Here's an example of using a more modern device, oudin coil. Same thing used in more expensive devices specific to leak checking that could cost you from $99-$200.
My friend Harold Lasswell was able to make a leak checker for under $40.
In the decade and a half since the publication of the Second Edition of A User?s Guide to Vacuum Technology there have been many important advances in the field, including spinning rotor gauges, dry mechanical pumps, magnetically levitated turbo pumps, and ultraclean system designs. These, along with improved cleaning and assembly techniques have made contamination-free manufacturing a reality. Designed to bridge the gap in both knowledge and training between designers and end users of vacuum equipment, the Third Edition offers a practical perspective on today?s vacuum technology. With a focus on the operation, understanding, and selection of equipment for industrial processes used in semiconductor, optics, packaging, and related coating technologies, A User?s Guide to Vacuum Technology, Third Edition provides a detailed treatment of this important field. While emphasizing the fundamentals and touching on significant topics not adequately covered elsewhere, the text avoids topics not relevant to the typical user.
This video and topic was made with the support of the Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Emdowments through the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Grant and Residency hosted by the Pittsburgh Glass Center. A portion of this grant was used to purchase the 3D printer and materials used to print the object shown that will help with developing and finsih my sculptures and programming at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.
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About The Authors...
Morgan Crook is a mechanical engineer, tube bender,and president of Neon Design, a wholesale, retail and consulting firm in Columbia, SC. His writing has appeared in major trade periodicals over the past decade. In his professional capacity, Morgan has visited over 500 neon shops.
Jacob Fishman is an electrical engineer, artist, and educator. His studio, Lightwriters, fabricates neon for film and theater, technical applications, and traditional neon signs. The studio houses a workshop that teaches the art and science of neon construction and Lightwriters bookstore.
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Image: Return to Hieroglyphics by James Akers
Welcome to Taming Lightning, I'm Percy Echols II. I'm the creator and host of Taming Lightning, as well as the emerging plasma tech at Pittsburgh Glass Center, where I'm researching and developing a space to explore Plasma and Neon Light as an Artist Medium.