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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Brazing Components for Refrigeration

Are you brazing components for the refrigeration industry? This article is Part 2 of a two-part series on brazing for HVAC/R. Part 1: Brazing for the Refrigeration Cycle introduced the basic processes of a refrigeration cycle. This second article features the correct application of brazing filler metal to refrigeration components.

Monday, August 03, 2015
Brazing for the Refrigeration Cycle

One of the many industries using brazing is the refrigeration industry. This article is Part 1 of a two-part series on brazing for refrigeration. Today, we will focus on the basic processes of a refrigeration cycle. The second article will feature the correct application of brazing filler metal to components of the refrigeration cycle.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Brazing with Pre-formed Rings vs. Hand-fed Rods

What is the difference in joint quality between brazing with pre-formed rings vs. hand-fed filler metal rods? Could brazing with rings increase joint quality while reducing excess material usage? Join us as we share results from a recent experiment at the Lucas-Milhaupt lab.

Friday, April 24, 2015
De-alloying or Selective Attack in Brazing

When you expose silver-brazed joints to water environments under specific conditions, dezincification of the brazing alloy can take place, leading to joint failure. What is dezincification? What are the influencing factors? Are there solutions? Let’s dive in and discover the answers.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Aluminum Brazing: Corrosive or Non-Corrosive Flux

Many automotive and HVAC/R manufacturers use all-aluminum or mostly aluminum components. When brazing aluminum, two families of fluxes are commercially available: corrosive and non-corrosive. Let’s talk about choosing the proper flux for your application, including the advantages of each.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Effect of Joint Clearance on Braze Joint Strength

Having trouble with braze joint strength? Check your joint clearance. Brazing uses capillarity to distribute molten filler metal between base metals. When the clearance is narrow and you are brazing with flux, it is difficult for the flux to flow. Capillary action can be inhibited, resulting in reduced strength of the braze alloy. We will explore ideal clearances for various fillers and heating methods, plus base metal properties, joint design and metallurgical interaction.

Friday, February 06, 2015
Step Brazing

Does your process include the challenge of brazing or assembling components with two joints in close proximity—having one joint that cannot run the risk of being remelted due to quality requirements? You may need to resort to step brazing. Join us for a discussion on the applications and alloys involved, along with some common pitfalls and tips for prevention.