Electron beam weld parameter set development and cavity cost

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Various methods have recently been considered for use in the cost-effective manufacturing of large numbers of niobium cavities. A method commonly assumed to be too expensive is the joining of half cells by electron beam welding (EBW), as has been done with multipurpose EBW equipment for producing small numbers of cavities at accelerator laboratories. The authors have begun to investigate the advantages that would be available if a single-purpose, task-specific EBW processing tool were used to produce cavities in a high-volume commercial-industrial context. For such a tool and context they have sought to define an EBW parameter set that is ... continued below

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Brawley, John; Mammossor, John & Philips, Larry October 1, 1997.

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Various methods have recently been considered for use in the cost-effective manufacturing of large numbers of niobium cavities. A method commonly assumed to be too expensive is the joining of half cells by electron beam welding (EBW), as has been done with multipurpose EBW equipment for producing small numbers of cavities at accelerator laboratories. The authors have begun to investigate the advantages that would be available if a single-purpose, task-specific EBW processing tool were used to produce cavities in a high-volume commercial-industrial context. For such a tool and context they have sought to define an EBW parameter set that is cost-effective not only in terms of per-cavity production cost, but also in terms of the minimization of quench-producing weld defects. That is, they define cavity cost-effectiveness to include both production and performance costs. For such an EBW parameter set, they have developed a set of ideal characteristics, produced and tested samples and a complete cavity, studied the weld-defect question, and obtained industrial estimates of cavity high-volume production costs. The investigation in ongoing. This paper reports preliminary findings.

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  • 8th SRF workshop, Abano-Terme (IT), 10/1997

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  • Report No.: DOE/ER/40150-1441
  • Report No.: JLAB-ACT-98-004
  • Grant Number: AC05-84ER40150
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 755334
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703469

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Brawley, John; Mammossor, John & Philips, Larry. Electron beam weld parameter set development and cavity cost, article, October 1, 1997; Newport News, Virginia. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703469/: accessed July 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.