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Brazing Hard Carbide – A Primer

Cutting tools like drills, dies, and machine tool bits as well as masonry, rock and mining drills are frequently made with carbide.  At fast cutting speeds, carbide increases the life of the cutting edge. While many mechanical fastening methods have…

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Creed Darling – Director of Technical Services

We are pleased to welcome Creed Darling to Bellman-Melcor as our new Director of Technical Services! Prior to joining Bellman-Melcor, Creed spent 5 years in operational roles including Plant Manager and Director of Operations in the power sports and metal…

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Ten Reasons to Braze Your Application

There are a variety of reliable metal joining methods.  Why choose to braze your application as opposed to any other method of joining?  Evaluating the appropriateness of brazing for your metal joining application requires consideration of the part’s end service…

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Proper technique is essential when brazing copper to aluminum

Although it requires practice, brazing of aluminum to copper can be successful using a tightly controlled process.  The most appropriate technique to use when joining these two base metals is flame brazing, using a low-temperature melting flux and brazing alloy. …

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Braze Stop Considerations

Milk of Magnesia, which is readily available at most retail outlets, can be as effective a braze stop as any stop off products.  A typical stop off is a mixture of metallic oxide powders and a liquid; plain Milk of…

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A Closer Look at Aluminum Brazing

On a basic level, brazing aluminum is similar to brazing other base metals.  However, aluminum’s low melting temperature, lower melt temperature brazing alloys, and specialized fluxes make brazing aluminum a unique process. 3000 series aluminum is the most frequently brazed…

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Brazing Process Selection – Four Essential Engineering Decisions

Identification of an application’s function, selection of materials, definition of an application’s shape, and selection of an appropriate brazing process are the four essential engineering decisions contributing to a successful brazing operation.  If there is a problem with your brazing…

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