First sapphire-stainless steel composite component manufactured


After several years of development, the engineers at Alumina Systems have succeeded in producing a revolutionary composite component: A reaction chamber consists of a sapphire tube and stainless steel elements. The dimensions of the composite component are remarkable: the sapphire tube is 100 mm in diameter. In addition, the reaction chamber has another unique selling point: it is absolutely ultra-high vacuum tight. Managing Director Dr.-Ing. Holger Wampers was very pleased with the prototype: "With the combination of the materials used, the dimensions and the high degree of vacuum tightness, the reaction chamber is an absolutely unique selling point in our product portfolio."