Big things are happening for Dynetics Technical Solutions.
In fact, some of the largest things in the world are happening for the Huntsville company.
Dynetics Technical Solutions recently signed an agreement with Pro-Beam to acquire the largest electron beam welding system in the Western hemisphere. The 22 feet long, 22 feet wide and 22 feet high system will be capable of supporting government and commercial programs at both the unclassified and classified levels.
“This unique welding facility will establish North Alabama as the U.S. leader in advanced electron beam welding for aerospace, defense and commercial sectors,” said Steve Cook, DTS president. “We are proud to partner with Pro-Beam and our customers to bring this revolutionary capability to bear on programs of national importance.”
Pro-Beam partners with international high-tech companies to provide precision welding and mass production of components. DTS officials said Pro-Beam’s electron beam welding capabilities provided the type of product they needed.
“Pro-Beam is extremely pleased to partner with Dynetics, and excited to be part of this great project that will provide the largest and most modern electron beam welding system for the U.S. market,” said Rod Mourad, president of Pro-Beam USA. “This installation will provide Dynetics with electron beam welding capabilities of large structures that are essential for the U.S. market needs.”
The system includes a large vacuum chamber and an 80 kilovolt/40 kilowatt power supply capable of welding high strength/high temperature alloys up to four inches thick in a single pass, said DTS manufacturing division manager Bob Meadows.
“It is equipped with a five-axis robotic positioner and automatic seam tracing software providing the ability to weld complex shapes quickly and precisely,” he said. “The system will be an essential addition to our precision machining and fabrication center.”
Dynetics Technical Solutions has also acquired a smaller system from Pro-Beam, which will be operational in October. The larger system will be delivered from Germany and installed in 2020. Both systems will be located at the company’s Huntsville headquarters.