A break-a-way group formed Wentgate Engineers in the mid 1960's and for many years the two companies traded in competition.
Torvac purchased the Hawker Siddley Dynamics "Dynaweld" technology, which added 150kV welders to their range.
Through the process of acquisition, both Wentgate and Torvac became owned by Thermal Scientific and in the late 1980's, under their new TI Group ownership, the companies moved to their present site, rationalised themselves and began trading under the name, Cambridge Vacuum Engineering. Since October 2001 the company has been owned by Aquasium Technology Ltd.
2007 has seen strengthening of the CVE brand with WDI in the States now being known as CVE Inc.
CVE today manufactures Electron Beam Welders and Vacuum Furnaces. They also provide spares and service support for the 50 year history of Torvac, Wentgate and Dynaweld products.