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Altair Technologies will participate in NCCAVS Equipment Exhibit form Thursday February 19, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM PST The NCCAVS sponsors an Annual Equipment Exhibition to showcase products and services of companies supporting vacuum-related industries. Attracting approximately 100+ exhibitors and ~700 attendees, the NCCAVS Annual Equipment Exhibition is the largest sponsored by any AVS C...
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Role of the Linear Accelerator (LINAC) in Cancer Radiation Therapy

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By:  Samy Hanna, PhD, PE. - Consultant Radiation therapy or radiotherapy (RT) describes the clinical process that uses ionizing radiation to kill cancerous cells. It is one of the major medical modalities used in treating cancer. Other widely used cancer treating modalities are surgery and chemotherapy. Actually, more than half of all cancer patients receive radiotherapy, either alone or in com...
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DRC Conflict-Free Sourcing

Altair Technologies, Inc. takes very seriously the worldwide concerns that metals mined in the conflict areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) may be making their way into the materials supply chain. Altair Technologies’ policy requires that it complies with the expectations in the EICC program by requiring its supply chain partners to certify in writing that they do not knowingly sel...
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8-Liter Ion-Pump Design

Altair Technologies commitment to innovative product development has lead to a new look on an old design.  As mentioned last time, one of the technologies that has been submitted as a SBIR grant proposal is a new 8 liter ion pump design.  As promised, lets discuss a few of the proposed innovations in this entry. The current ionization pumps that are commercially available suffer from loss of vacu...
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Altair Technologies Submits SBIR Grant Proposals

Altair Technologies continues it's development of innovative RF components with the recent submission of six Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant proposals.  As part of our proposals. we are teaming with SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SNAL) and Northern Illinois University (NIU) which we believe will lead to collaborations beyond the proposals.  The proposed developments range fr...
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Altair Technologies Ships X-Band Mobetron Accelerator

Altair Technologies, a leader in designing and manufacturing Linear Accelerators, is excited to ship a turnkey X-Band Mobetron accelerator this week; the guide is targeted for the medical market specializing in electron therapy.   Altair Engineering implemented various redesign features and contributed to the development of new IP.  The accelerator uses Altair's standard electron-gun assembly.  Co...
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RF Linear Accelerators for Medical and Industrial Applications

A friend of Altair Technologies, Dr. Samy Hanna, has authored a new textbook, RF Linear Accelerators for Medical and Industrial Applications, and it is currently available at Amazon Books. The book offers very practical explanations and details of basic concepts surrounding the operations and manufacturing processes of accelerator guides used for medical and industrial applications.  We recomme...
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A Vision and a Street Name

Back in the early 90’s, our founders Greg Cody along with Co-Founders Robert Butwell and Mike Green, set out to fill a niche within the TWT industry and brazing community.  At the time Greg was in between jobs and contract manufacturing was becoming mainstream in nearby Silicon Valley.  This along with their professions and experiences led them to believe their collective resolve could undoubtedly...
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Amparo Celebrates 10 Years with Altair

Altair Technologies is pleased to announce another wonderful employee has been inducted into the prestigious “Decade Club”, as Assembly Technician Amparo Contreras is celebrating 10 years of continual service. A major contributor for the many production and engineering projects here at Altair, she has been an absolute delight to work with and we all look forward to the next decade together.  Congr...
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Adam & Agyei Hit 10 Years with Altair

We are pleased to announce that our resident Engineer, Adam Mitchell, and QA Engineer, Agyei Sowande were both recently inducted into the "Decade Club", having reached a pinnacle of 10 years continuous employment with Altair Technologies.   It has been an absolute pleasure to work with and see Adam and Agyei grow and excel here at Altair.  We all look forward to their next ten years of smiles and...
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