Induction brazing is a process for joining two metals with a filler material that melts, flows, and wets the metals’ surfaces at a temperature that is lower than the melting temperature of the two metals. Induction brazing uses an electromagnetic field to generate heat in the conductive material of a workpiece placed within or near a coil. Induction brazing offers benefits such as efficiency, repeatability, easy integration, safety, and small footprint.
Induction brazing of stainless steel to copper is possible with the right filler material and flux. The filler material should have a lower melting temperature than both stainless steel and copper and should be compatible with both metals. The flux should prevent oxidation of the metal surfaces and filler material during the brazing process. Some examples of filler materials and fluxes for induction brazing of stainless steel to copper are:
The joint design, surface preparation, fixture, heating time and temperature, and cleaning are also important factors for the successful induction brazing of stainless steel to copper.
Some of the advantages of brazing stainless steel to copper with induction heating are:
Induction heating can braze similar and dissimilar metals, such as stainless steel and copper, with the right filler material and flux.
To select an induction heating machine for brazing stainless steel to copper, you need to consider several factors, such as:
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