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Metal-Glass-ceramic Bonding

A number of projects involved the joining of Metal to Ceramic, Ceramic to Glass, and Metal to Glass.  While many of these projects were for production, several were for R&D.  

The machine shown was developed to test the feasibility of fabricating "rod less" CRT electron guns.  A natural gas flame was used for annealing while hydrogen/ oxygen spot heating torches were used to allow the forming of "dimples" to accurately hold the gun elements in position.  The control system met Class 1 Division 2 standards.