About Us

Cambridge Vacuum Engineering (CVE) design, build, and service electron beam welding and laser welding systems. With more than 60-years of experience, CVE manufacture process solution systems for:

CVE’s headquarters are in Waterbeach, Cambridge, UK, operating from 30,000 square feet of office, manufacturing, and development space.

CVE

Cambridge Vacuum Engineering (CVE) design, build, and service electron beam welding and laser welding systems. With more than 60-years of experience, CVE manufacture process solution systems for:

CVE’s headquarters are in Waterbeach, Cambridge, UK, operating from 30,000 square feet of office, manufacturing, and development space.

CVE

Cambridge Vacuum Engineering (CVE) design, build, and service electron beam welding and laser welding systems. With more than 60-years of experience, CVE manufacture process solution systems for:

CVE’s headquarters are in Waterbeach, Cambridge, UK, operating from 30,000 square feet of office, manufacturing, and development space.

CVE

Cambridge Vacuum Engineering (CVE) design, build, and service electron beam welding and laser welding systems. With more than 60-years of experience, CVE manufacture process solution systems for:

CVE’s headquarters are in Waterbeach, Cambridge, UK, operating from 30,000 square feet of office, manufacturing, and development space.

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In addition to our main design and manufacturing site in the UK, CVE has two regional offices in Beijing, China, and Massachusetts, USA, as well as a global network of agents.

CVE applies professional engineering skills to customer requirements, resulting in innovative solutions to technical problems. We have a highly skilled workforce, an experienced engineering design department, and an extensive service team – all supported by a range of in-house test and diagnostic facilities.

A 60kV, 5kW electron beam welder, equipped with the latest technology, is permanently sited at CVE. This enables us to:

  • Develop customer weld parameters
  • Provide weld samples
  • Trial parts for customers
  • Provide training courses
  • Offer a small electron beam welding service
  • Develop new hardware and software

Our strategy is to build on the worldwide reputation of CVE and develop new applications for electron beam and laser technology.

Our History
1950s

CVE’s history began in the late 1950s in Cambridge, UK, with the founding of Torvac: a company specialising in the manufacture of electron beam welders and vacuum furnaces. Torvac purchased the Hawker Siddley Dynamics ‘Dynaweld’ technology, which added 150kV welders to our range.

1950s
1960s

In the 1960s, a breakaway group formed called Wentgate Engineers. For many years, the two companies traded in competition.

1960s
1980s

In the late 1980s, Torvac and Wentgate Engineers were both acquired by Thermal Scientific, under their new TI Group ownership. The companies reconciled, moved to the Waterbeach site, and began trading under a new name – Cambridge Vacuum Engineering (CVE).

1980s
2000s

In 2001, Aquasium Technology Ltd became the new owner of CVE, which saw CVE go from strength to strength, adding revolutionary technologies Ebflow and Ebflow Light to CVE’s product line – as well as laser welding systems.

2000s
2010s

In 2007, CVE merged with WDI in the USA creating a new subsidiary CVE Inc., based in Massachusetts, expanding our global presence and reach.

2010s
2020s

In 2020, CVE opened an office in China, allowing us to meet the demands of continued growth in the region and ensure our customers continue to receive first-class support.

CVE’s 60-year history results in exceptional process know-how, as well as industry-leading quality, design, and support: across all systems and products – Torvac, Wentgate and Dynaweld inclusive.

2020s
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GET IN TOUCH

If you’d like to know more about our products or would like to speak to one of our team, then please get in touch via telephone or e-mail. We look forward to hearing from you!