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Diving Into E-Beam Technology And Its Applications

February 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by: Denton Vacuum, LLC

Summary: E-beam technology possesses all the tools and characteristics that a quality deposition method requires.

This guide will break down all the essentials that you need to know to understand how e-beam evaporation works and how it’s applied in today’s industries.

Understanding Ebeams

E-beam evaporation is a physical vapor deposition technique that utilizes a centralized electron beam generated from a filament that contains numerous electric and magnetic fields. The ebeam itself is an intense.

Once it strikes a source material, it will then vaporize it within a specially designed vacuum chamber. Note that a vacuum environment is crucial to the entire process. The source material that is placed inside will then be heated through an energy transfer process. At this point, it will then travel throughout the vacuum chamber and then coated on the substrate above the evaporating material. Much of the working distances are 300mm to 1 meter.

Applications

Since e-beam technology has been utilized in a variety of industries, you can only imagine the flexibility and versatility that this process has. PVD thermal evaporation is one of the most widely used technologies out there for deposition processes. Anything from the microchip industry to solar panels, e-beam evaporation can perform it all and do it at temperatures that some technologies would deem too unstable. One the most beneficial aspects of utilizing e-beam technology over others is that it creates a vortex of electron beams that strike the target at high speeds. This creates such a force that the substrate always obtains a high adhesion rate and high quality surface characteristics, as opposed to other methods.

How to Appropriately Configure Your GPU to Your Plane

February 14, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The set up process is fairly painless and will allow you to work off your GPU.

Setting up your 28 volt battery pack to your aircraft can be a nuisance if you’re an amateur pilot. Fortunately, this guide will walk you through the steps on how to operate your ground power unit and connect it to your plane with ease.

Locate Your External Power Connector

Depending on the model of you aircraft, your external power connector should be located on the side of your plane. Using a Philips head screwdriver, open the cover and locate the connector. You’ll notice that there the power connector has two large pins and one small pin above it.

Plug Your GPU In

The GPU power connector is keyed and will match he appropriate socket. Simply plug in your GPU connector into the appropriate pins and push firmly. There are no latches or clips so there won’t necessarily be a sound that will confirm that it’s placed correctly. Just be sure that you push the 28 volt battery pack in to where it’s firmly in place.

Once everything is in place, double check that your GPU is producing the set amount of power that your plane requires (28 volts for example) by reading the gauges. Then, turn your GPU on and verify that your plane is receiving the specified voltage. You can then simply turn on your master switch and your avionics switch. Your plane is now powered via the GPU and you can perform the necessary work that you need.


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