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

The machine consists of two parts. The chamber where the component is manipulated and the gun where the welding beam is generated. Both parts are evacuated to a high vacuum 10-3 to 10-5 mbar. The electron beam is generated by passing current through a filament, applying a high voltage typically 40kv to 150kv and a control voltage to regulate the electron flow (beam current). The resulting beam can be focussed and deflected electrically onto the component joint. The component is manipulated under the beam and a rapid melt and resolidification process occurs which enables deep penetration to be achieved while minimally affecting the state of the surrounding material.