Flexible Welding Enclosures® alternative to metal glove

24 July 2020

There is an ever-increasing demand in industries such as the Aerospace, Medical, and Motorsport for high quality welded titanium components. 

Metal glove boxes were previously a big success, however with the lack of flexibility, heavy in weight and high cost to purchase, industries have looked to a more economical alternative.

Flexible Welding Enclosures® designed by Weld Purging Experts Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® provide a low-cost option, providing a very fast purging time down to a few parts per million.

The use of Flexible Welding Enclosures® has also increased during the development of the Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing process, providing an inert gas shield around the titanium and other reactive alloy components.

Each Enclosure is manufactured with a connection for a Weld Purge Monitor®, so the oxygen level can be measured at all times. Transfer sleeves also make it possible to pass small parts in or out of the enclosure without affecting the purge quality.

They are manufactured from an optically clear ultra-violet resistant engineering grade pvc, providing excellent vision and ease of access.