Washer Calculation

Posted by Lucas-Milhaupt Brazing Experts on Dec 16, 2013

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Topics: HVAC/R, Brazing Fundamentals

Tips for Designing Braze Joints

Posted by Lucas-Milhaupt Brazing Experts on Nov 6, 2013

Ten Tips for Designing Braze Joints
Are you looking for high strength, corrosion resistance, electrical conductivity, ductility, hermeticity, good color match, or low-temperature metal joining?

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Topics: Brazing Fundamentals

Oxy-acetylene Torch Safety

Posted by Lucas-Milhaupt Brazing Experts on May 30, 2013

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Topics: Torch, Brazing Fundamentals, Brazing Tips

Stop-Off Blog

Posted by Lucas-Milhaupt Brazing Experts on Mar 19, 2013

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Topics: Flux, Brazing Fundamentals

Interfacial Corrosion

Posted by Lucas-Milhaupt Brazing Experts on Mar 7, 2013

Interfacial Corrosion
The situation:  When brazing stainless steel with flux, subject to a damp environment, you notice rust-like spots around the periphery of the braze metal. Rapid corrosion may begin within two days or even as soon as two hours.  The brazing filler metal may eventually peel away from the stainless steel surface as illustrated in the bent samples of Figure 1.

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Topics: Brazing Fundamentals

Designing Braze Joints at Temperature

Posted by Lucas-Milhaupt Brazing Experts on Oct 8, 2012

Braze Joint Design
Lucas-Milhaupt serves a wide variety of manufacturers brazing metals. On a daily basis, we see examples of proper braze joint design that yield high-quality, strong joints and good parts.  We also observe how improper design can produce weak joints, voids, and ultimately, scrap.

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Topics: Brazing Fundamentals

Capillary Action in Brazing

Posted by Lucas-Milhaupt Brazing Experts on Sep 28, 2012

Capillarity
Capillarity is defined as movement of a liquid along the surface of a solid caused by the attraction of molecules in the liquid to the molecules of the solid.

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Topics: Brazing Fundamentals, Brazing Tips

Fundamentals of Brazing Part 2

Posted by Lucas-Milhaupt Brazing Experts on May 18, 2012

There are six fundamentals of brazing that every brazer should follow to ensure consistent and repeatable joint quality, strength, hermeticity, and reliability. We went over the first three in our previous blog post; here are the last three in detail:

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Topics: Brazing Fundamentals

Fundamentals of Brazing Part 1

Posted by Lucas-Milhaupt Brazing Experts on May 4, 2012

There are six fundamentals of brazing that every brazer should follow to ensure consistent and repeatable joint quality, strength, hermeticity, and reliability. The six fundamentals are:

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Topics: Brazing Fundamentals

Designing for Preforms - Selecting the Brazing Preform

Posted by Lucas-Milhaupt Brazing Experts on Feb 20, 2012

SELECTING THE BRAZING PREFORM
In setting down the various preforms available, we may be guilty of too much detail. At the same time, we do want you to have a complete selection. We will go through the variations with illustrations alongside.

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Topics: Brazing Fundamentals