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Distributor Spotlight – ALTEC Equipment

Distributor Spotlight – ALTEC Equipment

ALTEC Equipment has been founded in 2010 and has been striving to offer the best equipments and services since then. ALTEC Equipment offers a wide range of components related to vacuum and UHV technologies and applications selected for their quality and reliability.At...

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High Flatness Viewports

High Flatness Viewports

Torr Scientific offer high-flatness fused silica viewports in a range of sizes, ranging from λ/10 to λ/20 @ 632.8nm, using a bonding process as an alternative to vacuum brazing. Vacuum brazing viewports at high temperatures creates stress in the optic during the...

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Arsenic on Strawberries

Arsenic on Strawberries

As the famous Wimbledon tennis tournament approaches, your thoughts may be turning to Pimms and strawberries. I don’t want to put you off, but the strawberry has for several years running been named and shamed as the most pesticide-ridden fruit available. It could be...

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New 3D Printer

New 3D Printer

Torr Scientific recently invested in a 3D printer, it has since become an invaluable tool for manufacturing a host of items. These include parts such tooling jigs and custom-sized protective caps for special vacuum viewports. The material that we use primarily is TPU,...

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2022 is the UN International Year of Glass

2022 is the UN International Year of Glass

As Torr Scientific uses a wide range of 'glassy' materials in the construction of our products, we felt we should mention this event. The United Nations declared 2022 to be the International Year of Glass to celebrate the essential role glass has in Society. The...

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New Magnetron Sputtering System at Torr

New Magnetron Sputtering System at Torr

The thin-film coating team at Torr Scientific proudly welcomes their new reactive dual-sputter coating system, which has just been installed and commissioned by Moorfield Nanotechnology Ltd. Torr's managing Director David Bates says “This latest investment in a new...

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Website Improvements

Website Improvements

As you may have noticed, we are working on improving our website. It is a long term project, but some new features had been already published: Accessibility ToolsBy clicking on the Accessibility Tool’s icon on the top left, you can choose from some helpful...

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UHV Bakeout Facility

UHV Bakeout Facility

Torr Scientific have an in-house dedicated UHV bakeout facility, which allows us to offer a bakeout and helium leak-test service to customers.  A residual gas analyser (RGA) scan can be included as part of the package. Our oil-free dedicated UHV bakeout facility is...

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Pier to Pier Walk

Pier to Pier Walk

Torr Staff will be completing a charity pier to pier walk in April in memory of Wendy Bryan, partner of Commercial Director Mel Thomas and a great friend of Torr for many years. Wendy had a great passion for animals, so the money raised will go to the Raystede Centre...

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Eggs

Eggs

Aside from the rather gruesome events described by the New Testament, Easter is more commonly associated with happy concepts: the approach of spring, fluffy bunnies, pancakes and, of course, Easter eggs. For this article, we’re going to stay well away from...

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New ‘Green’ Packaging

New ‘Green’ Packaging

Following the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference and the numerous changes in climate that we’ve witnessed over the past years, we have decided to minimise our impact on the planet as much as we possibly can. At first glance, cardboard boxes might appear...

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New Magnetron Sputtering System

New Magnetron Sputtering System

New magnetron sputtering system on order for Torr to improve both coating capacity and productivity To keep up with increasing demand for custom coatings, Torr Scientific have recently ordered a new magnetron sputter system to increase our internal capacity.  This...

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