August 10, 2010
Joining Technologies, East Granby, Conn., has expanded its capabilities in both laser beam welding and electron beam welding to take on more welding projects in the medical device and aerospace industries. It is also better able to streamline the manufacturing process for products that use both laser and EB welding for different steps, including sensors and medical devices.
Having access to both technologies can be useful for jobs that require a vacuum within the finished part. Generally, a laser will be used wherever possible to keep cycle times and costs down, while EBW is employed to achieve the deeper-penetration welds or to create a vacuum.