The following link contains a Whitepaper on the tensile strength test we conducted. We conducted the testing to show that a fully penatrated weld is stronger than a partially penatrated weld.
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We are all looking for feel good stories these days and when they hit close to home it makes them a little more uplifting. A recent story that gained international attention has a link back to Axenics.
You can read the whole story here or on several other sites. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/man-reunited-with-dog-10-years-later/
As it turns out, Jamie Carpentier's father, Dick, has been a core member of the Axenics team for a dogs age.
As told by Chris Coutis, V.P. of Axenics, Inc.
On February 13th, 2013 Axenics was invited down to Washington D.C. by Senator Jeanne Shaheen to speak at a round table discussion on the state of small business. Our CEO, Haywood Schmidt and I were asked to address a small panel of Senators in the Senate building on a variety of topics which included the current challenges that small businesses face.
Axenics was chosen to attend the meeting because we have recently partnered with the State of New Hampshire on a variety of programs that help create jobs as well as increase domestic exports. We were awarded a grant by the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development that will assist us in moving towards a NADCAP certification, which will enable us to provide services in the Aerospace sector both domestically and internationally.
Our flight down was mostly uneventful (thankfully!). The only memorable part of the flight was a conversation I overheard between two passengers mid-Flight: A man and a woman seated in the isle over from me were talking about their disgust with the Congress. They went on for a good ten minutes talking about their disapproval. Their conversation was comical to me, solely because New Hampshire Representative Annie Kuster was sitting directly behind me, unbeknownst to them! I peered over the seat several times to gauge her reaction.
Prior to the committee meeting, Haywood and I were invited to Senator Shaheen’s office for a light breakfast. During this visit we were able to speak privately with the Senator and we discussed several factors that affect our business. Economic challenges were the bulk of the discussion. The Senator’s entire staff was attentive and cordial. They really made us feel welcome during our time at her office.
After our time in the Senator’s office, Haywood and I joined several other small businesses from around the United States at the Senate Steering and Outreach Committee meeting. Individually we were able to address about 20 Senators, their constituents, and staff. Topics were addressed on a range of issues like job creation, economic downturns, and business success stories. Haywood spoke about how Axenics started as a field service contractor. He recognized an opportunity to grow the smaller weldments side of the business into a full-scale contract manufacturer specializing in high purity welding. He also touched on how helpful the Department of Resources and Economic Development had been.
Axenics was one of the first companies to speak, so I spent the last hour looking around the room for familiar faces. Senator Harry Reid was there; I have seen him on TV countless times. One of my favorite comedians from Saturday Night Live, Senator Al Franken was about 20 feet away, too!
After the committee meeting had ended, Haywood and I were given a tour of the Capital Building by two members of Senator Shaheen’s staff. We were impressed with the amount of knowledge the two college-aged guides had. Our tour included several famous statues and paintings from around the Capital, as well as trips to both the Senate and House Chambers. As we walked into the House Floor, I became overwhelmed with a sense of history. Knowing the State of the Union Address was given there the night before made the visit even more special. It was nice to have that strong feeling of patriotism come over you, despite all the recent trouble in Washington.
I was excited that Axenics was invited to this round table discussion; it was a new experience for me! Over all this whole trip left me feeling proud to be an American and proud of the company Axenics has grown to be. Being in Washington and seeing the way our government works reassured me that they are there to help us out, even when it doesn’t feel that way.
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This video focuses on cleanroom orbital welding and the TIG welding services that is the core of our business. In the video we talk about how cleanroom orbital welding is performed and the importance of contaminant free welds. The products that are made using our cleanroom orbital welding process are generally used in the Medical, Life Science and Semi-Conductor industries. By proforming cleanroom orbital welding, we insure that the end product remains free of contaminants while insuring a strong and clean weld.
We also discuss our TIG welding capabilities and touch on the importance of purging welds. Our TIG welding staff is very experienced and educated in the craft. We are known for the high level of quality that our TIG welding staff produces and this is due to their level of skill. Our TIG welding services cover a wide range of markets where cleanliness is a factor.
A Helium Leak Detection unit or helium mass spectrometer is an instrument commonly used to detect and locate small leaks in a system or device. Helium leak detection is important when using a high pressure or vacuum system to insure the system or device is leak free. Helium Leak Detection is the best way to check for leaks because Helium is one of the lightest and smallest molecules and will seep out of the smallest leaks. Only hydrogen has a smaller or lighter molecule weight, but it is flammable and more expensive. Helium is nontoxic, inert, inflammable, and nonreactive, making it very safe to use.
Operating a Helium leak Detection unit is not difficult, but you must understand how the process works to insure the reading is accurate. The Helium Leak Detection unit will create a vacuum in the product you are testing. It will then leak helium through the test parts and measures the results on the inside of the product. If helium is detected on the outside of the system or device the Helium Leak Detection unit will alert you and enable you to pinpoint the area of failure.
It is important to maintain the helium leak detection unit. Annual services by the manufacturer as well as weekly and monthly inspection of the helium leak detection unit will insure it operates correctly. Calibration of the helium leak detection unit should be done often and is a straight forward process.