WeldTechTalk Episode 16
Speaker: Chris Punshon , Head of New Energy Applications , Cambridge Vacuum Engineering
In this Weld Tech Talk , following points will be explored:
Electron beam (EB) welding is a powerful process capable of joining large thicknesses of metallic materials in a single pass leading to potential for high productivity combined with exceptional weld quality and minimal distortion. The development of reduced pressure EB (RPEB) and more recently laser welding has led to the possibility of deploying the process outside the usual confines of a vacuum chamber by means of local sealing and pumping. This local vacuum process variant also permits the delivery of active gas during welding leading to the possibility of weld composition modification in autogenous welds. The development of the local vacuum EB welding and commercialisation by Cambridge Vacuum Engineering will be described and the presentation will illustrate the practical application of the process in heavy section structural steels, austenitic stainless steels and high temperature alloys.
Examples of the current and potential applications will be presented together with evidence of achievable weld quality and properties.
Issues raised before the webinar will be slotted in as much as possible or can be raised at the Q&A session.
Tune in to know more..