Electron Beam Welding

Electron beam (EB) welding is a high-power welding method where the weld joint is bombarded with a powerful concentrated beam of electrons. The density of electrons can reach 107 W/cm2, higher than any other known welding process, including laser welding.

In the EB-field, the mechanical workshop and facilities at IFE, Kjeller is one of the largest in Scandinavia. We provide product development as well as production welding. We can weld material thicknesses in the range from 0,05 mm to 100 mm.

In the EB-field, the mechanical workshop and facilities at IFE, Kjeller is one of the largest in Scandinavia. We provide product development as well as production welding. We can weld material thicknesses in the range from 0,05 mm to 100 mm.

Components, such as glass sensors that cannot be exposed to high temperature, can be welded with EB-welding with great success. The heat input in the welding area is low.

EB-welding has also other great advantages, such as welding of “unweldable” materials and dissimilar materials. Welding with large differences in thickness, and welding of machined and heat treaded components without machining afterwards, is also possible.

Unique competence and over 50 years of experience

IFE has been providing EB-welding since 1967 in a highly professional and qualified material technological environment. IFE has five large EB welding machines, with dedicated service and maintenance engineers offering high delivery reliability.

Customers and projects

Product development and production welding for Norwegian and international companies take up to 75 % of the workload. The products are divided into two main groups. The first group consists of equipment for jet engines, aerospace and military products in steel, titanium, and aluminum. The second group consists of equipment for the petroleum industry; measuring sensors, valves, etc. in stainless steels, nickel alloys, and titanium.

IFE offers research on assignments. Please contact:

Wickstrøm, Kristin

Nuclear Material Technology, Electron Beam and Workshops,

+47 416 68 722