With the recent delivery of a welding system from Pro-Beam in Germany, Huntsville’s Dynetics Technical Solutions now operates the largest electron-beam welding system in the western hemisphere.
The welding system can support government and commercial programs at both unclassified and classified levels.
“This system is an incredible addition to our precision machining and welding capabilities,” said Ronnie Chronister, senior vice president of Weapons Technology and Manufacturing at Dynetics. “Electron-beam welding provides advanced opportunities that will significantly improve our manufacturing and bring about new capabilities. We’re proud to enter this new phase and support this vital mission.”
The new system is 22 feet long, 22 feet wide and 22 feet tall, complementing the 20-foot by 7-foot by 7-foot system DTS bought from Pro-Beam in 2019.
The electron beam capability was enabled by a $15 million contract with the Department of Defense’s Office of Industrial Policy to support the office’s Industrial Base Analysis & Sustainment program. The mission of the IBAS program is to help modernize the defense industrial base to ensure the U.S. maintains cutting edge capabilities.
“The new domestic electron beam capability serves as a national asset,” said Jessie Salazar, deputy assistant secretary of defense for DOD’s Office of Industrial Policy. “It gives our defense industrial base the cutting-edge equipment it needs to deliver on-time and can help advance our commercial aerospace community as well.”
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