are many advantages to using a braze paste, the most common
being, reduced manufacturing costs, improved productivity,
reduced re-work and cleaner working environment. The following
case studies demonstrate these advantages.
|Plumbing Brass and Copper
manufacturer of a simple plumbing fitting (brass fitting
to 16mm copper pipe) was experiencing a 4% leak rate on
newly brazed parts. The average production rate was 6000
parts per month and this was causing concern...
|Carbide Tool Tips
manufacturer of carbide tipped circular saws had been
applying the braze filler metal by spraying the alloy
in powder form on to the saw blade and then brazing on
an induction brazing machine, where the carbide tip was
fed through a bowl feeder into position and brazed. This
was a costly process as it required two operators and
a high percentage of the sprayed powder missed the blades
and was unusable...
|Stainless Steel and Copper Saucepans
manufacturer of copper bottomed stainless steel saucepans
wanted to reduce the silver content of the braze filler
powder they were using, to help reduce costs. The alloy
they used was 30% silver and widely used in the industry...