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Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Benefits of Controlled Atmosphere Brazing in Automotive Manufacturing

If you have taken a look under the hood of your car lately, you likely have seen parts that were brazed using a Controlled Atmosphere Brazing (CAB) process. As more and more automotive manufacturers ...

Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 How To Clean Brazing Metals

Capillary action will work properly only when the surfaces of the metals are clean. If they are contaminated, IE: coated with oil, grease, rust, scale or just plain dirt, those contaminants have to ...

Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Proper Assembly For Brazing

Once the parts of the assembly for your brazed joint are cleaned and fluxed, it is time to put the assembly together. If the shape and weight of the parts permit, the simplest way to hold them ...

Published: Thursday, June 14, 2018 How to Clean a Braze Joint in Two Steps

Once you have properly brazed the assembly, you will need to clean the brazed joint. Cleaning a braze joint is a two step process. The first step is to remove all flux residues. Second, pickle the ...

Published: Friday, March 30, 2018 How to Flux Brazing Joints

Flux is a chemical compound applied to the joint surfaces before brazing. Flux is essential in the brazing process because it prevents oxides from forming and inhibiting the metallurgical bond in ...

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 Brazing Assembly: How to Braze a Joint

The fifth step of proper brazing procedure is where the action happens: this is how to actually braze a joint. Brazing involves heating the assembly to brazing temperature, and flowing the filler ...

Published: Monday, October 30, 2017 How to Maintain Clearance for Brazed Joints

Brazing, as we've seen, uses the principle of capillary action to distribute the molten filler metal between the surfaces of the base metals. Therefore, during the brazing operation, you should take ...

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, March 26, 2014 Liquidus vs. Solidus

Liquidus vs. Solidus Simply put, liquidus is the lowest temperature at which an alloy is completely liquid; solidus is the highest temperature at which an alloy is completely solid. Pure metals are ...

Published: Monday, December 16, 2013 Washer Calculation

Ring vs. Washer Both rings and washers are preform shapes used for brazing. For smaller parts with relatively small joint volume and lap area, either a washer or ring may be used (Figure 1). Both ...