For years, designers and engineers were constrained to glass-to-metal and ceramic-to-metal feedthroughs. Epoxy has changed that. Today’s epoxy feedthroughs can conform in ways unfathomable with glass or ceramic. Learn some of the benefits of today’s epoxy vacuum feedthrough. Is it the right choice for your project?
One of the major benefits of epoxy electrical feedthroughs is epoxy’s flexibility. There are very few limits to the type of shielded wire or cable that one can use with these feedthroughs, and they can be created in very small quantities. That makes epoxy vacuum feedthroughs ideal for research and prototyping.
Where glass and ceramic feedthroughs are rigid, epoxy versions have seemingly endless malleability. That means they can be created in angles and curves with ease – a major benefit over glass and ceramic.
An epoxy feedthrough can tolerate temperatures up to 200°C, comparable to glass or ceramic. In fact, outside of environments of extreme temperature or where organic compounds are restricted, epoxy electrical feedthroughs can do most anything glass or ceramic can do.
Designers are no longer limited to glass-to-metal and ceramic-to-metal vacuum feedthroughs. Epoxy feedthroughs offer new, flexible options with comparable seal and capabilities. They’re also cheaper to boot. Expand your horizons and consider epoxy for your next hermetic project.