Brazing | Copper Brazing | Silver Brazing

Brazing is a process in which two metals are joined together by emitting heat from a brazing furnace, brazing torches or a brazing rod onto a filler metal whose melting point is above 840 degrees F but below the melting point of the base metals being joined. The filler metal is distributed between the closely fitted metal surfaces by capillary action. Brazing copper is the most common type of brazing we encounter; however, silver brazing is another area of service we perform along with other types of metals.

Brazing can be traced back to ancient Egypt in the days of the Pharaohs. It is a proven economical way to permanently join metals. Properly designed and brazed joints are actually stronger than the base metals of the components. Unusual shapes and multi-joint designs can be brazed in bulk without special fixtures. It is also possible to join dissimilar metals and thin gages. Brazing is often a superior option to welding.

Advantages of brazing include:

  • Lighter weight components
  • Stronger assemblies
  • Leak-tight and attachment properties
  • Multi-joint processing in a single pass
  • Permanent joints
  • Uniform stress relief throughout