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Why Choose Induction Brazing for Your Part & Application?

Mar 16, 2018 8:25:00 AM / by Brett Daly

inductionheatingtitaniumBrazing, which can be done with induction, is a process in which two or more materials are joined together by a filler metal that has a lower melting point than the base materials. Various industries are known for induction heating titanium as well as brazing a number of materials in order to reach manufacturing objectives. Before you consider whether or not brazing is the right choice for you and your organization, it's important to understand the main reasons it's used by so many industries. Here's part one of our guide that will address some of the top reasons to consider induction brazing:

Joints are as Strong as Base Materials

First, after undergoing the brazing process, joints will be as strong as the base materials being joined together. For example, brazing aluminum correctly makes the end result stronger than it was at the start. This means that if the brazed joint does happen to fail, the failure will occur in the base material as opposed to the brazed joint itself. 

It's Permanent

As opposed to metals and other components that are manually fastened together and can come apart with time or wear and tear, brazed components are intended to be permanent.

"Unlike some mechanically fastened parts joined with nuts, bolts or screws, brazed components are not usually taken apart after brazing. The intent is that when one or more parts are brazed together to form an assembly, that assembly will stay together permanently. And, when brazing is done properly, permanence can definitely be achieved for a wide range of end-use conditions," writes W. Daniel Kay on American Welding Society.

Ultimately, it's important to completely evaluate the conditions at end-use that the component will have in order to determine whether or not brazing machinery is a good investment for you. These conditions include estimated stress levels, service temperatures, fatigue, cyclic conditions, and corrosion resistance requirements. 

 

Economically Efficient For Complicated Assemblies

While some heat treatment processes tend to be costly when it comes to complicated assemblies, brazing is known for its potential to save resources such as time and energy. Furthermore, multiple parts can be made at the same time using either bulk brazing procedures or indexed work stations with induction coils or torches.

"Brazing allows complex assemblies to be made by brazing together basic component parts in one simple operation. Instead of making a complex casting, the same assembly could be made by brazing readily available plate, bar and tubular structures together. Time and material can be saved that might otherwise be consumed in designing and manufacturing complex molds and castings, or in machining away base metal stock to achieve a certain required shape," writes W. Daniel Kay on American Welding Society.

Joins Even Large Surface Areas

Finally, brazing is a technique that allows large surface areas to be joined together. While adhesive bonding or soldering could have possibly been considered, brazing is typically the best technique to use for large surface area applications due to its corrosion resistance requirements working in tandem with its incredibly industrial and heavy-duty strength. Brazing works as a viable solution in many applications where other heat treatment methods simply cannot.

The efficiency of an induction heating system for a specific application depends on four factors: the characteristics of the part itself, the design of the inductor, the capacity of the power supply, and the amount of temperature change required for the application. When it comes to what industries need brazing, remember that these industries include transportation electrical, construction, medical, distribution, appliance, and more. For more information about induction heating equipment for sale, contact Ambrell Corporation.

 

Written by Brett Daly

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