
  • Superb Machinability
  • Space and Weight Reduction
  • Low Nuclear Activation
  • Low Magnetic Permeability
  • High Chemical Resistance
  • Low Cost of Ownership

Atlas Technologies
305 Glen Cove Road
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 360-385-3123
Fax: 360-379-5220

Atlas Technologies Sales Manager Position
Atlas Plate-to-Plate aluminum fabrication technique is ideal for large vacuum chamber applications

Plate-to-Plate Vacuum Chamber Fabrication

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Plate-to-Plate chambers are constructed using aluminum alloy 5000 and 6000 series stock aluminum plate. Chambers manufactured by this technique can be very large. Unlike stainless steel, Aluminum plate is available in very large areas. Off the shelf plate can be 48” or 60” x 144”. Atlas can supply even larger plates and chambers made from materials joined together by Atlas. Plate thicknesses are selected according to vacuum deflection calculations. Large rectangular O-ring sealed access doors or polycarbonate windows can be included in the design.

Atlas Technologies is the world leader in aluminum vacuum chamber engineering and manufacturing. With over 30 years experience in cutting-edge vacuum product design, we pride ourselves in providing the world's finest and most advanced UHV aluminum chamber technology. Atlas' aluminum vacuum chamber production techniques (Chamber Configurations) can be broken down into five basic categories:

  • Plate-to-Plate Chambers
  • Cylindrical Chambers
  • Formed Chambers
  • Monocoque Chambers
  • Extruded Chambers
We build custom aluminum vacuum chambers employing these configurations, or combinations thereof. We also manufacture and supply a wide range of aluminum vacuum components and accessory hardware to complement our aluminum vacuum chamber products offering. Bimetallic Atlas CF™ flanges and ATCR™ fittings, solid aluminum tube fittings as well as viewports are available. Contact our sales department for more information on these and other Atlas products.