As much of the work in the FTMS lab involves instrument design and development, this page has been created to share some of these designs with the mass spectrometry community.
Thin Gate Valve: A new, minimum thickness gate valve design has been developed with integrated ion optics. The gate valve is milled into a double sided 6″ conflat flange and designed with a electrically floating valve blade which allows it to be used as an ion optical element. The whole story is available here: Link
Autodesk Professional Inventor V 8.0 was used to create these files. They can be downloaded here: Link
Exported IGES files can be downloaded here: Link (note: these IGES files may not be complete, if there’s any problems, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org)