Articles

Advancing Aerospace: 5 Applications of Electron Beam Welding

Common materials that require welding in the aerospace industry include various alloys of aluminum, Inconel, stainless steel, titanium and several others. Here, we explore five key applications where EB Welding plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of aerospace engineering.

Read More ►

Complying With New CMMC Cybersecurity DOD Standards

The aerospace and defense industry is critical to national security because it deals with advanced technology and confidential information. Therefore, ensuring that the highest cybersecurity standards are in place is essential.

Read More ►

How to Select a Welding Vendor

Considering how critical welds are, how much thought are you putting into welding and who is doing that welding for you? This guide will break down choosing a welding vendor and give you a framework to help make decisions that fit all aspects of your requirements, from quality, to expedience, to price.

Read More ►

Advantages of Electron Beam Welding for Aerospace Applications

In the aerospace industry, precision and reliability are paramount. When it comes to joining critical components, such as those found in aircraft engines or structural elements, choosing the right welding method is crucial. Electron beam welding is the choice for quality.

Read More ►

Why Welds Fail

There are many reasons a weld can fail, but generally, weld failures can be attributed to a few causes that can be mitigated with experience and the right process approach.

Read More ►

Welding Difficult and Dissimilar Metals

Critical applications often require metals with special properties. Often, those properties make welding more challenging. Metallurgy, the right welding process, and experience go a long way toward meeting the challenge.

Read More ►

Test to the Application, Not the Specification

Proper testing lies not in the specification but in the application. Too much testing can be costly and unnecessary. Too little testing, or testing only to the standard, can leave you with parts that don’t perform in the application. The right testing follows the requirements of the application.

Read More ►

Welding to AMS 2680

AMS 2680 is a very stringent aerospace welding standard that is applied in critical applications.

Read More ►

Raytheon Approved for Laser and Electron Beam Welding

Raytheon is well-known for maintaining high standards and quality. EB Industries is now an approved Raytheon supplier for electron beam welding services.

Read More ►

EB Industries is a Pratt & Whitney Approved Supplier

Pratt & Whitney is known for the high quality of its products. That quality is maintained, in part, by Pratt & Whitney’s very high standards and rigorous supplier approval system. We’re proud that we’re an approved Pratt and Whiney supplier.

Read More ►

Copper to Stainless Steel Welding

Welding copper to stainless steel is something we do quite about for our customers. It can be a tricky combination of materials to weld. Here is a bit about it, the problems involved, and the solutions we use at EBI.

Read More ►

Medical Devices: a Study in Collaboration

Medical devices take a long time to get to market. We specialize in collaborating with our suppliers to move faster with full quality and documentation.

Read More ►

Extraordinary Demands in Extraordinary Times

COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic have been a test to the way all of us do business. Do your suppliers have your back? We’ve been here for our customers, and this article describes our commitment.

Read More ►

We’ve Gotten a Perfect Score: NPS 100

We’ve been awarded a Net Promoter Score of +100. What is an NPS, and what does this all mean? Read on to find out.

Read More ►

ISO 13485:2016 Certified Vendors Make Good Business Sense

ISO 13485:2016, the latest version of the international standard for medical devices, has been adopted by the FDA. Practically, what this means is that if you’re making medical devices in the United States, it makes sense to deal with suppliers that are certified to the standard, which we are.

Read More ►

Conduction Mode and Keyhole Mode Welding

High energy fusion welding systems – electron beam and laser beam welding – have two basic welding modes. Which one is best for your application depends on a variety of factors. This article is a quick look at the two modes and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Read More ►

CW and Pulsed Laser Welding

Continuous wave or pulsed laser welding… what are the differences, and more importantly, which is more suited to your application? This article is a quick look at the pros and cons of each, to help you make decisions when developing your project.

Read More ►

Welding Specifications for Electron Beam Welding

Electron beam welding is controlled by a number of different standards. This article provides an overview of the differences between these standards with respect to the issues engineers must consider when designing assemblies for EBW (Electron Beam Welding)

Read More ►

Winning Work Back from Overseas

The dominant narrative these days about the manufacturing business in the United States is that China is strangling it with lower costs driven by less regulation and cheap labor. However, American companies can compete if they’re innovative and persistent, and we at EB Industries are proud to be an American company that is making a difference in keeping manufacturing in the United States.

Read More ►

AS9100: the Advantages of Standards

AS9100 is an aerospace industry standard that is rigorous and comprehensive. This article discusses the standard in detail and explains why it is to your benefit to work with companies that have AS9100 certification.

Read More ►

Developing Welds: A Study in Collaboration

Collaborating with our customers is the foundation of our philosophy at EBI. This article is about one such collaboration with a battery manufacturer, and how we used our expertise with laser welding technology to help them cost effectively manufacture their product.

Read More ►

3D Laser Cutting and Welding: A Game Changer

We’ve added 3D Laser Welding and Laser Cutting to our services. Here’s a bit about it and how it might be of benefit to you.

Read More ►

EB Industries Featured in The Fabricator Magazine’s August Issue

We recently wrote a very comprehensive article on the differences between electron beam and laser beam welding for The Fabricator Magazine. Read on for details.

Read More ►

How to Get a 0% Weld Failure Rate

EB Industries has an industry low weld failure rate. One of our customers was curious as to why we could achieve this compared to some of their other suppliers. Here’s the story.

Read More ►

Why EB Welding Is Still Cutting Edge Technology

EB Welding technology has been around since the 1950’s. And despite all the scientific and technological advances across six decades, it is still the best process to join metals, especially difficult to weld alloys and dissimilar materials. Here’s why it is still top dog after all these years.

Read More ►

Welding Aluminum: Solving Porosity Problems

Welding T2219 Aluminum to AMS2680 is very difficult, principally due to porosity issues. This brief article is how EBI developed a process to weld a particularly difficult weld in a mission critical aerospace application.

Read More ►

EB Industries Celebrates 50th Anniversary as Leading Electron Beam and Laser Welding Firm

EB Industries was one of the first companies in the United States to embrace electron beam welding technology. And we’ve been an industry leader since. Recently, EBI celebrated a birthday.

Read More ►

Precision Welding as an Alternative to Brazing

Brazing is a commonly used joining process, but for many applications it simply isn’t rugged enough or appropriate for heat sensitive components. We have an alternative. Read about it here.

Read More ►
See Older Articles

Application Advantages of Electron Beam Welding (EB Welding)

A brief look at the application advantages of EB Welding.

Read More ►

3 Keys to Quality Precision Welding

Maintaining high quality standards when performing precision welding isn’t particularly difficult, but it does require forethought and attention to detail. Here is how we see out at EB Industries.

Read More ►

The Growing Need for Electron Beam Welding in Mexico

Mexico is increasingly a player in global manufacturing, including aerospace. EBI has been working with Boeing in Mexico and other international aerospace firms to provide one of the key services which manufacturing in Mexico lacks: EB Welding.

Read More ►

Pin Weld Trick

Our customers seem to reserve for us their most difficult, challenging weld requirements. This particular application was especially demanding, but engineering and experience usually win the day.

Read More ►

Benefits of Laser Beam Welding for the Medical Industry

Welds in medical devices and instruments are mission critical: a failure could mean a life. AT EBI we work to the highest standards to ensure high reliability and unbeatable quality, which is why we are an ISO 13485 certified shop.

Read More ►

LED Welding

LED lights are marvelous things. Bright, energy efficient, and long lasting, we have our shop LED lights switched on when we weld LED light systems for our customers.

Read More ►

We Know the Secrets to High Production Volume Electron Beam Welding

Electron beam welding is a complex process, but if approached cogently, it can be highly cost effective. This is how we approach EB welding at EB Industries.

Read More ►

EB Industries Adds High Power IPG Photonics Laser Capabilities as Part of Strategic Growth Plan

We’ve added a new Ytterbium fiber laser to our equipment. Versatile and powerful, we look forwards to what our new laser can accomplish for our customers.

Read More ►

With Manufacturing Activity on the Rise, EB Industries is Strategically Investing to Meet Customer Demand

Manufacturing in the US is on the rise, but the market is competitive, which is why EB Industries is strategically investing now. 

Read More ►

Airball Products Produces 5 Millionth Hollow Metal Ball

Hollow metal balls are an excellent alternative to solid metal balls when light weight strength is required. Our hollow metal ball manufacture has been increasing yearly. We’ve hit a 1,000,000 ball milestone.

Read More ►

Advantages of Electron Beam Welding and the Industries We Serve

Electron beam welding is a versatile process that works well for many application across many industrial sectors. Here is a brief rundown of what we do and who we do it for at EB Industries.

Read More ►

Precision Welding from EB Industries

Precision welding as a term doesn’t capture all our capabilities at EB Industry. Here is a brief rundown of our services and strengths.

Read More ►

EB Industries Continues Participation in CERN ATLAS Pixel Detector Project at the LHC

We’ve been involved in supporting research at CERN and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for years. Our latest involvement is making thousands of welds in aluminum tubes for the Atlas Pixel Detector.

Read More ►

Laser Hermetic Sealing

Laser hermetic sealing is an excellent way to protect delicate components in harsh environments. In space,or underwater, or in the human body, a modern laser hermetically sealed package will outperform a traditionally sealed package in almost all criteria.

Read More ►

Benefits of Laser Welding

Laser welding is a versatile and cost effective way to join metal parts. This article explores some of the reasons why laser welding might be appropriate for your application.

Read More ►