Nearly five decades ago, EBTEC Corporation pioneered the development of non-contact, high energy beam technologies with the Apollo Space Program. Today, our services have expanded to address customers’ challenges in the Power Generation, Medical, Aerospace, Defense, and the Industrial market segments. Innovative research and customer-focused solutions have been central to our commitment of further developing the science of high energy beam welding, machining, and fabrication, including the use of Electron Beam Welding, Laser Welding, Laser Cutting, Laser Drilling, EDM, Vacuum Heat Treating, and Abrasive Waterjet Cutting.
EBTEC was founded in 1963 when two engineers, fresh out of school, recognized the potential of a brand-new technology called Electron Beam Welding. They started out by educating the engineering community about EB Welding’s possible applications, especially in the expanding space program.
By creating prototypes and sample welds with new space-age alloys and dissimilar metals, they convinced engineers working on the Apollo project that EB welding could meet many of the new demands that space travel would place on engineered products. Soon, this technology became an important part of the Apollo Program’s goal of landing a Man on the moon.
From there EBTEC grew, and the company looked ahead for new applications of EB technology, as well as for the new laser technologies they had started to develop. As technology advanced and component fabrication required more precision, EBTEC found its services in increasing demand.
By 1983, the production of aircraft, spacecraft, and missile systems had grown significantly, due in large part to the new applications high energy beam technology allowed for. During this time, EBTEC provided a wide range of services for most major contractors, including Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, Hamilton Standard, and General Dynamics.
Currently, EBTEC Corporation continues with its growth and expansion strategy. Our technologies have helped in the development of advanced medical devices, more efficient power plants, and alternative power sources for marine, commercial, and defense vehicles. We have expanded our facility to increase the manufacturing opportunities for our valued customers. Most recently, EBTEC has introduced a wholly new technology to its array of high energy beam and conventional machining processes—Surfi-Sculpt™ (a patented process of TWI). With greater emphasis on turnaround times, our 35,000-square-foot Agawam facility and 16,000-square-foot Westfield facility are fully equipped to handle the entire fabrication process from design to shipment, including development pieces, low- to high-volume production, and complete product manufacturing.
EBTEC’s Corporate Commitment
EBTEC Corporation is committed to continuing the tradition of serving our most important assets—our customers. From high energy beam service subcontracting to full-service manufacturing, EBTEC will find solutions for your fabrication challenges.