Today, our technical team outlines the main elements used in brazing filler metals, along with the most important features of each element. The more you understand about these elements, the better equipped you are to choose and use the correct products for your brazing operation.
Published: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Characteristics of Alloying Elements
Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017 How to Repair a Brazed Joint on Aluminum Heat Exchangers
Braze Joint Repair: Aluminum Heat Exchangers Brazing aluminum heat exchangers is a challenging task, making them susceptible to leaks during service. Replacing them under warranty is costly. Let’s look at an alternative: repairing leaks with a brazing alloy specially made for this application.
Published: Thursday, June 01, 2017 Brazing Surface Preparation: How to Clean Base Materials
Cleaning base materials is one of the Six Fundamentals of Brazing that ensure quality braze joints. Let’s review the key aspects of surface preparation and take a walk through the cleaning process. Having a spotless brazing practice helps maximize your joint quality while minimizing joint failure.
Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Your Industry-Specific Brazing Solutions
You want brazing solutions designed for your needs – whether you are manufacturing air conditioning systems for automobiles or highly sensitive jet turbine blades or even components for satellites. Find out which brazing alloys and consumables meet your specific needs.
Published: Thursday, January 19, 2017 Stay Current on Resistance Brazing
The most common brazing processes include torch, induction, furnace and resistance brazing. Of these methods, resistance brazing is the least common heating method. Why? Compared to the others, it is ...
Published: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Considerations for Carbide Brazing
The mechanical properties of carbides make them useful in applications such as mining tools, cutting tools and wear parts. Let’s look at key factors that play a role in successful carbide brazing: coefficient of thermal expansion, joint design, carbide composition, filler metal selection, flux/atmosphere, fixturing and heating.
Published: Thursday, July 28, 2016 Vacuum Brazing Success
In the commercial brazing industry, several processes are used to braze assemblies on a repeatable basis. Today, we are focusing on successful vacuum brazing. Part I of this posting addresses basic definitions and processes. In Part II, learn how to choose filler metals for your vacuum brazing application.
Published: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 Stop-Off Helps Restrict Braze Alloy Flow
A formulation called Stop-Off can help you restrict the flow of braze alloy on your assembly. When should you use this brazing aid? Which type is right for your brazing process? How does it work?
Published: Monday, May 16, 2016 Flux Removal: Post-Braze Cleaning
When using flux for brazing, you may need to remove residual flux with an appropriate method for your materials and process. Let’s discuss why post-braze cleaning is one of the Six Fundamentals of Brazing and then examine the most common techniques.
Published: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 Copper Tubing Braze Alloy Usage Calculator
Conveniently estimate the amount of braze alloy or solder alloy required for plumbing or HVACR applications—with the new online calculator from Lucas-Milhaupt®. Estimate the amount of braze alloy or solder alloy required to join standard plumbing or HVACR tubing by inputting the number of joints to be brazed or soldered, and the desired form of alloy to use.