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Brazing practice

Brazing is a metal-joining process. Two or more metal items are joined together by melting and flowing a filler metal into the joint. The filler metal has a lower melting point than the adjoining metal.

Brazing differs from welding because it does not melt the work pieces. Brazing differs from soldering because it uses a higher temperature and more closely fitted parts than soldering.

During the brazing process, the filler metal flows into the gap between close-fitting parts by capillary action.[1][2]

The filler metal is brought slightly above its melting temperature. while protected by a suitable atmosphere, usually a flux. It then flows over the base metal and joins the work pieces together. A big advantage of brazing is it can join the same or different metals with considerable strength.

References[change | change source]

  1. Groover, Mikell P. 2007. Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing: materials processes, and systems. (2nd ed) John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-81-265-1266-9
  2. Schwartz, Mel M. 1987. Brazing. ASM International. ISBN 978-0-87170-246-3