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Christmas Jumper Day 2023

Christmas Jumper Day 2023

We're participating in Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day on Thursday, December 7th!By pulling on our Christmassy knits and donating, we'll be supporting children in the UK and around the world to stay safe, healthy, and learning. Together, we're helping them...

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New Faces at Torr

New Faces at Torr

Tommy Davison-Mitchell - Office Junior Sarah Thomas-Hill - Quality Manager Torryn De Falco - Trainee Technical Glassblower Maximilien Taylor - Engineering Apprentice Guy Smith - Production Cell Leader Ollie Brown - Production Operative Kevin Taylor - Senior Production...

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O-Ring Sealed ISO Flanges

O-Ring Sealed ISO Flanges

  Large view diameter viewports become uneconomic to manufacture using the traditional vacuum brazing or induction sealing techniques. It is still possible however to manufacture them using FKM O-rings to make the vacuum seal. An external bolted ring is used to...

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Ulm University – Brewster Window Installation

Ulm University – Brewster Window Installation

Torr Scientific recently supplied the Institute for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis based at Ulm University in Germany with a DN40CF demountable fused silica Brewster vacuum window. The demountable window uses FKM O-rings to make the vacuum seal, this allows the fused...

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Finite element analysis (FEA)

Finite element analysis (FEA)

Here’s another fine mesh you’ve gotten me into! Finite element analysis (FEA) is a versatile technique that can be used to simulate many physical situations, but here at Torr we mainly use FEA to simulate structural and thermal issues. The name says it all: in FEA, we...

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Torr Camping Trip 2023

Torr Camping Trip 2023

Torr Scientific staff and their family members spent the second weekend in September camping in Bodiam. Saturday was named the hottest day of 2023 in the UK with temperatures reaching 32.7 °C. Despite the severe weather, we went for our traditional pub lunch, had an...

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25th Birthday Party

25th Birthday Party

This summer marked the 25th Anniversary of Torr Scientific. On 22nd of September, we celebrated Torr Scientific’s 25th Anniversary with a charity evening. The theme was James Bond. We played blackjack and roulette. All proceeds were donated to the Rockinghorse...

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John’s Visit to India

John’s Visit to India

As part of a trip to visit some suppliers in India, Torr's supply chain manager - Mr John Edwards - visited the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in Assam. John met with Prof. Kanhaiya Pandey and his team of postgraduates in their laboratory at the institute....

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Triathlon

Triathlon

Torr's Business Development Manager - Phil Marston - recently took part in a triathlon held at the beautiful Blenheim Palace (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blenheim_Palace) in Oxfordshire in the UK. Despite being in the twilight of his years and facing increasing...

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Torr needs you

Torr needs you

PhD studentship with Torr Scientific and University of Surrey Torr Scientific is offering a PhD programme in collaboration with University of Surrey. The aim of the PhD is to develop and construct a novel compact X-ray monochromator assembly as a proof of concept for...

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Torr Exhibition reports

Torr Exhibition reports

As part of its outreach program, Torr Scientific regularly attends both local and international exhibitions and conferences.  This enables us to meet with new and existing customers and gives us a chance to showcase our range of standard and special products.  In the...

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Silicon Viewport

Silicon Viewport

Silicon can be used as a vacuum window material, it has good optical properties in the mid-IR range which is useful for many imaging, biomedical and military applications. The material has high thermal conductivity and low density, making it suitable for laser...

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