Is Electron Beam Drilling?
Electron Beam Drilling is an innovative machining process,
which drills many small holes in resistant material. This
process is the best solution in specific cases. The perforation
technique is simple: The highly concentrated energized electron
beam instantly vaporizes the material at the point of impact.
In just a few thousandths of a second, the beam forms a fine
channel through the work piece.
a machining process, Electron Beam Machining (EBM) is often
mentioned along with Laser
Beam Machining (LBM), Electrical
Discharge Machining (EDM) and Electro Chemical Machining
(ECM). These nontraditional techniques are used when the
requirements exceed mechanical machining and drilling capabilities
or when they have overriding cost advantages. Compared
to other hole drilling techniques, the electron beam process
has unique features that give it special capabilities for
hole drilling over a wide range of applications. With drill
speeds up to 2000 holes per second, this technology is
ahead of its competitors. In response to recent industry
demands for smaller hole diameters, Acceleron continues
to develop NEW processes and tools. We currently drill holes
as small as 0.002" - 0.004" in small tubes
down to 1/2" diameter.
here for a summary of Acceleron's EB Drilling services.
Drilling .125" thick stainless steel at a rate
of 120 holes per second to produce a .008" dia.
hole. Spot inspection of drilled components is a critical
function in maintaining accurate hole diameter criteria.