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ISI Spotlight: Kicker Insulator Break Assembly

July 25, 2017

The Insulator Seal division of MDC Vacuum Products, LLC recently collaborated with the Fermilab Accelerator Science and Technology (FAST) facility to manufacture a Kicker Insulator Break Assembly for the Integrable Optics Test Accelerator (IOTA). Application The Kicker Insulator Break Assembly was designed for use on the Integrable Optics Test Accelerator (IOTA) ring as a switchyard […]


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ISI Product Spotlight: UHV Re-Entrant Polarization Preserving Optical Viewports

March 23, 2017

The Insulator Seal division of MDC Vacuum Products, LLC recently collaborated with a global technology company to manufacture polarization preserving optical viewports. APPLICATION Experimental vacuum techniques based the state of polarization and correlated with changes to chemical and physical states require that the light entering or exiting an apparatus preserve the state of polarization. Stress […]


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ISI Product Spotlight: Rectangular Sapphire Window

January 24, 2017

The Insulator Seal division of MDC Vacuum Products recently collaborated with a multidisciplinary research organization to develop pressure vessels which will be used to study condensed matter response to extreme conditions. These studies are aimed at understanding the chemical and physical changes to solids and liquids while undergoing extreme compression – namely, shock physics. The […]


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Joining Dissimilar Materials for Harsh Environments

June 14, 2016

To reliably service harsh environments, functional assemblies often depend upon a set of properties selected from more than one material. Excluding fasteners, assemblies fashioned of dissimilar materials are typically formed utilizing high temperature processes such as diffusion bonding, brazing and welding. The challenge of designing such products are multifaceted and require consideration not only of [...]