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SXR Undulator Installation at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Congratulations to the teams from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab on the successful installation of all 21 SXR undulators into the undulator hall. Keller Technology is proud to be a key supplier for both SXR and HXR undulators for the Linac Coherent Light Source-II (LCLS-II) project at SLAC. Funded by the US …

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Know Thyself: The Importance of Understanding Your Internal Quality System

Does your company have a quality system? Are you sure? If you have an ISO certification like 9001 or a similar compliance standard offered by an organization like the Society of Automotive Engineers, you almost certainly have a Quality system in place. Even in the absence of those certificates, most successful companies have some sort …

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Vacuum System Leak Detection

Leaks in a vacuum system can be defined as an undesired gas flow and may be proven to exist as well as pinpointed for repair by applying leak detection techniques. When assessing vacuum system performance, leaks can be a frustrating aspect of operations. There are several classes of leaks: True leaks – cracks or holes …

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Types of Vacuum Pumps

When designing your vacuum system, one of the most important choices you need to make is the type of pump(s) you’ll use. When designing your vacuum system, you want a pump that will remove gas particles, not introduce contaminants, and not affect its surroundings by introducing stray electric or magnetic fields. Ideally, pumps should be …

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Critical Infrastructure – The Care and Feeding of Suppliers

Ever have a supplier miss a deadline? Was it a big one? What did it cost you? Supplier failures are an all-too-common fact of business, and as easy as it may be to villainize suppliers for failures, sometimes it is simply out of their control. Shipments stuck in customs, logistics hang-ups, and mis-entered purchase orders …

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Vacuum System Pretreatment and Cleaning

Achieving the ultimate pressure of a vacuum system is greatly affected by the amount of gases or vapors contained within the system. To improve initial pumping efficiency following assembly or maintenance activities, outgassing can be reduced by properly pretreating the components within the system. The higher the ultimate pressure specification, the greater the need for …

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Selecting Materials for Vacuum Systems

Material selection is crucial in all aspects of a vacuum system. In a vacuum vessel, the walls must be strong enough to withstand the pressure difference of the system pressure and the external atmosphere. The vessel material must be able to be joined to other materials to create valves, flanges and feedthroughs. Still other materials …

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9 Main Processes Used for the Deburring and Finishing of Metal Parts

Deburring is the process of chamfering or rounding sharp corners formed on a metallic part during the machining process.  Deburring can also remove the raised edges and small pieces of material that may remain attached to a workpiece after it has been machined by a cutting tool or grinding wheel.  Finishing processes alter the surfaces …

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Surface Finish Specifications and their Hidden Cost Impacts

When designing a custom machined component it is important for the engineer to define all of a part’s characteristics and effectively communicate them to the machinist or fabricator. This is usually done by creating and transmitting an engineering drawing that contains numerical dimensions which define the size and location of every feature of the part. …

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High Speed Machining 101

High speed machining (HSM) has come a very long way since its conception in the early 20th century.  Early adoption of the concept was slow, but in the early 1980s, the HSM process got a jump start as aerospace companies started making investments in research and development to further advance the technology.  In the last …

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Buffalo: ISO 9001
Buffalo: ISO 9001
Charlotte: ISO 9001, ISO 13485
Charlotte: ISO 9001, ISO 13485