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This might be a stupid question

Postby rmurph17 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:51 am

This might be a stupid question but I have an old Scanning Electron Microscope, would it be possible to adapt the chamber, electron source and vacuum pumps to an EBM machine or do you think that the purpose of the SEM is so far removed from EBM that it is not possible?
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Re: This might be a stupid question

Postby VDX » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:36 pm

... if you won't use the SEM anymore, then it could be a good basis for EBM testing+developing.

Otherwise the EBM process will kontaminate the SEM ...

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Re: This might be a stupid question

Postby rmurph17 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:42 pm

VDX wrote:... if you won't use the SEM anymore, then it could be a good basis for EBM testing+developing.

Otherwise the EBM process will kontaminate the SEM ...

Viktor


Hi Viktor,

Thank you for replying and welcoming me on my introduction thread.

The Scanning Electron Microscope is a Cambridge Stereoscan 360 and it is no longer used since it is obsolete (and replaced with a JEOL SEM unit).
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Re: This might be a stupid question

Postby VDX » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:32 pm

... then this could be an interesting base for EBM development ;)

Can you post some pictures of the housing (expecially the vacuum lock) and maybe the inner volume?

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Re: This might be a stupid question

Postby rmurph17 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:08 am

Hi Viktor,

I will get pictures of the SEM today and update this thread :)
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