Thoughtventions Unlimited LLC

Thoughtventions Unlimited LLC
40 Nutmeg Lane
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Tel: (860) 657-9014
Email: thought@tvu.com
Established 1993

TvU News

NASA has awarded a SBIR Phase 2 program to Thoughtventions. (21 April 2015)

This 24-month long, $750,000 prototype development program to create a fiber optic jet engine turbine blade thermal imaging instrument started 27 May 2015.

TvU Products and Services

Furnaces

High Temperature Research Furnaces

High Temperature Vacuum/Inert Gas Furnaces ≤2000°C
High Temperature Air Furnaces ≤1800°C
High Temperature Mini Furnaces ≤2000°C

Transparent Research Furnaces

Fully Transparent Furnaces ≤700°C
High Temperature Transparent Furnaces ≤1200°C
Multizone Transparent Furnaces ≤1200°C
Air Transparent Furnaces Over 1000°C

Vacuum Research Furnaces

Single Zone Vacuum Tube Furnaces ≤1600°C
Multizone Vacuum Tube Furnaces ≤1600°C
Getter Furnaces
High Vacuum Tube Furnaces

Rapid Heating Research Furnaces

Fast Furnaces ≤1500°C
High Heating Rate Optical Furnaces

High Pressure High Temperature Research Furnaces

Inert Gas/Reducing Gas/Vacuum ≤1800°C
Air ≤1600°C

Quench Research Furnaces

Oil Quench Furnaces
Air Quench Furnaces ≤1200°C

Imaging Research Furnaces

1000°C Imaging Furnaces
1400°C Imaging Furnaces

Ancillary Equipment

Furnace Temperature Controllers
Vacuum and Gas Systems
High Temperature Sealing Systems

Special Purpose Research Furnaces

Vacuum Pedestal Furnaces ≤1500°C
Airlock Furnaces
Shaker Furnaces
Double Shell Incineration Furnaces

Custom Research Furnaces

Whatever you want.

List of Past Furnace Products

You Should Know This About Furnaces


Ask us about extending the parameters of these systems.

We can often beat the price on other companies' standard furnaces!


Optical Systems - Optical Cells, Optical Access, Windows, Illumination

Sapphire Window Systems

Viewports

High Temperature/High Pressure Viewports
High Temperature/Vacuum Viewports
Extreme Temperature Pressurized Viewport

Cells

High Pressure/Moderate Temperature Cells
Fluid Visualization Cells

Windows

Sapphire Windows
Quartz Windows
Gold Coated Windows
IR Windows

Fiber Optics

Fiber Optics
Metal Clad Fiber Optics

Endoscopes

Endoscopes

Furnace Viewing Systems

Furnace Windows and Illumination

List of Optical Products Completed

Other Products

Sapphire/Alumina Bond/Seal Traverser
Gold Coating Services Vacuum Products

TvU Research Equipment Products

You specify it, we design it, make it, and test it.

Optical Systems: Optics trains, windows, lasers, detection systems, optical diagnostics; learn through optical monitoring.

Flow and Vacuum Systems: Move the fluids the way you want to.

Heat Transfer Systems: Heating, cooling, insulation - control your temperature.

We try to help you do what you want to do. We use what equipment you have if you want to spend less. New or used equipment - your choice.

TvU's Product History

RESEARCH FURNACES we have completed.

VACUUM SYSTEMS we have completed.

VIEWING SYSTEMS we have completed.

Other Products & Services we have completed.

COMMERCIAL RESEARCH PROJECTS we have completed.

Our CUSTOMER LIST.


TvU's Consulting / Research & Development Services

Custom Physical Sciences Instruments and Equipment

Honest(!) evaluation of technology programs, science, state of the art, equipment, technology value.

We will work with you to find out the right questions to ask and solutions to your problems.

Consulting

Multidisciplinary Applied Physical Sciences: Many different technical areas simultaneously.

Research and Development Services

Capabilities

Research and Development Technical Areas and Qualifications

TvU Internal Research and Development

Funded Research Abstracts

About Thoughtventions

Company Description

Facilities & Equipment

Publications

Personnel

Current Projects - Investment Opportunities

Employment / Job Opportunities

Credentials


TvU White Papers

Cryostabilized Propellants

TvU Products Under Development

Particle Heat Exchangers

>2000°C Vacuum Inert Furnace

>1800°C Air Furnaces

TvU Editorials

Chemical Propulsion Research

The Development of Space

Where are the Failures?

These editorials represent only the opinions of TvU.


Research Papers by Stephen Cuyler Bates - Complete technical papers in html

Furnace

Combustion

Cryogenics

Cryogenic Propulsion

Diagnostics

Equipment

Fiber Optics

Materials

Particles in Flows

Optics