Microwave Journal

A.T. Wall Touts Precision-drawn Waveguide Tubing

June 14, 2011

A.T. Wall Co. featured a range of precision-drawn, high-quality waveguide tubing at the IMS 2011 in Baltimore. Highlighted products included thin wall aluminum waveguide and seamless flexible waveguide.

A.T Wall’s broad selection of waveguide tubing is available in-stock, allowing for fast and efficient turnaround time to meet the special product requirements of customers. In addition, A.T. Wall opened a new European warehouse facility in February 2011. Staffed by international freight and transportation logistics specialists Triple Logistics and Oceanair, the warehouse stocks a variety of waveguide, further reducing transportation costs and delivery times.

Thin wall aluminum waveguide and seamless flexible waveguide are applicable to airborne systems and space in all satellite applications. Systems designed with aluminum tubes with ½ of or less of the standard wall thickness and performance of heavier walled products allow engineers to save thousands of dollars in a launch. Flexible waveguide also saves the customer money by reducing space needs with its ability to be bent to fit into small spaces.

A.T. Wall also featured side wall frames for hybrid microelectronic circuit packages used in defense, commercial electronics and medical applications worldwide. These tubular frames serve as sidewalls for hermetically sealed flat packs that demand restrictive dimensional tolerance and precise metallurgical qualities. For this market A.T. Wall also featured stamped covers and bases.

From A.T. Wall’s stamping division, a base for a universal sensor originally produced as a machined part was featured. A.T. Wall engineers work with a customer’s engineering staff to develop a stamping process which results in significant cost reduction and increased manufacturing efficiency. Depending upon the quantity produced, the customer can achieve up to 65 percent cost savings using a stamped part rather than a machined part.