Research with no Money

Great Ideas, No budget....

It's becoming a tiresome mantra, but there we are.  We haven't seen our customers straining pump oil through cheesecloth - except for Fomblin - but there's no doubt that making do is a vital job skill.  So in the spirit of earlier hard times we offer some ideas that won't replace good funding, but can still stretch the research budget.

Concept #1:  Recycle.  Very often the difference between what you have and what you want can be solved with a creative rebuild.  A new fixture, some new ports, a deposition source can make a new and inexpensive research tool out of an antique.  Tell us what you want to do, what you have on hand, and we'll do the rest.

Concept #2:  Cheap and Cheerful.  Vacuum hardware is often too expensive for what it is.  A medium size turbo pump costs more than a medium size car, and we don't need to mention the less common stuff.  The truth is, high-end industrial equipment pulls prices up and inhibits development of reasonably priced components.  We help you find what works.

Concept #3:  It if doesn't exist, it's ok to invent it.  We'll help.  Call us.