X-ray devices have become ubiquitous in the marketplace. The X-ray device market is divided into Portable and Stationary product types. The Market is also divided by technologies like Analog, Computed Radiography (CR) and Digital Radiography (DR). The Digital Radiography market is further segmented into Flat Panel Detectors (FPD) and High Density Line Scan Solid State Detector. The applications include at a minimum; Medical, Non-Destructive Testing, and Security Detection has driven the rapid spread of X-ray instruments including a myriad of handheld devices.
ARC fabricates X-ray windows having developed processes for: forming the metal can, bonding the Beryllium, depositing the window coating(s), depositing Boron Hydride and Parylene passivation layers, and final leak testing. These processes apply to both the Emitter and Detector windows as required.
In order to accomplish these processes with near 100% yield, high precision holding fixtures have been developed using ARC’s Ultra Machining Fab. Achieving the gas tight bonding of the Beryllium to the metal can is essential to the Window’s performance and here again precision tooling is required.