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Standard Spherical Chambers
Standard D-Shaped Chambers
Standard Cylindrical Chambers
Standard Box Chambers
Chamber Support Frames

MDC’s Standard Line of Chambers consists of Spherical, D-Shaped, Cylindrical and Box Configurations. They are available in Stainless Steel and Aluminum. They are supplied with Electropolished surface finish with Mounting Bosses and can be ordered with an optional Support Frame.

Standard Spherical Chambers

MDC Standard Spherical Chambers are versatile and designed to be suitable for a wide range of analytical studies and experiments.

Available in either a 12" or 16" nominal diameter they are constructed from 304L stainless steel. Both versions feature a variety of access ports of different sizes to accommodate connection to a variety of experimental devices, analytical instruments, viewports, electrical and motion feedthroughs, vacuum measurement gauge tubes as well as other accessories.

All 2-3/4 inch Del-Seal™ flanged ports are connected to the chamber with an oversize 1-3/4 inch outside diameter tubing to provide maximum apertures and allow the installation of larger devices. All access ports are precision aligned with a helium-neon laser during construction.

Fastening and sealing hardware, including copper gaskets and bolt sets, are found under the individual size flange in the Flanges & Fittings section of the MDC catalog
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Standard Features
  • 12" or 16" nominal diameter x 1/8" wall
  • 304L stainless steel construction
  • Electropolished surface finish for UHV service
  • Flange ports are non-rotatable Del Seals with thru bolt holes
  • All ports target chamber center
  • Bakeable to 400°C
  • Frame mounting brackets

Standard Options
  • Replace Del-Seal™ ports with ISO or add additional ports
  • Support Frame with leveling feet, p/n 220002
  • Frame options available: Swivel casters & leveling feet, working surface & lower shelf, instrumentation mounting rack

Standard D-Shaped Chambers

MDC’s Standard D-Shape Chambers offer versatility for a wide range of applications where full access to the chamber interior is readily available.

The standard design is 16-inches wide by 26-inches tall and features a semicircular back with an 8-inch radius. When viewed from above, the chamber has a distinctive D-shape. The chamber body and ports are 304L stainless steel and the door is constructed from 6061-T6 aluminum. The hinged door has a captured Viton® O-ring for a high vacuum seal and provides a quick opening door with full access to the entire chamber interior.

A variety of ISO KF & LF flanged ports accommodate connections for a number of devices such as pumps, analytical instruments, viewports, electrical or motion feedthroughs, vacuum measurement gauges and other accessories.

Fastening and sealing hardware, including O-rings and ISO clamps, are found under the individual size flange in the Flanges & Fittings section of the MDC catalog

The chamber has four mounting feet with standard 1/2-13 UNC-2B threads for securing to Chamber Stand 220008.


Standard Features
  • 24" body constructed from 304L stainless steel
  • 18" body constructed from 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Electropolished surface finish
  • Hinged door for quick and easy access to interior
  • Frame mounting feet

Standard Options
  • Support Frame with leveling feet, p/n 220002
  • Frame options available: Swivel casters & leveling feet, working surface & lower shelf, instrumentation mounting rack
  • UHV configuration with wire sealing front door and metal flanges (stainless steel version only)
  • Double jacket water-cooling of the main cylinder
  • Vertical orientations can also be configured
  • Smaller or larger cylindrical diameters can be configured
  • Alternate port options and locations available

Standard Cylindrical Chambers

MDC’s Standard Horizontal Cylindrical Chambers offer versatility for a wide range of applications where this is the desired configuration to meet the application need.

The standard designs are a 24" diameter vessel constructed from 304L stainless steel and an 18" diameter vessel constructed from 6061-T6 aluminum. Both versions feature a Viton® sealed quick opening hinged door for easy access to the interior of the chamber.


A variety of different size access ports have been added to accommodate connections for a number of devices such as pumps, analytical instruments, viewports, electrical and or motion feedthroughs, vacuum measurement gauges and other accessories.


The stainless steel chamber is offered with Del-Seal™ metal sealing flanged while the aluminum version is offered with ISO KF & LF port flanges. Both versions are engineered to include support feet to facilitate simple mounting to one of our standard frames or directly to your working surface.


MDC’s standard cylindrical chambers are designed for high vacuum service but the stainless steel version can easily be configured for UHV service by replacing the Viton® sealing front door with a wire sealing flange and changing the O-ring viewport to a Del-Seal™ flanged viewport. All sealing flanges and machined components have a standard 64 micro-inch surface finish. Seal surfaces are machined with a 32 micro-inch concentric finish suitable for vacuum applications.


Fastening and sealing hardware can be located under the individual

size flange in the Flanges & Fittings section of the MDC catalog.

Standard Features
  • 304L Stainless Steel body
  • Electropolished surface finish
  • Aluminum hinged door for easy access to interior
  • Frame mounting feet

Standard Options

  • Support Frame with leveling feet, p/n 220002
  • Frame options available: Swivel casters & leveling feet, working surface & lower shelf, instrumentation mounting rack
  • Trace water-cooling
  • Alternate sizes can be configured
  • Alternate port sizes available

Standard Box Chambers

MDC Standard Box Chambers are offered in two size configurations. Both offer quick access to the inside via a hinged access front door. The doors are constructed out of light weight aluminum and are O-ring sealed. These chambers are versatile in design and can be used for a wide range of deposition applications, analytical studies as well as other research related experiments.

Box chambers are available in either a 12" sq x 18" tall or 24" sq x 30" tall configuration. They are constructed from 304L stainless steel. Both versions feature a variety of access ports of different sizes to accommodate connection to a variety of experimental devices, analytical instruments, viewports, electrical and motion feedthroughs, vacuum measurement gauge tubes as well as other accessories.

Box chambers are welded out of plate stock thick enough to avoid deflection. The plates are surface ground or mechanically polished to remove mill scale providing an excellent surface condition that minimizes surface area. Final cleaning of the chamber surface is done by electropolishing removing any trace residue from the manufacturing process thus leaving the vacuum surface with a chromium rich condition allowing for rapid pumpdown.

All 2-3/4 inch Del-Seal™ flanged ports are connected to the chamber with oversized 1-3/4 inch outside diameter tubing to provide maximum apertures and allow the installation of larger devices. All access ports are precision aligned with a helium-neon laser during construction.

Fastening and sealing hardware, including copper gaskets and bolt sets, are found under the individual size flange in the Flanges & Fittings section of the MDC catalog.


Standard Features
  • 304L Stainless Steel body
  • Electropolished surface finish
  • Aluminum hinged door for easy access to interior
  • Frame mounting feet

Standard Options
  • Support Frame with leveling feet, p/n 220002
  • Frame options available: Swivel casters & leveling feet, working surface & lower shelf, instrumentation mounting rack
  • Trace water-cooling
  • Alternate sizes can be configured
  • Alternate port sizes locations available

Custom Capabilities

In addition to these standard chambers MDC is equipped to build custom vacuum chambers of virtually any complexity. Vacuum vessels can be built to your exact specifications from a rough hand-sketch, detailed engineering drawings or anything in-between. MDC’s engineering department uses the latest SolidWorks 3D CAD software and can accept drawings in DWG, DXF, IGES, STP or SolidWorks file formats. For a nominal fee MDC can supply a complete engineering documentation package on those projects for which the drawings were not provided by the customer.

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