Accession Number:

AD0854884

Title:

Large Chamber Electron Beam Welding.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Mar 68-31 May 69,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

A 30 KW, electron beam welder was installed into a 39-foot-diameter vacuum chamber to investigate manufacturing methods for welding large structures by remote and automatic controls. The problems involving high voltage cable transients, closed circuit television monitoring and seam tracking were realized and modifications were made. The operation of the system was demonstrated by the welding of three sets of 8-foot-long, 1-inch-thick, 6AL-4V Titanium plates and three sets of 10-foot-diameter D6AC rocket case rings. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE