Brazing and Soldering – Joining Process Guide for Brazing and Soldering of Metals of Varying Thicknesses

The following table represents a guide (only) to the suitability of various brazing and soldering techniques for the joining of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys of varying thicknesses. Further information should be sought for the joining of specific metals of specific thicknesses.

A legend for abbreviations used in the table is provided below.

Material

Th

T
B

F
B

I
B

R
B

D

I
R
B

D
F
B

S

Carbon

Steel

S

I

M

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low

Alloy

Steel

S

I

M

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stainless

Steel

S

I

M

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cast

Iron

I

M

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nickel &

Alloys

S

I

M

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aluminium
& Alloys

S

I

M

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Titanium
& Alloys

S

I

M

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copper &

Alloys

S

I

M

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magnesium

& Alloys

S

I

M

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refractory

Alloys

S

I

M

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thickness:

S
I
M
T

Sheet up to 3mm
3-6mm
6-19mm
>19mm

Brazing and Soldering Processes

TB

FB

IB

RB

DB

IRB

DFB

S

Torch Brazing

Furnace Brazing

Induction Brazing

Resistance Brazing

Dip Brazing

Infrared Brazing

Diffusion Brazing

Soldering

 

Source: Engineering Materials Handbook, 5th Edition

 

For more information on this source please visit The Institute of Materials Engineering Australasia.

 

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