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Manufacturers require consistency and strict adherence to specification in order to maintain a stable assembly process. Atlas Technologies offers the kind of precise control and reliable reproduction that makes them the perfect partner for a variety of manufacturing environments.

Aluminum and Bimetallic Particle Physics Solutions:

“We worked with Atlas Technologies to build a series of X and Y-shaped aluminum, bending magnet, vacuum chambers for an electron cooling system which cools relativistic antiprotons at Fermilab. These UHV chambers enable the introduction of electrons to the antiproton beam and the extraction of the electrons from the beam after cooling. In electron cooling, beams of electrons and antiprotons circulate together at the same speed. The “colder” electrons interact with the “hotter” antiprotons and cool the beam of antiprotons in the same way that hot gas is cooled when it is mixed with cold gas. Fermilab was the first lab to demonstrate e-cooling at high energies, operating the electron beam at 4.3 MeV. Atlas made the chambers in two halves machined from thick plates of aluminum. Then they welded them together and attached Atlas CF flanges to the legs. All the chambers have performed very well, met our specifications and they were beautiful!”

Sergei Nagaitsev

Deputy Director

Fermilab ILC Program

Semiconductor Applications:

Semiconductor fabrication requires some of the most demanding assembly tolerances anywhere. Whether it’s on a factory floor or a research center, Atlas Technologies has the right solution for the most exacting industrial solutions. We have been providing products and support to the semiconductor industry for nearly a decade. Our experienced team of fabricators understands the specific requirements and works tirelessly to ensure successful fulfillment.

Solar Applications:

Solar energy is one of the world’s leading growth industries. Atlas Technologies continues to lead the way in research, manufacturing and assembly of photovoltaic components.  Our vast background in electrical engineering and component assembly makes Atlas the perfect partner for companies hoping to capitalize on future developments and to maximize their effectiveness.

Aluminum and Bimetallic Synchrotron Solutions:

“We have been working with Atlas for many years using their Atlas CF flanges and explosion bonding capability for assemblies such as beryllium windows. In 2005 we had a need for a dipole magnet vacuum chamber. Atlas competed with vacuum equipment manufacturers worldwide and won the bid, beating out stainless steel vendors in Europe and Russia by a large margin.

This is a large chamber ~2.9 m long with two 50 mrad acceptance aperture IR beam-lines tangential to the synchrotron electron beam orbit. All flanges, including e-beam orbit, synchrotron radiation ports and pumping ports, were fabricated from Atlas CF flanges. In addition to the demanding geometrical constraints of the dipole magnet, the chamber was required to absorb all excess synchrotron radiation not entering the beam-lines and resist any deformation due to forces incurred under vacuum. Atlas presented a preliminary design for approval before fabrication and conducted a complete FEA analysis of the chamber, studying both the thermal loading and the vacuum deflection.

Atlas fabricated the chamber in two halves with each half having a water cooling surface machined into the chamber. The two halves were welded together and final machining brought the chamber overall thickness tolerance and chamber radius of curvature tolerance to less than 1mm. The chamber is presently installed in the CAMD synchrotron in bending magnet 2 and attains a base pressure less than 5×10 -10 Torr without bakeout.”

Associate Research Engineer

Engineering Support Group

A USA Academic Synchrotron


Scientists have long understood the value of controlled atmospheres in academic research. Manufacturers have developed cutting edge assembly techniques utilizing vacuum. Atlas Technologies not only leads the way in aluminum vacuum chamber manufacturing, we are responsible for some of the innovations that make these processes viable.