Electron beam welding is used for joining metallic materials with normal welding seam depths. The very thin weld seam its narrow heat affected zones drastically minimises the energy transferred and the distortion to the component as whole. Components that have a tendency to distort and subassemblies...
Electron beam technology - Application areas
As a universal tool for processing metallic materials by means of welding, drilling and surface treatment, the electron beam has been used in industry for many years. The behaviour of the electron beam when it penetrates the material being processed is one of the most important, but also one of the most difficult, parts of electron beam technology.
Basic information about the different areas of EB technology
The application for electron beam hardening lies in treating surfaces with a hardening depth ranging from 0.1 – 1.0 (1.5) mm and is particularly used when high demands are placed on the welding process and with components that are prone to distortion.