Chris Kielb

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Proud to Do More to Develop the Next Generation of Welding Professionals

Posted by Chris Kielb on Jul 8, 2024 10:03:58 AM

It gives us tremendous pride that Christopher Kielb, our president, was recently elected to the Board of Trustees at Western New England University (WNE) in our hometown of Springfield, MA, and will also serve on WNE’s College of Engineering Advisory Board.


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Topics: News & Events

Manufacturing Process Selection Guide Vol. 2: Laser Beam Welding

Posted by Chris Kielb on May 1, 2024 12:12:03 PM
Laser Beam Welding: Audio Recording

Laser Beam Welding (LBW) is an advanced technique that uses a narrow beam of light to join pieces of metal. Laser welding is used to fuse parts by forming a pool of liquefied metal at the junction point where two pieces of metal meet. This technique is better than most for joining dissimilar metals and those that are typically difficult to weld.

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Topics: Aerospace Welding, Laser Welding

Why Reshoring Can Help You Ride the Wave [6 Reasons]

Posted by Chris Kielb on Apr 2, 2024 2:48:11 PM

Reshoring, sometimes called onshoring, the process of relocating manufacturing or production operations from offshore sites to a company’s home country, began about a decade ago and accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Post-pandemic, it remains a sound business strategy for six key reasons: 1) Enhanced Quality Control; 2) Supply Chain Resilience; 3) Intellectual Property Protection; 4) Greater Cost Effectiveness; 5) Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility; and 6) Improved Collaboration and Innovation.

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Topics: News & Events

Committed to Cybersecurity So Our Customers Have Peace-of-Mind

Posted by Chris Kielb on Oct 25, 2023 11:27:16 AM

Our commitment to achieving The Perfect Weld every time for customers like you in the Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Medical, Semiconductor, and Automotive industries is demonstrated by the nearly 30 certifications we hold and our compliance, or self-verified conformance, with numerous standards. Our certifications include ones issued by AWS, AMS, ASME, FAA, Nadcap, EASA, SAE, and ISO – an alphabet soup of accreditation bodies. We are also ITAR-registered and compliant with CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification)          

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Topics: News & Events

Thank You for Helping Us Get to Where We Are

Posted by Chris Kielb on Jun 28, 2023 8:30:00 AM

In this year of our 45th anniversary, now is an ideal time to reflect on how commitment to continuous improvement, teamwork, and partnerships with customers like you have allowed us to reach this milestone. 

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Topics: Advance Welding News, News & Events, Success Stories

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp.- Marine Systems Approval

Posted by Chris Kielb on Aug 2, 2022 10:29:10 AM

Advance Welding is very pleased to announce that we are an approved special process supplier for Northrup Grumman Marine Systems.  Our Supplier and Quality System has met or exceeded Northrup Grumman’s requirements.

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Topics: NAVSEA

Advance Welding Announces Acquistion of KTI, Inc. Electron Beam Welding and Laser Beam Welding Business Units

Posted by Chris Kielb on Feb 7, 2022 2:24:58 PM

We're excited to announce the acquisition of the KTI, Inc. Electron Beam Welding and Laser Beam Welding Business Units.

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Topics: News & Events

Success Story - Electron Beam Welding of Stainless Steel Bearing Seal Support for the Aerospace Industry

Posted by Chris Kielb on Jan 6, 2022 3:21:19 PM

When an FAA customer asked us to repair a bearing seal support with only two days' notice, we welcomed the opportunity to prove its dedication to satisfying their expectations.

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Topics: Electron Beam Welding, Success Stories

Success Story - Electron Beam Welding of a Radial Drive Shaft Assembly for the Aerospace/Aviation Industry

Posted by Chris Kielb on Jan 6, 2022 3:20:57 PM

A client of ours in the Aerospace/Aviation industry recently contracted us to provide electron beam welding, heat treatment, and inspection services for the radial drive shaft assembly highlighted here. We are certified to G.E. P8TF1 CL-A requirements and are uniquely capable of completing this project with a high level of integrity.

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Topics: Electron Beam Welding, Success Stories

Laser and Electron Beam Welding for the Commercial Industry

Posted by Chris Kielb on Dec 31, 2021 8:45:00 AM

When a Mississippi manufacturing client asked us to produce 30,000 assemblies for an air conditioning application, our team of designers and welders set right to the task of helping out. 

The assembly process consisted of laser welding and electron beam welding.

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Topics: Electron Beam Welding, Success Stories, Laser Welding

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