CVE Incorporate New Office in Beijing, China

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CVE's China Office Now Open

The incorporation of Aquasium Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd is now complete, allowing CVE to meet the demands of continued growth in the region and ensuring our customers continue to receive first class support. CVE China is located in The Exchange Twin Towers, which has a world-class landscape design and high-end IT infrastructure. The details of the new office are:

Aquasium Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd

Suite 5, East Tower, 10th Floor

B12 Jianguomenwai Avenue



People’s Republic of China



Beijing metropolitan skyline

Figure 1. The Exchange Twin Towers, Beijing.

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With its world-class landscape design and high-end IT infrastructure, this major Beijing landmark is designed to meet, and exceed, the demands of the high-profile businesses inside. Some of China’s largest multinational businesses call this building home, including The Associated Press, Cathay Pacific, Swiss Re Group and Nike Sports. With CEO SUITE comfortably housed on the 10th floor of the East Tower, it’s easy to join the roster of premier businesses.

Highlights include:

  • Call centre operator
  • Fenshui-designed
  • Business lounge
  • Interactive screen projector
  • High speed internet
  • High-resolution printing
  • IT infrastructure and support

If you would like to know more about our operations in China, please get in touch!

CVE Partner with Pennsylvania College of Technology

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Pennsylvania College of Technology’s First Electron Beam Welder

CVE have partnered with Pennsylvania College of Technology who are poised to be pioneers in education for the electron beam welding process.

Electron beam (EB) welding is used in a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, energy, nuclear, semiconductor and sensor technology. As of 2013, the American Welding Society estimated there were 3,000 electron beam welders in operation globally.

The process can produce very thin welds that can range from one-thousandth of an inch to 2 inches deep. The resulting bead is so thin, explains Michael R. Allen, instructor of welding and co-head of the department, that it requires a magnifying glass to see the detail. The process also provides efficient energy transfer, which results in low heat output and makes it safe to seal sensitive internal electronics packages into devices.


Students are eager for it to become part of their hands-on education

“The thing that excites me the most about Cambridge Vacuum Engineering’s electron beam welder is that it will raise the bar, academically, for Penn College welding students”, said Nathaniel H. Lyon, a senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in welding and fabrication engineering technology. “To gain a mastery of any process, it’s important to understand how that process works. Well, with EB welding, there are some exciting physics principles involved that I think will push students outside of their critical-thinking ‘comfort zones’ – and that’s where real learning happens!”

A 60kV welder resides in a dedicated lab within the addition to the Lycoming Engines Metal Trade Centre, which opened to students in the fall and was dedicated in February 2020. The expansion nearly doubled the centre’s instructional space and allowed the college to accept more welding students, eliminating the popular program’s traditional waiting list. Construction of the 35,000-square-foot facility was funded in part by a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

CVE 60kV electron beam welding machine at Pennsylvania college of techology

Figure 1 and 2. The 60kV electron beam welding machine situated at Pennsylvania College of Technology

CVE 60kV electron beam welding machine at Pennsylvania college of techology


The new equipment, which includes the electron beam welder, and many other industry-standard technologies, not only expands learning opportunities for students but also benefits companies that had already been scrambling to hire the college’s real-world ready welding graduates.

The electron beam welder was acquired through a partnership with Cambridge Vacuum Engineering of England with sales and service based in Agawam, Massachusetts.

“Industry has been calling us and asking us if our students have any training on this type of equipment,” Allen said, “now we can actually say yes.”

Each year more than 200 Penn College students will gain hands-on experience with the EB welder.

“I have read job postings that asked for experience in electron beam welding,” the soon-to-graduate Lyon said. “That used to be a little intimidating, but it won’t be for long.”

“Giving them (students) the opportunity to have hands-on exposure to this stuff I think is going to bring them to a whole new level, and is going to take us with them,” said Ryan P. Good, assistant professor of welding.

Good, Allen and four other welding faculty members received training on a similar EB welder at CVE Inc. in Massachusetts before the college’s equipment was delivered. After a day and a half of training, Tony Slater, technical sales manager for Cambridge Vacuum Engineering, gave the group a quiz. “They scored higher than I’ve seen anyone do before”, Slater said.

Slater was the driving force within Cambridge Vacuum Engineering for the placement of the welder at Penn College.

“After visiting (Penn College), I realised they are forward thinking, and their attitude toward the students would be a perfect match for us,” Slater said.

The expansion of the Penn College welding lab has also brought the addition of a laser welding cell, a dedicated CNC robotic welding lab, an air pressure-controlled specialised welding room, additional capabilities and space for non-destructive testing, rigging and crane operations for work with larger parts, expanded space for pipe welding, and space for hands—on training in Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.

Pennsylvania College of Technology currently offer the following courses:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Welding and fabrication
  • Engineering technology
  • Associate Degree
  • Metal fabrication technology
  • Welding technology
  • Certificate
  • Welding

Ebflow Set To Fast-Track Manufacturing Projects

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Revolutionary New Electron Beam Welding Technology Set To Fast-Track Large Manufacturing Projects

A new technology could improve the efficiency of large-scale manufacturing projects by enabling firms to perform electron beam welding without a vacuum chamber.

Ebflow, which features a local coarse vacuum that can be transported to and operated on site, has been developed by Cambridge Vacuum Engineering and was launched on 1st January 2018.

The technology is designed to simplify the process of thick section welding in the manufacture of a wide range of large structures including ships, pressure vessels, wind farms and towers, nuclear plants, and many of the structures involved in oil and gas exploration and civil engineering projects.

To date it’s only been possible to perform electron beam welding – a key technology in the fabrication of large, heavy wall structures – at sites equipped with a vacuum chamber large enough to house the structures under manufacture.

But Ebflow’s coarse vacuum can be mounted on tracks and operated locally. The technology can be used in any plant where large components are welded. In tests, Ebflow has been shown to be 20 to 30 times faster than conventional arc welding, offering transformational gains in productivity. At the same time, it uses less power than conventional arc processes, lowering a plant’s carbon footprint.

Among the myriad of other benefits are the ability to perform low-heat input welds that result in reduced distortion – ensuring quality – and the option to perform NDT testing immediately after welding, fast-tracking the manufacturing process and driving down costs.

Speaking ahead of the launch Bob Nicolson, Managing Director at Cambridge Vacuum Engineering, said: “This technology will transform the productivity of fabrication processes throughout the world of heavy engineering. In many cases the speed of welding can be 30 times faster than current methods. The technology has been fully developed and pioneered in Britain and we are now ready to introduce it to the world.”


Engineer operating an ebflow system

Figure 1. Operation of an Ebflow system.

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