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Monday, December 16, 2013
Washer Calculation

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. Both washers and rings can be circular in shape; however, their cross sections will always differ in shape. A washer has rectangular cross section, whereas a ring has a circular cross section.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Furnace Atmosphere

When brazing with a furnace, the type of atmosphere plus compatibility with the base materials and filler metals are key to successful joining. Manufacturers that are mass producing large assemblies often rely on controlled atmospheres and vacuum furnaces—to achieve the benefits of reduced oxides, minimal use of flux and cleaner finished pieces. Which atmospheres are best for your applications? Let’s discuss the science and various scenarios of furnace atmosphere.