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This article discusses different types of joining processes, including welding, brazing, soldering, mechanical fastening, and adhesive bonding. It examines two broad classes of welding: fusion welding and solid-state welding. The article discusses the process selection considerations for welding, brazing, and soldering. It also describes joint design considerations such as selection of weld joints and welds.

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1998. "Introduction and Overview of Joining", Metals Handbook Desk Edition, 2nd Ed., Joseph R. Davis

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