Compared to conventional welding processes, electron beam welding offers completely new perspectives with regard to material combinations, workpiece geometries, welding depths, temperature degradation and manufacturing costs.
The high energy density allows the welding of all metals, even metals with high melting points, and the production of composite joints by welding different materials, e.g. steel and bronze or different steel alloys, e.g. quenched and tempered steel. Due to its outstanding properties, it is used in both individual and mass production and is suitable for microcomponents as well as for thick-walled large parts.
The possibility of welding critical, different materials or components with very different wall thicknesses opens up new functional and economic approaches in the design of a component.