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Non-Vacuum Electron Beam Welding

Periodical Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 6 - 8)
Main Theme Sheet Metal 2005
Edited by M. Geiger, J. Duflou, H.J.J. Kals, B. Shirvani and U.P. Singh
Pages 151-156
DOI 10.4028/
Citation U. Dilthey et al., 2005, Advanced Materials Research, 6-8, 151
Online since May 2005
Authors U. Dilthey, A. Gumenyuk, H. Masny
Keywords Application, Electron Beam Machining, Welding
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The electron beam has, for decades now, proven to be a most efficient and reliable tool for joining tasks in different application fields. Vacuum electron beam welding (EBW) has, for many years now, been a standard method for a great variety of industrial application fields. However, even out-of-vacuum (NV-EBW), the electron beam has become a high-productivity joining tool. The substantial weld depths which characterise vacuum electron beam welding are not achievable with the NV-EBW method – those weld depths characterise the vacuum electron beam and are a result of its power density. The strong points of NV-EBW lie, mainly, in high-speed production. The achievable welding speeds reach up to 60 m/min when welding aluminium sheets and up to 25 m/min when welding steel plates.