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Welding, Brazing and Soldering

Edited by
David LeRoy Olson
David LeRoy Olson
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Thomas A. Siewert
Thomas A. Siewert
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Stephen Liu
Stephen Liu
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Glen R. Edwards
Glen R. Edwards
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ASM International
Volume
6
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-173-3
Publication date:
1993
Book Chapter

Welding of Copper Alloys

By
M. Ned Rogers
M. Ned Rogers
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Batesville Casket Company
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Published:
1993
Page range:
752 - 771

Abstract

Copper and copper alloys offer a unique combination of material properties that makes them advantageous for many manufacturing environments. This article begins with a discussion on common metals that are alloyed with copper to produce the various copper alloys. It then reviews the factors that affect the weldability of copper alloys, including thermal conductivity of the alloy being welded, shielding gas, type of current used during welding, joint design, welding position, and surface condition. The article provides information on arc welding processes such as gas-metal arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, submerged arc welding, plasma arc welding, and gas-tungsten arc welding. It concludes with a discussion on safe welding practices.

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M. Ned Rogers, 1993. "Welding of Copper Alloys", Welding, Brazing and Soldering, David LeRoy Olson, Thomas A. Siewert, Stephen Liu, Glen R. Edwards

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