On October 16th and 17th the Lesker Company partnered with the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Vacuum Society to present a two-day workshop at the University of Pittsburgh on Vacuum Fundamentals, Techniques and Deposition Technology. Classes were held at the University Club on the Pitt campus.
Presenters from KJLC included Evan Sawyer, Garret Grenek, and J.R. Gaines. Our company provided about 8 hours of content including an Introduction to Vacuum Technology, Introduction to Vacuum Gauging, and Physical Vapor Deposition and Thin Film Growth Models. This bi-annual event is held to provide much-needed training on vacuum technology to regional members of the American Vacuum Society and the student tuition is used to support the efforts of the Western PA chapter.
Other presenters included Mr. Chris Horwitz, president of ElectroGrip Company and Ron Hawranko of Leybold USA, Inc. There was a live demonstration of helium leak detection (Leybold) as well as classes on flanges, fittings, and pumps.