2016 №06 (05) DOI of Article
2016 №06 (07)

The Paton Welding Journal 2016 #06
The Paton Welding Journal, 2016, #5-6, 35-42 pages

Technology and equipment for electron beam welding of structures in aerospace industry

V.M. Nesterenkov And K.S. Khripko

E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, NASU 11 Kazimir Malevich Str., 03680, Kiev, Ukraine. E-mail:

Electron beam welding is one of the leading technological processes used in development of structures for aerospace industry. For many years PWI has taken leading positions in development of specialized equipment for EBW. The paper provides description of different types of developed units, differing by overall dimensions of welding chamber, as well as variants of chambers and configurations of vacuum systems, displacement mechanisms of the EB gun or item being welded. All the units are fitted with modern systems of control of equipment included into them. Samples of aerospace products manufactured by EBW are given. 6 Ref., 16 Figures.

Keywords: electron beam welding, aerospace industry products, units, welding chambers, chamber overall dimensions, vacuum system, displacement mechanisms, control systems, welded components

Received:                15.03.16
Published:               19.07.16


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