First Known Electron-Beam Welder

M. Stohr, a researcher at the Saclay Center for Nuclear Research in France developed electron-beam welding in 1954. The welding style focuses high-voltage beam of electrons to produce narrow, deep-penetration welds.

Date:
      1954
Name(s):
      M. Stohr
Occupation:
      Researcher
Location:
      France

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