Bodycote, the world’s largest thermal-processing services provider, announced the installation of further electron beam welding (EBW) capacity at its Cambridge, U.K., facility. EBW is a metal joining technique used to create high-integrity joints with minimal distortion by using a focused stream of high-energy electrons to apply localized treatment. The Cambridge facility’s new high-power machine, with an expanded work chamber that accommodates even larger parts, complements its existing EBW capacity.

 The new capacity addition is in response to an increase in demand driven by a regional customer base that includes scientific, pharmaceutical and research companies in and around southeast England. A long-established center of excellence for metal joining processes, the Cambridge facility has recently secured continued Merit status following a recent Nadcap audit by PRI. The Nadcap Merit program exists to reward superior performance in Nadcap audits.