Since 1988, IJ (Intelligent Joining) Research has been well known for hermetically sealed products and services for the sealing, bonding and joining of ceramic and metal. We primarily serve the medical, aerospace, military, oil and gas, telecommunication, semiconductor, and various sensor and detector industries. Other applications include component level assemblies for high temperature, cryogenic, high vacuum, high pressure and corrosive environments.
IJ Research has maintained a good reputation over the years for (1) technical consultations on the initial development stages with material selections and design assistance and (2) follow-up production lot manufacturing with cost effective volume manufacturing. IJ Research has a long history working together with customers for their unique applications.
The company’s QA standard originates from military, aerospace and FDA standards. The current IJ Research QA system is ISO 9001-2015 certified with additions based on the aerospace, defense and FDA standards. Many of these additional features were requirements by specific customers that have now been incorporated into our global quality system. IJ Research follows the QA system for all production lots we manufacture.
IJ Research’s manufacturing facility is housed in a modern, two story building in Southern California. In recent years, we have replaced and refurbished older equipment with new state of art machines and controls. Our strict maintenance schedules and controlled use extend the longevity of our equipment far beyond expectation. Since adding new units for volume production, we now dedicate furnaces for specific processes. As an example, all Au brazing is done in two furnaces. Since many of our products are for medical applications, cross-contamination is not an option. At regular intervals, we perform biocompatibility testing to ensure cleanliness of our equipment. The new furnaces are custom designed and can be remotely controlled using smart phones.
In terms of the technologies in place and years of accumulated manufacturing know-how, IJ Research is one of the leading ceramic to metal seal companies in the US and likely the World. As the name implies, IJ Research provides input for the design and material selection to the level the customer requests. We always provide feedback for customer designs prior to hermetic seal processing. Our engineering department has the required knowledge of material behavior not only in terms of our sealing processes, but also with respect to the application.
IJ Research is a sealing house and brazing supplier/vendor. For certain configurations and applications, IJ Research seals the ceramic and metal with nothing in-between. The materials we use, but not limited to, are alumina, sapphire, zirconia, all other oxides, nitrides (AlN, Si3N4, BN), borides, carbides, carbon and graphite products, diamond, etc. together with SST, carbon steel, Ti, Mo, W, Ni alloys, Pt, Pd, Ir, Kovar, Alloy 52, Inconel, Hastelloy, MP35N, etc.