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Frequently Asked Questions
Concept Group’s R&D and manufacturing facilities are located in the United States.
The Insulon® manufacturing process creates a sterilized final product, rendering it safe to use in medical applications. Additionally, since the product is made of inert materials, it can be used in countless consumer applications.
Yes, we do! Glass-to-metal hermetics and brazing are still an important part of our business.
Yes, we do! Please contact us for further details.
Yes! We have many international business relationships and look forward to working with you regardless of your location.
Yes, the same insulating principle applies regardless of where the extreme temperature is located.
Most Insulon® parts are made from stainless steel. Other materials can be used when applications face temperatures beyond stainless steel’s capabilities. If your application requires other materials, we would be happy to discuss the feasibility with you.
Our present Insulon® portfolio is primarily cylindrical and can-shaped designs but we are actively developing our technology for other geometries. If you require a highly-effective thermal barrier with a minimal footprint, we welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs and custom-design a solution that would increase your application’s thermal performance.
Since R value is dependent on many factors, including shape, thickness, size, material, and environment, this question cannot be answered directly. To discuss the potential for a specific analysis of your application, please feel free to contact us.
Concept Group was founded in 1970 as a precision CNC machine shop supplying the aerospace industry and a manufacturer of parts for the hermetic glass-to-metal seal market. Over the years, as our customers’ needs evolved, the company developed and patented it’s Insulon® technology. This technology offers a solution to many thermal issues in which traditional insulation barriers proved lacking. Concept Group is dedicated to continuing its tradition of offering cutting edge technology in our product lines and we look forward to working with you to find solutions to your unique needs.
The durability of Insulon® can be viewed in at least two ways — shelf life and how long its integrity is maintained. Assuming proper handling and storage, Insulon’s® shelf life can be measured in years, even decades. Longevity is dependent on the application, size, and the type of materials used.
Although our thermal barriers can be as thin as 0.010″ (0.25mm), our product is not a coating.
Most of our products are made of austenitic stainless steels. A variety of materials are compatible with Insulon technology and material selection would be made to suit the specific application.
Can Insulon products be made of Aluminum? We can process aluminum but due to its high thermal conductivity it is not suitable for thermal barriers.
Insulon flat plates/panels are in a research and development stage. Once the product is ready, we will be able to fabricate panels in difference shapes, configurations and sizes.
Yes, our products can be produced to be DFARS compliant. If your project needs to satisfy any other regulation, please let us know and we can make choices to accommodate that.
Yes, our products can be designed and produced to be a food grade thermal insulator.
Majority of our products are carefully designed, custom made solutions but Concept group will be releasing a standard tube product in the near future. We are planning to release tubes of various diameters (0.25″, 3/8″,0.5″ etc.) and different lengths along with the necessary connectors and couplings. These insulated tubes can be bent in the field to suit your requirements. We are also planning to include a flexible insulated tube.
It is possible in certain scenarios; depends on the particular product. If your application requires a flange or a mounting bracket on the thermal barrier, let us know and we can supply it as a completed assembly.
Majority of the components produced today are in the form of cylindrical tubes and cans. A variety of other shapes and contours are compatible with our process. The thickness of our barrier can be as low as 0.010” (0.25mm). With respect to insulated tubing, we can produce in straight, bent and flexible sections.
Diameter range: from fine needle gauge sizes up to 2 feet
Length range: up to 10 feet
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