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ISO Registered

High Quality Standards

In House Metallurgist

We Don't Charge Extra For Engineering.

Inventory Program

No Minimums - We'll Hold Inventory

Electron Beam Welding Continuous Strip Welding Services

Electron Beam Welding: Joining Two, or More, Dissimilar Materials

Continuous Electron Beam Welding (EBW) is a process whereby an electron beam is used to join two or more dissimilar materials, thicknesses, and tempers together in an edge to edge fashion. The resulting compound product provides performance that is not available in a single material.

ThEBW process allows customers to stamp continuous coils of welded strip, rather than assemble individual components. In addition to reduced labor costs, reduced material costs are also realized by eliminating the scrap produced by a conventional milling or skiving process.

Electron Beam Welding can be used to join dissimilar metals and alloys, of both precious and non-precious metals. Fusing component materials with different thicknesses, tempers, tensile strengths and conductivities is no problem for this process. Even metals with dissimilar melting points can be welded by this method, including refractory alloys.

Used in many industries including energy management, consumer electronics and communications, typical Electron Beam Strip Welding applications include:

  • High Power electrical contacts
  • Metal strip resistors
  • Switches and relays
  • Spring contacts
  • Applications not suited to skiving or milling (Stainless Steel)
  • Automotive circuit breakers
  • Thermostatic controls
  • Medical devices 
  • Sensors
Cladding Operations
Electron Beam Strip Welding
Cladding Operations
Electron Beam Strip Welding
Cladding Operations
Electron Beam Strip Welding

See our Project Gallery for case studies of Vincent Metals product applications.

The Electron Beam Welding Process 

High energy electrons, produced by a filament or cathode, are blasted at the metals to be joined. These electrons are accelerated using electrical fields and focused using magnetic fields, often in a vacuum environment to prevent scattering by stray gas molecules

The impact of this directed stream of electrons generates heat which melts the parent metal, causing a small, fusion weld to be formed in that exact spot.

The resulting join is of very high quality and the localized heating means that there is minimal distortion of the rest of the metal around the weld area. Since it is carried out in a vacuumpotential impurities are eliminated or vaporized, making the resulting weld site very clean.

Welding is carried out in a continuous strip, producing weld depths from 0.05mm to up to 200mm without the need for a filler metal. Weld quality is exceptional and the method is highly efficient, controllable and reproducible, making it useful for high volume automated production. 

Computerized control means that very fast welding speeds can be achieved, resulting in high process efficiency. The electron beam can also be used to selectively anneal a narrow zone along the length of the metal coil, if necessary.

Precision, custom-built fixtures are often necessary to support components prior to welding and CNC tables move parts to position them within the welding chamber. Over 30 years of experience in engineering design and providing Electron Beam Welding services means that Vincent Metals Corporation are experts in planning and setting up tooling for every application.

Contact Vincent Metals Corporation for your next Inlay Electron Beam Strip Welding Project

Feel free to Request a Quote for your next electron beam strip welding project. An example configuration we can manufacture is shown to the right.

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