Applied Vacuum Technology

Call Out to Skilled Workers: Come to Minnesota!

The Vikings are not the only team players in Minnesota. At Anderson Dahlen, we believe fully in a team dynamic that allows us to create some of the most powerful industrial equipment in the country. We also understand that developing the best manufacturing team in the nation means more than just providing great jobs with […]

ADI Helping Scientific Research for Today and the Future

The Scientific Method, as described by Webster’s Dictionary, is as follows: “…the systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.” Over time and repetition, the experiments and discoveries of our scientists and research technicians can help us better understand our world, ourselves, and our universe. Perhaps there is no other […]

4 Things to Look for in Manufacturing a Large Vacuum Chamber

Anderson Dahlen’s Vacuum business segment is a leading producer of custom-made vacuum chambers. Since 1989, our team has provided unique vacuum design and build research projects to top National Labs and Universities, as well as repeat manufacturing of chambers for world-class equipment manufacturers. When working with large vacuum chambers, knowing some critical factors for success […]


Complex machinery is no stranger to modern manufacturing. Whether it’s integrated into the high-end scientific research process, product research, development, testing, or the manufacturing process itself; pressure-rated vacuum equipment is becoming more and more commonplace. This leads many to wonder: what is it for? First, let’s start by discussing the various types of high-pressure vacuum […]

The Many Crucial Roles of Vacuum Chambers

For more than 30 years we have served as experts in a much wider range of the vacuum spectrum, from moderate vacuum for industrial processes to extremely high vacuum (XHV) for critical scientific study. Production sizes can go from one-of-a-kind research chambers for national labs and universities to production volume chambers for world-class manufacturers. To […]

Anderson Dahlen Vacuum Research Published in Leading Journal

We’re pleased to announce that our research, “Outgassing rate comparison of seven geometrically similar vacuum chambers of different materials and heat treatments,” was recently published in the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology (JVST) newsletter, “Beneath the AVS Surface.” JVST is devoted to publishing reports of original research, letters, and review articles on microelectronics and […]

Learn About the Vacuum Equipment Leading Neutrino Discoveries

The Applied Vacuum Division (AVD) of Anderson Dahlen, which designs and manufactures custom chambers and precision components for Extreme High Vacuum (XHV) requirements, is providing critical products to research groups at the forefront of the recent surge in neutrino research. While neutrinos are one of the most abundant particles in the universe, they are very […]


The Applied Vacuum Division (AVD) of Anderson Dahlen is both proud and excited to be shipping this beautiful chamber, frame, and special hardware from our Waconia facility to UCLA. The 316L SS chamber and hardware were annealed in accordance with AVD’s proprietary heat treatment process to reduce hydrogen outgassing and magnetic permeability. Once delivered, this […]

Plant Operations Veteran Jon Nordrum to Lead Vacuum Division as General Manager

As most of us are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the greatest challenge for businesses is finding a balance between maintaining normal operations while closely monitoring the safety and well being of employees and customers our #1 priority. Anderson Dahlen has been working very hard (and successfully) to strike that very balance. Throughout this time, […]

LIGO CalTech Awards Anderson Dahlen’s Applied Vacuum Division with A+ Upgrade Filter Cavity Vacuum Beamline Fabrication Contract

Photo Blend of LIGO Hanford and Livingston Observatories LIGO Image Credit: LIGO-Virgo Collaboration. Sunset Credit: Getty Images. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is a large-scale physics experiment that was designed and built to detect cosmic gravitational waves. Construction of the two observatories began in the mid-90s with the aim of detecting gravitational waves by […]