Joining Dissimilar Metals with Electron Beam Welding Robots

Aug 19, 2014

The industrial robotic world has realized the benefits of bringing their strength, adaptability, and versatility to the welding world. Robots have been welding for many years, helping to weld two dissimilar metal work pieces together with ease. Electron beam welding robots are perfect for this job.

Welding Robots

Weld­ing is one of the most com­mon appli­ca­tions in the indus­tri­al world of met­al work­ing. While robots have been weld­ing for many years, many appli­ca­tions have the same prob­lem – they can’t weld met­als that have vast­ly dif­fer­ent prop­er­ties. That is where elec­tron beam weld­ing robots come into play. These robots are able to eas­i­ly weld two dis­sim­i­lar met­al work pieces togeth­er, while also bring­ing to the table the same advan­tages that man­u­fac­tur­ers gain from oth­er weld­ing robot applications.

Elec­tron beam weld­ing robot­ic sys­tems do not melt both of the pieces of met­al in the joint. Instead, they will melt the met­al with the low­er melt­ing point, and then use that weld pool to join the two pieces of met­al togeth­er. Of course, this kind of weld­ing is not with­out its prob­lems. The mate­r­i­al will shrink after being weld­ed with a robot­ic elec­tron beam welder, which can cause the mate­r­i­al to crack at the weld point, caus­ing issues for the prod­uct. Man­u­fac­tur­ers should take this into con­sid­er­a­tion when decid­ing which weld­ing appli­ca­tion to use for their products.

Over­all, elec­tron beam weld­ing robots are able to per­form sim­i­lar to oth­er weld­ing robots. These robots com­plete the elec­tron beam weld process faster than a man­u­al appli­ca­tion, and they have the abil­i­ty to focus heat at a pre­cise point, which improves the accu­ra­cy of the weld­ing process.

Are you inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about elec­tron beam weld­ing robot­ics and what they can do for your pro­duc­tion line? If so, con­tact Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor for sev­er­al dif­fer­ent robot­ics com­pa­nies, includ­ing Fanuc, KUKA, Motoman, and ABB. Our staff will assist you through the entire process from select­ing your robot to build­ing and cus­tomiz­ing your robot to final­ly inte­grat­ing it into your facility.

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