Custom Vacuum Fabrications, Pumping Connectors, Deposition Chambers

Custom Fabrications

Every day Scanwel produces vacuum fabrication to customers drawings, ranging in complexity from simple pumping connectors and adapter to complete analysis and deposition chambers.

A hand drawn sketch is usually sufficient for a simple fabrication; if required we can provide full CAD Engineering drawings for your approval prior to manufacture.

The drawings for these synchrotron beam line chambers and custom components were supplied electronically by the customer and after review by Scanwel engineers, subsequently modified to incorporate better practices



Gauge calibration chamber; the top flange is fitted with a precision leak valve and gas disperser



Gauge calibration chamber; the top flange is fitted with a precision leak valve and gas disperser

An adaptor to mount a NEG cartridge and gas admission valves

ISO160-K flange with custom populous of sub-D feedthroughs.
Scanwel is the UK & Ireland exclusive representative of SST for vacuum, power, signal feedthroughs.
We can populate any flange with any feedthrough to your drawing and requirements.

High vacuum gas mixing and admission manifold

Bespoke load lock chamber

Sample storage chambers with gas inlet and pumping ports


Single flange integrated viewport and shutter

I approached Scanwel in regards to purpose build a vacuum chamber for degradation studies of semiconductor materials. The system also needed to be capable of operating at atmosphere, with controlled humidity levels and feedthrough ports for introducing gas via mass flow controllers. In addition, we needed electrical connections for undertaking in-situ measurements and a transparent window for excitation of samples. There is nothing like this on the market, but even if there was, I would still prefer to purchase from Scanwel due to their wealth of experience in advising on experimental procedures and health and safety compliance. From the early stages of discussing this system with Scanwel, it was clear they had significant and world-leading expertise in vacuum system design and guided us at every step. We gave them a basic concept diagram and they designed the system, and delivered within a timeframe no other company in Europe could match. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Scanwel for any vacuum or engineering design project“
Dr. Jeff Kettle Bangor University

Deposition Chambers can be supplied either with water cooling channels, or constructed as a complete double skinned vessel

This customer wanted a custom flange manufactured according to their drawing with several D-Type electrical feedthroughs from  Solid Sealing Technology

Detail on the welds on one of the many custom chambers we manufacture in-house

Attention to detail at all steps of the production process means that you can carry out system integration with confidence.

You are secure in the knowledge that:

  • We made the correct choice of materials, based on years of experience of working with the full range of vacuum compatible metals and insulators.
  • The design was checked for the best practice and suitability for function.
  • The machining was carried out by competent engineers on modern machinery.
  • The welding practices followed were to UHV standards by approved welders.
  • Effective yet environmentally friendly cleaning procedures were employed.
  • Leak checking was carried out to 10-¹¹ mbar l/s sensitivity on non contaminating state of the art equipment; usually turbo pumped helium mass spectrometers, but on request a quadruple residual gas analyser