Klystron Manufacturing Technology Program.
Final rept. Dec 80-Sep 82.
VARIAN ASSOCIATES INC PALO ALTO CA PALO ALTO MICROWAVE TUBE DIV
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A number of potential manufacturing technology improvements were identified and investigated for incorporation into the klystron amplifier. Some of these were discarded because they were not feasible or did not result in sufficient reduction of cost, improved manufacturing processes or yield factor. The principal areas of effort were 1 Investment castings, 2 Steel forgings, 3 Punch press parts, 4 Material changes, 5 Consolidation of elimination of parts and assembly operations, 6 Simplification of braze procedures, 7 Reduction of the number of brazes and machining steps between operations, 8 Use of fixturing and special tooling together with numerical control machining. 9 Reducing the skill level required to manufacture a complex device, 10 State of the art processing such as hobbing, cold forming, and sintering.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Metallurgy and Metallography
- Fabrication Metallurgy
- Machinery and Tools