Penn College faculty prep to teach electron beam welding

July 1, 2019 | TheFabricator.com

A week after the spring semester ended, six welding faculty at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa., went back to school—as students. That preparation will equip them to be pioneers this fall when the college becomes the first U.S. educational institution to feature an electron beam welding machine.

Welding instructors Michael R. Allen, Aaron E. Biddle, Ryan P. Good, Jacob B. Holland, Ty E. Rhinehart, along with Assistant Professor James N. Colton II, spent three days in Agawam, Mass., training with field engineers from Cambridge Vacuum Eng. (CVE) on an electron beam welding machine. CVE is scheduled to deliver a 60-kV unit to campus in late October.

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