Seven thousand of the top scientists involved in physics research and applied physics will have the opportunity to learn more about PA&E’s innovative explosive metal welding and forming processes at the American Physical Society’s (APS) March meeting, held March 16-20 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
“We’re looking forward to this opportunity to discuss our unique explosive metal welding and explosive metal forming techniques with this distinguished group,” said Joe Munn, director of PA&E’s Bonded Metals Division. “I encourage everyone to visit us at booth 532 learn more about how we weld dissimilar metals together with explosive charges and how those composites are then used in space applications and UHV applications; within the semiconductor industry; on US Naval warships, and in the construction of high pressure vessels.”
Explosive welding (pacaero.com) is a solid-state welding process that uses controlled explosive energy to force two or more different metals together. A composite can be designed and fabricated to combine the most desirable properties of very different metals, allowing designers to optimize the performance of the composite for characteristics such as high temperature or cryogenic resistance, high strength, thermal or electrical conductivity, enhanced mechanical properties and corrosion resistance. A wide range of metals such as steel, stainless steel, copper alloys, nickel alloys, titanium, zirconium, tantalum, aluminum and many others can be joined through explosive welding.
PA&E’s Bonded Metals Division also specializes in explosive metal forming metal forming – an efficient technique that uses the energy generated by an explosive detonation to form a metal work piece. Explosive hydro-forming can offer significant cost savings on short-run parts because it often only requires a one-sided tooling die.
For more information about PA&E’s explosive metal welding and forming capabilities or to learn about its integrated electronic packaging solutions, custom interconnect products, capabilities or EMI filter product line, contact the company at 509-664-8000.