Laser Components Design & Fabrication Division

Glass & Ceramic Components Development Facility

Glass & Ceramic Technology facility was set up to support the Accelerator and Laser Programme in RRCAT. This facility is engaged in fabrication and development of sealed off devices, glass to metal and ceramic to metal assemblies for UHV applications, high voltage and high current UHV compatible feed throughs for various applications in RRCAT.

Glass & Ceramic Components Development Facility

In-Charge - Shri Ajay Kak, SO/D, GCCDF
Team consists of a Foreman, 1 Glass technician and 2 technicians

Team Members

1

Ajay Kak

SO/D

2

M. Murugan

Foreman C

3

R. K. Verma

Sr. Tech. H

4

S. Sowrirajan

Sr. Tech. H

5

R. K. Solanki

Tech. G

Important jobs completed at GCCDF

Important jobs completed at GCCDF
Important jobs completed at GCCDF
Solar receiver glass tube


Metal to Ceramic joined coaxial connector


Important jobs completed at GCCDF
Important jobs completed at GCCDF
Vacuum compatible multi pin connector


Hydrogen Furnace brazed RF coupler


Important jobs completed at GCCDF
Important jobs completed at GCCDF
Glass to metal compression joint


Glass to metal tubular joint


Important jobs completed at GCCDF
Important jobs completed at GCCDF
Important jobs completed at GCCDF
Important jobs completed at GCCDF
Various joints and seals

Installed Furnaces, machines & equipments

Installed Furnaces, machines & equipments
Inert atmosphere Furnace
M/s Linn Gmbh make, Germany
UHV compatible Glass to Metal feedthroughs. Hot Zone Size : 200 mm length * 200 mm * 200 width * 200 mm breadth
Installed Furnaces, machines & equipments
Installed Furnaces, machines & equipments
Hydrogen Furnace
M/s Watkins Johnson, USA- make
Decarburing of kovar used in Glass to Metal seals, Hydrogen brazing of various metals like copper, SS, tungsten etc. and ceramic to metal joints for various UHV compatible feedthroughs, couplers, insulators etc.Hot Zone Size : 300 mm length x 150 mm diameter.
Installed Furnaces, machines & equipments
Installed Furnaces, machines & equipments
Induction furnace Ceramic to metal feedthroughs, vacuum melting of various alloys for material research, partial pressure brazing of various metals. ( 30 mm diameter - 100 mm diameter)
Installed Furnaces, machines & equipments
Glass Working Lathe M/s B+C, Germany. Drehmaster, Favorit Joining of borosilicate glass tubes, quartz glass tubes of various sizes. Fabrication of borosilicate and quartz glass based sysytems/ subsystems, glass to metal sealed based systems/ subsystems ( 150 mm bore * 2000 mm bed length)
Installed Furnaces, machines & equipments
Herbert Arnold (Germany make), equipped with diamond impregnated cutting wheel 300mm dia x 2mm thickness. Designed to cut glass, ceramic, hard alumina ceramic tubes. It has facility of angular cutting and grinding. It is equipped with a roller rest to facilitate feeding of glass and ceramic tubes for cutting. Besides providing noiseless operation while cutting, the machine is rugged and sturdy
Installed Furnaces, machines & equipments
Glass annealing furnaces - Eltron Industries make 3 phase, 12kW power output, Max. operating temp. 1000oC in oxidising atmosphere, Useful workable volume 12" * 12" * 12". These furnaces are utilized for post fabrication annealing of glass sealed off devices.
Installed Furnaces, machines & equipments
Glass metal seal fabrication furnace- Therelac make, three phase, 12kW power output, Max. operating temp.1300oC in inert atmosphere Max. useful volume 4" * 4" * 12" muffle. Designed to fabricate glass to metal seals of various sizes and shapes. In this furnace muffle can be replaced as per job requirement
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