Welding, Brazing, and Soldering
Electron-beam welding (EBW) can produce deep, narrow, and almost parallel-sided welds with low total heat input and relatively narrow heat-affected zones in a wide variety of common and exotic metals. This article discusses the joint configurations and shrinkage stresses encountered in various joint designs for electron-beam welding, as well as special joints and welds including multiple-pass welds, tangent-tube welds, three-piece welds, and multiple-tier welds. It provides a comparison of medium vacuum EBW with high-vacuum EBW. Scanning is a method of checking the run-out between the beam spot and the joint to be welded. The article describes various scanning techniques for welding dissimilar metals and provides information on the application of electron-beam wire-feed process for repairs. It concludes with a discussion on EBW of heat-resistant alloys, refractory metals, aluminum alloys, titanium alloys, copper and copper alloys, magnesium alloys, and beryllium.
Procedure Development and Practice Considerations for Electron-Beam Welding, Welding, Brazing, and Soldering, Vol 6, ASM Handbook, Edited By David LeRoy Olson, Thomas A. Siewert, Stephen Liu, Glen R. Edwards, ASM International, 1993, p 851–873, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v06.a0001444
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