Induction Heating and Heat Treatment
This article focuses on the process design set-up procedure for brazing and soldering. It provides a detailed account of the types of base metals that can be joined by these processes, and reviews the factors to be considered to enhance the joint design. Criteria for selection of the right induction heating equipment to carry out the brazing or soldering operation are also provided. The article describes the types of brazing filler metals and joint designs. It also presents the types of inspection methods, namely, mechanical and visual, used to determine the quality of the brazed joint. Important considerations for the automation of induction-heated brazing applications are also discussed. The article concludes by emphasizing the need for documenting an in-control process which is a vitally important reference for questions or problems arising in the machine settings or part quality.