CVE to Present at the IIW Assembly and Conference

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IIW Annual Assembly and Conference

CVE are attending the 75th International Institute of Welding (IIW) Annual Assembly and Conference, 17th-22nd July 2022, in Tokyo, Japan.

The Japan Institute of Welding, The Japan Welding Society, and The Japan Welding Engineering Society will host the event this year, with support from the Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The theme is innovative welding and joining technologies to achieve carbon neutrality and promote sustainable development.

CVE Representatives

CVE colleagues Chris Punshon, Head of New Energy Applications, Alex O’Farrell, Development Engineering Manager, and Max Nentwich, Head Laser Development Engineer, will be presenting at the conference, with topics spanning local vacuum power beam welding, copper welding for electric vehicles, and laser welding in a vacuum.


The details of the papers are as follows:


  • Doc.IV-1507-2022 Local Vacuum Electron Beam and Laser Solutions in New Energy Applications – New Developments and Regulatory Position, Chris Punshon, et al.


  • Doc.IV-1506-2022 Removing The Bottleneck In Welding Of Electrical Conductors for Electric Vehicles, Alex O’Farrell, et al.


  • Doc.IV-1508-2022 Interaction of Protective Gas with Process Emissions in Vacuum Laser Welding, Max Nentwich, et al.
Local Vacuum Power Beam Welding

Chris is the UK delegate for IIW Commission IV (Power Beam Processes) and will act as a session chair for Commission IV. He will also present on local vacuum electron beam welding.

His paper is titled the Local Vacuum Electron Beam and Laser Solutions in New Energy Applications – New Developments and Regulatory Position.

This follows a series of development projects using CVE’s local vacuum technology, Ebflow, including welding of 200mm thick steel, pressure vessel manufacture, pilot at Dogger Bank wind farm, and wind tower manufacturing.

Welding Electrical Conductors for Electric Vehicles

Alex’s paper, titled Removing the Bottleneck in Welding of Electrical Conductors for Electric Vehicles, will focus on how the industry can increase the rate of joining electrically conducting components and the criticality of this to improving electric vehicle manufacturing.

Interaction of Protective Gas with Process Emissions in Vacuum Laser Welding

Finally, Max, working as part of a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) between Cambridge Vacuum Engineering and Cranfield University, will present a paper on the Interaction of Protective Gas with Process Emissions in Vacuum Laser Welding.


Chris’s presentation will take place on Monday 12th July between 13:00 and 16:00. Both Alex and Max’s papers will be presented on Monday 18th July, between 14:00 and 16:00. Please visit the event’s website for the full timetable.


The conference covers a range of other topics, including:

  • Additive manufacturing technology and efficient engineering
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation (DX)
  • Hydrogen (including fuel ammonia), renewable and nuclear energy, electrification
  • New materials
  • Future technologies
  • Other fundamentals


The CVE team will also be attending the adjacently-running Japan International Welding Show at Tokyo International Exhibition Centre and will be happy to meet any attendees or exhibitors interested in the above topics, please get in touch by emailing

CVE Exhibit at Battery Show Europe in Stuttgart

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Battery Show Europe

CVE is exhibiting at The Battery Show Europe, in Stuttgart, Germany, 28-30 June 2022. The Battery Show Europe brings together engineers, business leaders, and top-industry companies to create powerful solutions for the future.

Join the leading meeting place for the advanced battery and hybrid/electric vehicle technology community.

You can find CVE at the UK Pavilion at stand 8E50.

CVE colleagues Chris Coaster, Sales Manager, and Nick Edge, Consultant, will be pleased to discuss our new electron beam welding machine, Evflow, suitable for welding electric vehicle (EV) powertrain components, including batteries.

Nick Edge, Consultant.

Chris Coaster, Sales Manager.

About the Show

At the exhibition you will meet manufacturers, suppliers, engineers, thought leaders and decision-makers for a conference and trade fair focused on the latest developments in the advanced battery and automotive industries.

The free-to-attend expo provides attendees the chance to find solutions to their application needs, get a look at the latest technologies, and connect with their peers.

A forum for advanced battery technology which covers electric and hybrid vehicles, utility and renewable energy support, stationary power, portable electronics, medtech, military, and telecommunications.

Find out more on our exhibitor page.

CVE Launch New Welding Machine for EV Components

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CVE Launch a New Welding Machine for Electric Vehicle Components

CVE have launched a new electron beam (EB) welding machine for electric vehicle (EV) components, including batteries, shunt resistors, motor stators, hairpins, and invertors.

The machine will address the automotive industry‘s requirement for a high-quality, quick, and reliable welding process for EV components.


Vehicle electrification is the process of powering the vehicle with electricity by replacing components that operate on a conventional energy source with components that operate on electricity. This includes battery packs, motors, auxiliary systems, and charging systems.

Improvements are developing rapidly, with manufacturers already making advances in fast charging technology and battery exchange systems.

The size and mass of a battery pack often impact the design as more battery cells mean more mass for the vehicle. Increased mass requires more energy for the vehicle movement and affects manoeuvrability, such as handling, acceleration, and braking.

Widespread electrification of light and heavy-duty vehicles faces many economic and technological challenges. Many manufacturers sell electric cars, but there are still some barriers to adoption, including charging infrastructure and price. This is mainly due to the battery costs, but innovative welding solutions can help reduce these.

Electron beam welding is an optimal joining method for welding EV components.

Evflow: Making Stronger EV Connections

Evflow is an electron beam welding machine for producing electric vehicle (EV) power train components. Electron beam welding is an extremely consistent process, creating strong, high-quality welds.

It is significantly faster for this application as the beam from the electron gun can be deflected electromagnetically with no moving parts, allowing it to move at speeds many times faster than a mechanical laser mirror.

It is significantly faster for this application as the beam from the electron gun can be deflected electromagnetically with no moving parts, allowing it to move at speeds many times faster than a mechanical laser mirror.

You can also change the focal point of the electron beam dynamically and very rapidly using electromagnetic focusing coils, which again have no moving parts. This allows the electron beam to process very wide areas without mechanically moving the welded part or the weld head.

The focal depth of the electron beam is typically longer than a laser; this combined with the lack of issues with reflectivity, makes electron beam welding a more reliable technology for mass production as it has wider tolerance for part misalignment.

Furthermore, as there is no reflectivity from an electron beam on metals such as copper (unlike laser), there is a greater heat intensity. As a result, less material is required in critical areas, such as hairpins, to absorb the heat.

As the vacuum chamber contains the welding process, there is less spatter, so the welds are extremely consistent.

The vacuum reduces the porosity in the weld creating a better electrical connection and increasing the efficiency of the electric vehicle.

Figures 1 and 2. Evflow electron beam welding machine.

Further Information

Follow the links for more information:


We build machines to order, and options include custom and precision work handling, vacuum systems tailored to specific process needs and productivity, wire-feed, automatic joint finding, backscattered electron imaging, automatic focus, alignment and stigmator adjustment, high-speed data capture, beam probes and QA reporting. At the heart of the system is CVE’s fully integrated HMI – find out more about our advanced features and options.

If you are not sure which system is right for your application, please get in touch! Our machines are built and manufactured at our Cambridge Headquarters. With 60 years of process know-how in providing turn-key solutions, we can find the right solution for your application.

Ebflow Reduces 200mm Steel Welding Time to 3 Hours

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Cambridge Vacuum Engineering (CVE)’s local vacuum electron beam welding system, Ebflow, welds steel nuclear pressure vessel of 200mm thickness in under 3 hours, revolutionising the assembly and welding of thick-sections for pressure vessel manufacture.


CVE’s ground-breaking local vacuum electron beam (EB) welding technology, Ebflow, achieved a continuous, fully penetrating weld in a 200mm thick, three-metre diameter demonstrator vessel section in low alloy steel.

The weld was produced in a nuclear grade steel typical of that used in some proposed small modular reactor (SMR) designs, with a circumferential weld length of ~10m.

The joint was completed in a single pass, reducing the predicted weld time from several months, using conventional arc welding, to ~140 minutes using Ebflow.

This weld represents a breakthrough in the industrialisation of Ebflow for fabrication of thick-section materials, not only for the nuclear industry, but also for other applications – such as offshore wind and hydrogen production – transforming the global capacity to produce zero-carbon energy.

Project Background

The project is a continuing collaboration between CVE, Sheffield Forgemasters, TWI, Arc Energy Resources, NAMRC, University of Sheffield, University of Cambridge, and University of Manchester. There was also a steering committee consisting of the Ministry of Defence, Rolls-Royce submarines and SMR divisions, the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Cavendish Nuclear.

The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) part-funded the project under the £26m Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Programme within the BEIS Energy Innovation Programme. Engagement with the Office for Nuclear Regulation and Environment Agency was also instigated by BEIS as the project progressed.

After years of highly-advanced engineering and process development, CVE has led Ebflow to market, achieving near commercial exploitation for pressure vessel applications, as well as offshore wind foundation structures.

Figure 1. CVE Project Team.

Achieving a Welding Breakthrough

CVE and Sheffield Forgemasters carried out the factory acceptance testing (FAT) of the welding system, which verifies that the equipment was built and operating in accordance with design and safety specifications, at CVE’s site, before shipping to Sheffield.

Sheffield Forgemasters’ aim to incorporate Ebflow as an advanced fabrication technique, offering significant savings on both processing time and cost, over the traditional arc welding methods, which typically can take months and includes numerous stages of non-destructive testing (NDT).

Notably, the weld was performed without pre-heat or consumables and with an overall energy consumption of less than 100kWh. This represents a considerable saving in CO2 emissions, in comparison with to more conventional arc welding practice, which requires ~1,000kWh arc energy and pre-heat of ~180oC before welding can begin.

Figure 2. 200mm single pass full penetration weld in SA 508 Gr. 3 Cl.1 steel.

Qualification and Weld Performance Assessment

The welded assembly was examined using several ultrasonic test methods including conventional pulse echo ultrasonic testing (UT) and time of flight diffraction (TOFD). TOFD is particularly well suited to the vertical EB weld joint preparation, resulting in a high level of accuracy in size and position of weld imperfections.

The tests reported that the weld zone was free from any reportable indications, as defined by the ASME acceptance criteria.

Test pieces representative of the welded assembly will be subjected to rigorous mechanical testing at Sheffield Forgemasters after appropriate heat treatment. It is intended that a sample will be removed and introduced into a campaign to assess the influence of exposure to the high levels of radiation anticipated in service.

Determination of magnitude and distribution of residual stresses both as-welded and after heat treatment will be carried out using a contour method.

Figure 3. Weld cap bead.

Figure 4. Weld root bead.

Ground-breaking Technology

Ebflow combines the use of a local vacuum system and a high power electron gun that produces a high intensity electron beam. The beam penetrates the full thickness of the vessel and fuses the two components prepared with a close-fitting square butt preparation to produce a welded joint in a single pass.

The local vacuum approach allows the EB process to be applied to thick-walled large vessels, which cannot be practically contained within a vacuum chamber, and can operate at significantly higher vacuum pressure than in-chamber EB welding systems. This results in an improved process tolerance to cleaning and outgassing when welding big structures.

The Ebflow system comprises:

  • A patented high power electron beam generator designed for long duration welding campaigns with consistent, reliable welding performance, particularly for very thick section materials.
  • Local vacuum chamber and pumping system with minimum volume designed for rapid pumping (5 minute pump down in the FAT, compared to hours for conventional in-chamber systems) and minimal energy consumption compared to in-chamber systems as only mechanical pumps are required.
  • Several configurations of local vacuum deployment for vessels and other structures including the use of vacuum jackets for different sized vessels, sliding local vacuum seals for modular construction of components and internally mounted guns for heavy wall pressure vessels.
  • Beam quality measuring station that permits characterisation of the welding beam before and after welding to demonstrate consistency and reliability and provide a quality assurance measure.

In addition, all electrical data is monitored continuously and captured, so that it can be stored and uniquely linked to the welded part, providing a through life record of the welded component.

The resulting weld is inspected in real-time with a temperature resistant ultrasonic test method to provide immediate information on weld quality indication where detailed examination may be needed on completion of welding. The outcome is in line with the industry 4.0 data management approach.

Figure 5. Dimensional measurement.

Applications and Exploitation

Ebflow has the potential for exploitation in many of the global SMR programmes for primary structures and associated pressure containing plants.

It also has applications in low carbon energy, hydrogen production and storage, chemical and pressure plant industries.

CVE Exhibit at Coil Winding CWIEME Event In Berlin

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CVE are exhibiting at CWIEME in Berlin, 10-12 May 2022.

CWIEME is the Coil Winding, Insulation, Electronic Manufacturing Exhibition, which has the global coil winding, transformer, electric motor, generator, and e-mobility supply chain all in one place.

Visit Our Stand

You can find us in Hall 6 at stand 2E02, where we will be happy to discuss our new electron beam welding machine, Evflow, suitable for welding electric vehicle (EV) powertrain components including motors, batteries, and inverters.

Meet the Team

On the stand you will find Chris Coaster (Sales Manager), Alex O’Farrell (Development Engineering Manager), Liam Howarth (Sales Agent), and Nick Edge (Consultant), who all look forward to meeting you!

To arrange a meeting in advance of attending the exhibition, please email

Chris Coaster, Alex O’Farrell, Liam Howarth, and Nick Edge (left to right).

Find the Solution for Your Engineering Challenge

CWIEME is the the largest global event dedicated to the coil winding transformer, electric motor, generator and e-mobility supply chain, which enables global knowledge exchange.

Find the solutions to your latest engineering challenge among the over 600 leading components, raw material and process machinery manufacturers.

Product sectors include:

  • Adhesives, resins, and coatings
  • Electromechanical components
  • Electronic and electrical components
  • Electric powertrain components
  • Insulation and shielding materials
  • Intermediate semi-finished products and materials
  • IT & software
  • Motor components and accessories
  • Other machines and manufacturing systems
  • Transformer components and accessories
  • Winding systems and supplies

For more information on the event, please visit the organiser’s website.

RapidWeld Project Poster at Wind Europe 2022

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Wind Europe 2022

TWI will be presenting a poster titled “Fatigue Performance of Longitudinal Seam Welds Made by Rapid Weld Electron Beam Welding for Use in Monopiles” supported by Cambridge Vacuum Engineering (CVE) and SSE Renewables at Wind Europe in Bilbao on 6th April.

The presentation will highlight the potential of electron beam welding to produce significant cost savings in many industries under the Rapid Weld project.

Rapid Weld Project

The Rapid Weld project aims to create an industry-approved weld process for offshore wind, which is more productive and sustainable than established methods while reducing energy and material costs significantly.

This will use CVE’s new technology, Ebflow.

Ebflow can reduce the time needed to weld a monopile by 95%, whilst being 94% more energy efficient, resulting in a 98% overall cost reduction – compared to traditional submerged arc welding (SAW) – based on a typical specification of a 60 metre long, 8 metre diameter monopile, with a wall thickness of 80mm.

More Information

CVE’s Head of New Energy Applications, Chris Punshon, will be at the event – please get in touch if you’d like to discuss the project in more detail!

For more information, you can view the poster.

Find out more about the event on the organiser’s website.

Event Poster

CVE’s Chris Punshon to Present at Weld Tech Talk

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Weld Tech Talk

Chris Punshon, Head of New Energy Applications at Cambridge Vacuum Engineering, will feature on the upcoming episode of Weld Tech Talk on Saturday 30th October 2021 at 17:00 IST.

Hosted by The Indian Institute of Welding, the episode’s title is Local Vacuum Power Beam Welding in Energy Applications.

The presentation will cover CVE’s development of local vacuum electron beam welding and its commercialisation (Ebflow), illustrating practical applications of the process in heavy section structural steels, austenitic stainless steels and high-temperature alloys.

Examples of the current and potential applications will be presented together with evidence of achievable weld quality and properties.

Power Beam Welding Developments

Electron beam (EB) welding is a powerful welding process capable of joining large thicknesses of metallic materials in a single pass, leading to the potential for high productivity combined with exceptional weld quality and minimal distortion.

The development of reduced pressure EB welding, and more recently, reduced pressure laser welding has led to the possibility of deploying the process outside the usual confines of a vacuum chamber using local sealing and pumping.

This local vacuum process variant also permits the delivery of active gas during welding, which leads to the possibility of weld composition modification in autogenous welds.

The presentation will aim to answer any questions received before the event where possible, or you may ask them at the end during the Q&A session.


The presentation will take online via Zoom on Saturday 30th October 2021 at 17:00 IST.

Please click here to register your attendance.

Event Information

CVE Secures Offshore Wind Funding for Welding Solution

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Ground-breaking Advanced Welding Solution

Cambridge Vacuum Engineering secure Offshore Wind Growth Partnership funding for a ground-breaking advanced welding solution to support low-cost offshore wind tower manufacturing.

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has awarded funding to Cambridge Vacuum Engineering (CVE) in the 2020 Development Grants Competition for the development of ground-breaking electron beam welding technology, Ebflow.  As an industrial partner, Global Energy Group (GEG) will be supporting a trial programme and qualification of the technology for eventual use at their planned tower manufacturing facility.

  • OWGP award £300k grant for the development of ground-breaking Ebflow electron beam welding technology
  • Industrial partner GEG will provide offshore wind sector expertise and a trials programme to qualify the technology with the aim of implementing it at their planned state-of-the-art tower manufacturing facility at the Port of Nigg in the Highlands of Scotland
  • Ebflow has the potential to reduce welding time by 76%, cut electricity usage and reduce carbon emissions by 90%
Wind Tower Production

The OWGP grant will facilitate the deployment of CVE’s welding technology for producing long seam and circumferential seam welds associated with offshore wind tower production.

GEG are advancing their plans to develop a next-generation tower manufacturing facility at the Port of Nigg.  Participating in this project as an industry partner provides evidence of a UK route to market in offshore wind, paving the way for the commercial introduction of Ebflow. High-productivity welding is a defining factor in influencing the economics of large-scale serial manufacturing.

Ebflow can be readily transported and operated on-site and applied to significantly larger structures than can be accommodated in a vacuum chamber. Ebflow brings all the advantages of electron beam welding to structures of unlimited size.


Figure 1: Global Energy Group’s Port of Nigg facility.

UK Innovation

The technology is also strongly endorsed by SSE Renewables who are leading the current RapidWeld project in electron beam welding and facilitating a trial on the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, the world’s largest offshore wind farm. If successful, this UK innovation will be a world-leading technology, with substantial benefits to UK energy consumers, UK offshore engineering, the associated offshore wind supply chain and the UK’s high-value jobs market.

In addition to other competitive benefits, the collaborative project between CVE and GEG has the potential to reduce welding times by over 75% while bringing down energy usage and associated carbon emissions by over 90%.

Massive Potential to Improve Productivity

Global Energy Group’s Director of Innovation, Steve Chisholm, commented:

“GEG recognises that it can only maintain a position of international competitiveness through the development and deployment of ground-breaking innovation. The application of electron beam welding to offshore wind tower production is truly transformational and has massive potential to improve productivity, reduce cost and dramatically lower carbon emissions.”

Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Cambridge Vacuum Engineering’s Managing Director, Bob Nicolson, commented:

“Ebflow is a disruptive technology that has been in development for 10 years. It is a major breakthrough in thick section, large structure welding and it has applications in a wide range of industries. The OWGP grant, in conjunction with the RapidWeld project, has the potential to provide a significant step towards the Offshore Wind Sector Deal’s ambition of increasing the UK content of UK offshore wind farms to 60% by 2030. We are excited about the collaboration with GEG, who have demonstrated willingness to adopt new advanced manufacturing processes and are perfectly positioned to integrate this technology into their newly installed manufacturing set-up.”

Long-term Competitiveness

OWGP Programme Director, Andy Macdonald, commented:

“OWGP is delighted to be supporting CVE’s development of electron beam welding for offshore wind monopiles and towers.  It is essential that UK fabricators have early access to technology that can reduce costs and ensure quality for long-term competitiveness.  As well as providing solutions to fabricators, this project will help CVE to develop new markets and increase sales in the offshore wind sector.”

Pennsylvania College of Technology Celebrate Donors

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Cambridge Vacuum Engineering Amongst Heritage Society Honourees

Pennsylvania College of Technology (PCT) recently honoured its donors after a ‘best-ever’ philanthropic year. Amongst the list were Cambridge Vacuum Engineering (CVE), who partnered with Penn College in early 2020, resulting in PCT acquiring a CVE electron beam welding machine.

The event saw Penn College recognise honourees for their unwavering support that ignited a record-setting year for institutional fundraising.

The annual event took place in front of the Penn College Donor Wall, which pays permanent tribute to those whose contributions of gifts, pledges, donations and entrustments of equipment and technology significantly empower students – including CVE who feature under the Heritage Society section.

CVE Support the Welding Expansion Project

The recognition is a result of the $2m Welding Expansion Project that added 35,000 sq. ft. of space to the College’s instructional lab, as well as new systems and technologies. The state-of-the-art welding lab features a CVE welding machine – believed to be the only electron beam welder used for instruction in U.S. higher education. Next door to the welder, you can find advanced laser welding and cutting processes (including CNC plasma cutters) and a full lab of automation and robotics.

Principal supporters for the expansion project included Cambridge Vacuum Engineering, BAE Systems, Kuka Robotics Systems, Lincoln Electric and more.

As a result, the College can enrol up to 60 more welding students annually – more than 300 in total. The welding lab was first extended in 2010 but has had to be expanded again due to the programme’s popularity and growing demand for graduates in the industry.


Figure 1. The Welding Expansion Recognition Wall.

Figure 2. Penn College Donor Wall.

Figure 3. A full house in the expanded welding facility.

Figure 4. State-of-the-art lab video

Full List of Honourees

Millionaire’s Society ($1 million+)

  • Blaise Alexander/Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships*
  • William J. Martin*
  • Miller Electric Manufacturing Co.*
  • Octopuz Inc.
  • Larry A. and Sherry Ward


Golden Society ($500,000 to $999,999)

  • Ira Lubert
  • Anthony Misitano
  • Judith von Seldeneck
  • Volvo Construction Equipment*


Visionary Society ($100,000 to $499,999)

  • ABB Robotics*
  • Acero Precision
  • Gene Haas Foundation*
  • The High Companies and High Steel Structures LLC*
  • Highway Equipment and Supply Co.*
  • Hudock Capital Group LLC*
  • Komatsu
  • Kuka Robotics Corp.
  • Ed & Sharon Madalis
  • Nationwide Insurance Co.
  • Novatec Inc.*
  • Libellula
  • Penn Power Group*
  • Farhad and Debi Saba
  • The Satorius Family
  • Sodick Inc.
  • Soitaab USA Inc.
  • Susquehanna Trailways
  • TurnKey Electric Inc.
  • Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association*


Heritage Society ($50,000 to $99,999)

  • Cambridge Vacuum Engineering
  • Dolphitech
  • Betty Edkin*
  • Mary Fish*
  • Frazier Family
  • William F. Geyer and Dorothy J. Gerring*
  • John Deere*
  • Laserline
  • Darla Logue*
  • John and Linda Lundy*
  • Miller Welding Automation
  • Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association-North Central Chapter*
  • Subaru of America Inc.
  • Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club Foundation
  • The Soars Family and Pneu-Dart Inc.
  • Terex Corp.
  • Woodlands Bank*


Ambassador’s Society ($25,000 to $49,999)

  • American Dental Education Association
  • BAE Systems
  • Lawrence Belle and MaryBernadette Reidy
  • Bracalente Manufacturing Group
  • The Brook J. Lenfest Foundation Inc.
  • The Coca-Cola Co.
  • Compass Group North America
  • Mark and Denise Cunningham
  • Elsner Engineering Works Inc.
  • Glen-Gery
  • Jim Green
  • Tom and Mary Gregory
  • Hensel Phelps
  • R. David and Joann Kay
  • LNS America Inc.
  • Randy and Debra Mattern
  • Dale and Sally Metzker
  • Chris and Wendy Miller
  • Ryan Monteleone
  • Precitec Inc.
  • Michael J. Reed
  • Rolls-Royce Corp.
  • Harold Sinclair
  • Suzanne and David Stopper
  • Studebaker Drivers Club-Keystone Region

CVE Exhibit at Fabtech Chicago 2021 Exhibition

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Fabtech: Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding and Finishing Event

CVE recently exhibited at FABTECH Chicago 2021. Fabtech is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event.

Held at McCormick Place in Chicago from September 13-16, the exhibition saw North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment, and knowledge in metal forming industries.

Tony Slater, Technical Sales Manager at CVE Inc. (our USA subsidiary), was at booth B25062 in Hall B (welding, welding automation, robotics and industrial automation), where he met a wide range of welding professionals.

The exhibition was attended by over 30,000 visitors, with over 1,000 exhibitors covering 500,000 sq. ft. of floor space.

Thank you to everyone who came to see us! If you have any further questions, please get in touch.


CVE's Tony Slater at CVE's booth at Fabtech Chicago 2021

CVE's booth at Fabtech Chicago 2021

CVE's booth at Fabtech Chicago 2021

Further Details About the Exhibition

Fabtech provides a convenient one-stop-shop venue. You can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits, as well as discover new solutions to all your metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs.

The show encompassed three halls with a variety of technology pavilions. Featured technologies included welding machines (electron beam and laser), maintenance and repair, additive manufacturing and much more. Find out more about the exhibition on Fabtech’s website.

American Welding Society

The American Welding Society (AWS) are one of the exhibition’s Event Partners. Founded in 1919, The AWS is a multifaceted, non-profit organisation: with a mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering, and thermal spraying. Headquartered in Doral, Florida and led by a volunteer organisation of officers and directors, AWS serves more than 70,000 members worldwide.

Take a look at Cambridge Vacuum Engineering’s listing on the AWS Buyer’s Guide or find out more about AWS.


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