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mardi 18 décembre 2012
AWS Specifications and Classifications

For those new to the field of brazing or its specific applications, the names of braze alloys can be challenging to understand. This is because the various companies selling braze alloy have unique product names, but many characteristics of the materials may, in fact, be similar. How do you understand and compare products? The American Welding Society (AWS) provides a system; we’ll explain how it works.

mercredi 21 novembre 2012
Calculating Ring Volume

To produce a proper braze joint, the volume of alloy used must match or exceed the volume of the joint to be brazed. The use of excess alloy adds cost and may require an additional post-machining operation. To ensure consistency in brazing, Lucas-Milhaupt has developed rings of pre-measured braze alloys for each specific application. These products ensure proper ring volume for the tube-and-fitting application, but first, the volume of the joint clearance must be properly calculated. Let’s walk through the process.

mardi 6 novembre 2012
Alloy Consumption Savings with Handy One

Alloy Consumption Savings When operators manually braze components with a torch, solid wire, and a separate brazing flux, there is a variance in the amount of brazing alloy among joints. This can result in excess alloy being consumed. Excess alloy means wasted materials, inconsistent brazing, and higher costs. Read on for a better alternative!

mardi 16 octobre 2012
Vacuum Tube Grade Brazing Alloys

The performance demands of the aerospace, medical, electronics, and commercial industries require an unparalleled degree of reliability. Their complex equipment is only as reliable as its components. Lucas Milhaupt has worked closely with customers to develop Vacuum Tube Grade (VTG) brazing alloys that meet their exceptional specifications and demanding application requirements. Join us for today’s discussion of VTG brazing materials!

lundi 8 octobre 2012
Designing Braze Joints at Temperature

In Lucas-Milhaupt’s 70 years of experience with brazing, we have found that proper braze joint design is essential to ensuring the highest strength and quality braze joint. Factoring brazing temperature into the design formula is key to success. Interested? Join us for a deep dive into braze joint design!

vendredi 28 septembre 2012
Capillary Action in Brazing

Lucas-Milhaupt has 70 years of experience providing products and services for the brazing industry. When working with manufacturing clients, we often emphasize the importance of capillary action in the brazing process. This action draws molten alloy into the joint between two metal parts. But what exactly IS capillary action? How does it work? And what factors inhibit its action? Today, we will focus on the scientific phenomenon of capillary action.

mercredi 19 septembre 2012
Handy One® Improves Joint Quality and Reduces Flux Usage

Brazing with Handy One® Brazing is commonly used in HVAC/R, automotive, aerospace, and other industries to join assemblies and different base metals. Brazing flux is applied to assemblies to prevent oxidation and allow the braze alloy to form the joint. When flux is applied externally before heating, a two-step, manual process is used. This introduces variable factors into the brazing process. Lucas-Milhaupt Handy One® flux-cored alloys offer a one-step alternative for brazing assemblies. These products can improve the quality of braze joints and reduce flux usage while streamlining the manufacturing process. Do you want better quality parts and reduced production costs? Read on for details!

vendredi 13 juillet 2012
Lucas-Milhaupt, Inc. Announces NEW Sil-Fos Rings

Lucas-Milhaupt Global Brazing Solutions would like to introduce our new Sil-Fos 15 Rings designed for brazing copper tubular components for HVAC/R installation applications.

mercredi 27 juin 2012
Choosing Flux for Silver Brazing

Silver brazing may be used in the manufacture of HVAC/R condensers and evaporators, construction and mining equipment, electrical assemblies, aerospace and transportation components, art and jewelry, plus other applications. During this process, a chemical compound called flux is applied to joint surfaces just before brazing. For silver brazing, several flux types are available for various base metals and brazing conditions. How do you choose the correct flux? It depends on the base metal, filler metal, and brazing process/heating method. Read on for details!

jeudi 31 mai 2012
Brazing vs. Welding

There are a number of options for joining metal parts, including adhesive bonding, nuts and bolts, and other mechanical fasteners. But for strong and permanent metal joints, the choice usually comes down to welding or brazing. What’s the difference? When should you use brazing vs. welding?

vendredi 18 mai 2012
Fundamentals of Brazing Part 2

There are six fundamentals of brazing that every brazer should follow to ensure consistent and repeatable joint quality, strength, hermeticity, and reliability. The final three fundamentals are: assemble for brazing with proper fluxing, properly heat to braze the assembly, and cleaning the brazed joint.

vendredi 4 mai 2012
Fundamentals of Brazing Part 1

There are six fundamentals of brazing that every brazer should follow to ensure consistent and repeatable joint quality, strength, hermeticity, and reliability. The first three fundamentals are: Good Fit and Proper Clearance, Clean Metals, and Proper Flux/Atmosphere.

jeudi 26 avril 2012
HVAC Joining Aluminum to Copper

As the HVAC industry uses more aluminum components, manufacturers need to join these parts—such as evaporator and condenser coils—to secondary copper lines or assemblies. In brazing or soldering, joint design and brazing/soldering consumables become key elements for joint integrity. Let’s head to the lab, as Lucas-Milhaupt tests the effect that different joint designs and brazing/soldering materials have on the quality of joints. Results will help you determine suitable means for joining your copper-to-aluminum components.

lundi 2 avril 2012
HVAC Trend: From Copper to Aluminum

Let’s look at an important trend in the HVAC/R industry: the move from copper to aluminum. Growing worldwide demand for HVAC/R—particularly cooling needs—is driving industry developments. Legislation is pushing improvements in energy efficiency during the manufacture of HVAC/R systems. Material costs and the need for reliable field performance have opened the door for a move from copper to aluminum. Lucas-Milhaupt offers the expertise and materials needed to support the transition to aluminum enabling companies to braze aluminum evaporator and condenser coils along with other aluminum components.

lundi 20 février 2012
Designing for Preforms - 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.

vendredi 17 février 2012
Designing for Preforms - Introduction

From bicycles to electronics -- whatever your products may be -- they can benefit from the accuracy and purity of Lucas-Milhaupt braze preforms. Economy in use is gained by getting the correct size and shape for your application. An edgewound washer, an arc ring, a stress relieved ring -- whatever the shape -- it is manufactured by Lucas-Milhaupt and in many cases only by Lucas-Milhaupt.