Explosive bonded metals combine aluminum with stainless steel to create vacuum system flanges for a wide variety of applications from nuclear to medical.
Using proprietary and state-of-the-art explosion bonding technology, these bimetallic flanges are fully compatible with the industry standard Conflat flange interface. This uniquely designed flange incorporates the CERN innovative 20o back-bevel (90o including angle) knife-edge design, which increases overall service life over conventional CF flanges. The flanges operate in high, ultra-high and extremely high vacuum applications where vacuum levels to 1×1013 Torr and 250oC bake-out temperatures are required.
The Atlas CF Flange can be easily welded to aluminum vacuum vessels, making them a key component to successful integration of aluminum UHV technology to your application. In neutron applications such as in the production of radioisotopes for medical imaging, aluminum vessels fitted with Atlas CF Flanges help to reduce residual, neutron induced radiation. These flanges also customize to incorporate UHV systems in cyclotrons and nuclear reactors.
Other features of the CF Flange include a rotatable collar, a mechanical EXW interface, a two-thirds weight decrease from stainless steel only flanges. The flanges are vacuum leak tested at the factory. The mechanical interface between bonded metals has a tensile strength of 15,000 psi and a shear strength of 10,000 psi.