CUSTOM MADE VACUUM VALVES
Good quality high vacuum valves are very expensive, so I decided to make them by myself.
- Year: 2013
- Project: Vacuum system upgrade
- Materials: Stainless steel, Aluminium, Brass, Teflon.
First thing I have machined two flange blanks from T6061 aluminium
Part one is complete including threadings
Vacuum valve with brass fittings
Making valve needles from stainless steel, very delicate work
Needles after a polish
Cleaning and checking all parts, one by one for defects
I have machined all gaskets and needle blocks
Valve parts after cleaning
Valves are installed in a vacuum system
On the way, I have made another valve for a Neon gas bottle