Automotive Brazing

Custom Capabilities

Customized solutions to support the growth and success of your innovations

Our approach

Our complete offering of products and services enables us to be totally objective about your needs. We recommend what is best for you and your applications, rather than how it fits our product mix. This technically orientated approach to metal joining assures savings and quality on every joint you produce. Manufacturing excellence is the starting point for all we do.

Custom Formulations

Lucas Milhaupt has a comprehensive inventory of alloys, fluxes, and forms for virtually any metal joining requirement. Brazing and soldering materials are available in a wide variety of forms including wire, rod, preformed rings and foil. They are also available in an atomized powder for blending with binder systems for making pastes.

Metal Stamping

With our extensive inventory of dies, we can respond quickly to your needs. We have over 4,000 dies available for top-quality stamped parts. We also have the ability to produce custom dies for your application. Our craftsmen produce simple, compound or progressive dies, utilizing high precision equipment to manufacture washers, discs, perforated strip and irregular configurations.

Slitting

Our skilled machine operators slit strip to widths from 6" down to .062" (152.4mm to 1.57mm) and package the material on either spools or coils, depending upon your needs and production requirements.

Strip Rolling

We have the ability to roll your strip thicknesses not available directly from the mills. This customized service can yield strip in widths up to 6" (152.4mm) and thicknesses down to .001" (.025mm).

Wire Drawing & Flattening

Carbide and diamond dies produce wire diameters from .187" to .005" (4.75mm to .127mm). The ability to draw wire enables us to provide the optimal size filler metal for incorporation into your assemblies. You do not need to waste money and material by brazing with stock sizes of material that may be too large for your assembly. Drawing also yields round, square, half round, rectangular or unusual cross sections.

Wire Preform Rings

Manufactured by high speed machines, rings maintain a true radius and may be partial turn, full turn or multiple turn. Rings inside diameter can range from 12" down to .040" and wire diameters from .125" to .008".

Paste and Flux Products

Paste products consist of an atomized filler metal powder, a flux (when necessary) and a binder to hold the components together. Pastes, like preforms are advantageous because with the correct dispensing equipment, tight control can be made on material usage. This can reduce your unit costs and yield consistent high quality joints.

Additionally, one paste product could be suitable for a wide variety of joint configurations. Paste can also be formulated to behave differently during the heating cycle. Flux is critical to the brazing and soldering process because it reduces the oxidation that forms on both the brazing filler metal and the materials being joined in open air.

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