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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.
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.
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?
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.