Creating a Strong Hermetic Seal by Changing the Orientation of Sapphire Window - Application Note by Insaco

Since 1974, Insaco has been synonymous with excellence in the development and production of high precision machined parts. As a custom fabricator of ceramic, glass, sapphire, and other hard materials, Insaco specialize in machining parts that often require tolerances measured in millionths of an inch, and wear properties that satisfy even the most demanding applications.

Image Credit: Shutterstock/ Yut chanthaburi

Problem

A manufacturer of medical endoscopes needed metalized sapphire windows with extremely smooth optically polished faces to allow for hermetic sealing into a Nickel 200 tube that was brazed to the sapphire.

Solution

Insaco recommended a unique manufacturing process at Insaco which would improve the overall quality of the sapphire window while allowing for improved hermetic sealing in order to autoclave the endoscope.

Sapphire Window

Result

The manufacturing changes in the orientation of the sapphire window allowed for creating a strong hermetic seal which further enhanced the ability to autoclave the endoscope resulting in a 35% increase in overall yield on the final brazed sub-assembly.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by INSACO Inc.

For more information on this source, please visit INSACO Inc.

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    INSACO Inc. - Machining of Hard Materials. (2024, February 20). Creating a Strong Hermetic Seal by Changing the Orientation of Sapphire Window - Application Note by Insaco. AZoOptics. Retrieved on May 26, 2024 from https://www.azooptics.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=159.

  • MLA

    INSACO Inc. - Machining of Hard Materials. "Creating a Strong Hermetic Seal by Changing the Orientation of Sapphire Window - Application Note by Insaco". AZoOptics. 26 May 2024. <https://www.azooptics.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=159>.

  • Chicago

    INSACO Inc. - Machining of Hard Materials. "Creating a Strong Hermetic Seal by Changing the Orientation of Sapphire Window - Application Note by Insaco". AZoOptics. https://www.azooptics.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=159. (accessed May 26, 2024).

  • Harvard

    INSACO Inc. - Machining of Hard Materials. 2024. Creating a Strong Hermetic Seal by Changing the Orientation of Sapphire Window - Application Note by Insaco. AZoOptics, viewed 26 May 2024, https://www.azooptics.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=159.

Ask A Question

Do you have a question you'd like to ask regarding this article?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type
Submit

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.