KTI, Inc. News & Events
Bi-Metallix, Inc., achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Bi-Metallix, Inc., an industry leader in electron beam welding continuous strip products, announcse it has achieved the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 certification for its Quality Management System. "This certification confirms that our organization demonstrates the ability to consistently meet our customers' evolving needs." states Rhody Triblets, Quality Manager at Bi-Metallix, Inc.
With their electron beam continuous strip welding expertise, they offer improved productivity over other joining methods. This process allows customers to stamp continuous coils of welded strip, rather than assemble individual components. It also reduces material and labor costs by eliminating the scrap typically produced by a conventional milling or skiving process. Their strip welding services have met the needs of diverse industries, from automotive and medical devices to electronic component manufacturing and expert staff assists clients in designing products that fully meet their needs. Contact Bi-Metallix, Inc. today to learn more about this unique welding process.
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.
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 Eric Welker, VP 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.
KTI is happy to welcome Pedro Ramirez and Alexander Froning to the company.
Pedro has over ten years experience in the electronics field and a strong mechanical background working as a fuel cell mechanic. As an electronics/maintenance technician he plans to maintain production machines and be proactive in adding new technologies to keep up with customer demands.
Alexander is a recent University of Connecticut graduate, majoring in Materials Science and Engineering with a concentration in Metallurgy. Alex brings forth broad materials knowledge, computer skills, and innovative ideas in his technical role at KTI.
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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.
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.
Senior Staff Member Hangs Hat, New Engineering Employee Helps Company Grow
When John Marshall joined the engineering staff, he was filled with enthusiasm to help KTI, Inc grow.
A long-time Sales Engineer, Ron Letendre retired. In the 25+ years at KTI, Inc Letendre helped the company to expand. Now Marshall will help to fill his shoes.
Marshall, a UConn graduate, says he's looking forward to the challenge and sees great potential for KTI, Inc to expand on partnerships that have begun to blossom in the last 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.