About Us

Headoffice in Cambridge, UK

CVE designs and builds process solutions and has more than 60 years experience manufacturing Electron Beam (EB) systems and Vacuum Furnaces (VF’s) from its base in Cambridge UK. 

CVE’s range of equipment includes systems ranging from 50 to 200 kV with beam powers up to 100 kW.

Professional engineering skills are applied to customer requirements resulting in innovative solutions to technical problems. The company's skilled workforce, experienced engineering department and extensive service team are backed up with a range of in-house test and diagnostic facilities. CVE offers true global coverage from itssales and service centres in the UK and worldwide.

Cambridge Vacuum Engineering's roots begin in the late 1950's in Cambridge, England with the founding of Torvac, a company specialising in the manufacture of Electron Beam Welders and Vacuum Furnaces.

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.

CVE operates a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2008.

 

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