ISO 9001 & UKAS Registered, Electron Beam Services in the United Kingdom ISO 9001 & UKAS Registered, Electron Beam Services in the United Kingdom

The process of heat treating within the vacuum environment means the component comes out clean after processing and ideal for finished machined components.

The components are put into the furnace cold and evacuated, the heating process is started and because it is in vacuum there is no oxidation even at elevated temperatures, at the end of the process inert gas is used to cool.

Brazing can be assembled and pasted (in jigs if required) and processed in the same clean environment resulting in clean and reproducible joints.

Metallagraphic inspection.
A section of the weld can be taken and etched to show the profile of the beam and joint , this is sometimes required before doing critical joints.

Stress relieving.
Shrink fitting of components is a common thing to do for gears and generally involves heating the outer ring to about 180 degrees and cooling the inner section sometimes in liquid nitrogen.