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Brazing Design Review

Brazing refers to a group of metal-joining processes in which the bonding material is a nonferrous metal or alloy with a melting point higher than 425 C (800 F), but lower than that of the metals being joined. Brazing includes silver brazing (erroneously called silver soldering or hard soldering), copper brazing, and aluminum brazing.

Brazing requires less heat than welding and can be used to join metals that are damaged by high heat. However, because the strength of brazed joints is not as great as welded joints, brazing is not typically used in structural applications. In deciding whether brazing of a joint is justified, it should be remembered that a metal, which will be subjected to a sustained high temperature in use, should not be brazed.

A brazing flux is necessary to obtain a good union between the clean base metal and the filler metal. There are a number of readily available manufactured fluxes conforming to AWS and AMT specifications.

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