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GLASS-TO-METAL SEALING

Glass to metal joints are made with metals or alloys having a value of coefficient of linear thermal expansion very close to that of the glass used in the temperature range comprised between ambient temperature and the glass annealing one.

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Glass-to-metal seals starting with the early Houskeeper or Vacuum tube seals, and advancing to elaborate SOFC fuel cells, and beyond.

In order to solve the problem of mechanical stresses in the seal (metals generally have a linear thermal expansion coefficient considerably greater than typical borosilicate glasses), the ECM Lab Solutions offers several furnaces for glass to metal sealing with oxidation (for surface preparation) and thermal treatment.

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Glass to metal sealing

Glass to metal sealing applications | ECM Lab Solutions

Glass to metal sealing is a process leading to the vacuum tight assembly of both materials. It is also applicable to ceramics.