WARWICK, RI – A.T. Wall Company, a world-class supplier of superior precision tubing and fabricated metal components, recently showcased its tantalum, tantalum alloy, niobium, and niobium alloy capabilities at the 24th International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC), July 4-9, 2010, in Vancouver, Canada. A.T. Wall also exhibited its high purity copper rigid waveguide and Invar tubing. These materials are frequently used in capacitors, vacuum furnaces, and chemical processing equipment within nuclear reactors. The materials are readily available, with fast turnaround for both small and large quantities.
“A.T. Wall values new technology and new needs, and we are proud to support all the national research efforts,” says A.T. Wall’s director of sales, Donna Parker. “We have a focus on laboratories, and listen intently to what engineers need. Those conducting research programs can obtain material in small quantities and avoid a full production run, which can shave time off the process. But if a project drives towards commercialization, we can flip the switch and go into full production.”
The company produces tantalum, tantalum alloy, niobium or niobium alloy to specifications. A.T. Wall’s redraw capabilities enable the firm to provide custom tube dimensions, including outer dimensions from .040-inch to 4-inches and walls from .003-inch to .375-inch. Annealing and cutting is also available. With in-house engineering, A.T. Wall can stamp and coin tantalum strip to meet design specifications. Rod and sheet is also available.
Also featured at the show, was A.T. Wall’s high purity precision drawn copper rigid heavy wall waveguide for high frequency transmissions, and seamless Invar tubing, which has excellent thermal properties and is used in applications where dimensional changes due to temperature must be minimal. These materials are available in a wide variety of sizes, wall thicknesses and configurations.