KTI, Inc. News & Events
KTI EXPANDS ELECTRON BEAM WELDING CAPACITY
KTI, Inc., an industry leader in Electron Beam Welding Technology recently expanded their capabilities and capacity by adding two additional pieces of welding equipment.
A Wentgate small cubed chamber machine and another Leybold Hereaus W-3 with a 15kw power supply and CNC Capabilities. Read more about them in the following section on “KTI, Inc. Expands Operations” section.
The KTI group specializes in electron beam welding, laser welding, and FAA repair station services. They are Nadcap & FAA certified providing welded components for ground turbine engines, power generation equipment, sensor components, missile components, turbo machinery. Various capabilities include tooling, fixturing, designing, etching, inspection, research and development. KTI serves the aerospace, automotive, electronic, military, medical, commercial and various industrial industries.
Mr. Howard Orr honored for outstanding community service
The University of Connecticut's MSE department proudly acknowledges Industrial Advisory Board member Mr. Howard Orr for his recognition as the Northeastern Economic Developers Association's 2012 Volunteer of the Year.
In 2018 the Hartford Business Journal recognized Mr. Orr with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his business leadership and volunteer work.
KTI Expands laser welding capabilities
KTI has expanded its current laser welding capability by adding a state of the art CNC 2 KW Continuous Wave Fiber Laser to its East Windsor, CT facility. "This additional laser will broaden our current laser capability and further compliment our already strong Electron Beam Welding services," states Nelson Bellon Filho General Manager.
We welcome your inquiries. Our technical staff is available to help you solve any welding issues to assure that high quality, repeatable welds are achieved.
KTI adds new members to the team.
We are pleased to announce that Nelson Bellon Filho has joined the executive management team at the KTI Group as General Manager of the operation. He comes to us with over 30 years of manufacturing experience.
Nelson will be reporting to Howard Orr the President.
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KTI, INC Expands Operations with Technology Growth
KTI, Inc is growing yet again, this time by using new technology to expand and upgrade its equipment.
A Hamilton Standard W-2 7.5 KW Electron Beam Welding machine has been reconditioned and is being retrofitted with a 4-axis CNC system. The machine, with a chamber size of 62" x 62" x 64", will soon be used for development work in advanced electron beam technology areas utilizing wire feed techniques.
A new LaserStar Workstation is now used for welding of sub-assemblies and light laser welding applications.
A Leybold Heraeus W-3 Electron Beam Welding machine has been reconditioned and added to provide increased penetration capabilities. The machine has a 15 KW rated power supply and has a chamber size of 108” x 56” x 66”.
A small chamber Wentgate Electron Beam Welder has be added. It has a 12” x 12” x 12” cube chamber.
Leak Detection capability has also been expanded, and now includes a new Varian Helium Leak Detector.
New Collaborations Focus on Search for Solutions to Industry Issues
KTI, Inc is now working with the University of Connecticut, Materials Science and Engineering Department and a large aerospace company.
The new collaboration will focus on research and development to create metallurgical solutions for two problems in the aerospace industry. Students will document the problem and process. They then use KTI, Inc's metal joining expertise to test, analyze and develop solutions. The "Capstone" program works through the full school year. This joint development with UConn with a large aerospace company and a small manufacturing company is a pilot program to build a 5 year sustainable program for on-going projects.
Another program is bringing KTI, Inc and the State of Connecticut together again. It will afford a UConn engineering student an opportunity to work with KTI, INC for a semester. This program is called the "Innovation Scholar Program". The State of Connecticut Small Business Innovation Office created a matching grant for small manufacturing companies. UConn's school of engineering is funding a student to work on the project.
It is expected that both of these programs will create additional jobs at KTI, Inc within a year.
KTI, Inc has also become ITAR Registered. ITAR stands for "International Traffic in Arms Regulations". The new laws requires that companies doing work on military contracts must be registered and comply with these regulations.