i work at a company that outsources Hermetic Sealing. i was wondering if anyone knows of any vendors that would be able to do glass sealing with exotic metals?
Hermetic sealing is a process that creates an airtight and watertight seal around an object, preventing any exchange of gases or liquids between the object and its surroundings.
The most commonly used materials for hermetic sealing include metals such as aluminum, stainless steel, and copper, as well as ceramics and glass.
Hermetic sealing can be achieved through a variety of methods, including welding, soldering, adhesive bonding, glass fusing, and compression sealing. The specific method used depends on the materials being sealed and the desired level of hermeticity.
Hermetic sealing provides a number of benefits, including protection against moisture, dust, and other contaminants, as well as increased durability and longevity of the sealed object. It is also essential for many applications in industries such as aerospace, automotive, and electronics.
Yes, hermetic seals can be tested using various methods such as helium leak testing, pressure decay testing, and visual inspection. These tests ensure that the seal meets the required level of hermeticity and can withstand the intended environment and conditions.