Brazing Tungsten Carbide Components

Tungsten Carbide

Tungsten carbide components are commonly joined to steels and other materials by brazing. Brazing involves placing a metallic braze alloy along with a fluxing agent between the components to be joined and then heating the assembly until the braze alloy melts and flows to fill completely the small gap between the two components. Soldering is similar to brazing, but is performed at lower temperatures with lower melting point alloys. Soldered joints, however, generally lack the mechanical or thermal strength to satisfy the requirements of many applications.

The machine wear parts production is one of the most vibrant industries in the world today. That is because of the increased mechanization in almost every aspect of human life. From the farms, factories and construction, the use of machine has risen exponentially. However, one of the biggest issues in the industry is the quality tools. Among the key things that stand out is the quality of raw materials and the processes. For the raw material, the use of the tungsten carbide and steels remain the best option. However, combine the two separate metals requires a strong joint. That is where the use of the braze technology or the braze tungsten carbide.