Lab Techniche, a sister company to VacTechniche, has been formed by Ray Whitehouse as a result of customer requests for new and competitive products for industry and research laboratories.

Since the late 1970’s, Ray has gained vast experimental experience with laboratory equipment from working at establishments such as Morganite Crucible (Norton, Worcester), RSRE(Malvern), Dolphin Packaging (Cheltenham). VG Special Systems, VG Sheetmetal, Vacuum Generators(Hastings), Kurt J Lesker(Hastings) and UHV Design (Lewes).

  • Material formulation
  • viscosity and material testing
  • Hardness and stress analysis
  • Material annealing
  • Induction crucible testing for furnace applications
  • Foundry Patternmaking and advanced mould techniques
  • Design and manufacture of bespoke Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) systems
  • Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) Systems
  • Molecular Beam Epitaxy(MBE)
  • Hot Isotopic Pressing (Hipping)
  • Spectrometry
  • X-ray
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Crystal Growth
  • Sample polishing
  • Surface flatness analysis

Ray trained as a Scientific Glassblower (RSRE, Malvern), working in Borosilicate and Quartz glass, gaining skills in hand and lathe work, designing and creating glassware such as Silicon Crystal growth (Czochralski Process), CO2 Lasers, Multitube condensers and Dewar’s.

Here at Lab Techniche, our aim is to supply a selective choice of products, providing high quality equipment at the right price. We understand the difficulties of budget restraints, and so work with our customers to provide a flexible solution.