Silver Alloys Usage Guide
|Very fluid, fast flow and economical. Used with copper, brass, and bronze base metal with recommended joint clearance 0.001" to 0.003".
|Silver addition lowers solidus temperature, not as fluid as PhosCopper 0, gap clearance 0.001" to 0.003".
|Used when gap clearance range is 0.003 to 0.006". Ideal for larger copper pipe sizes.
|For copper, brass or bronze. Slightly more fluid than PhosCopper 5 and PhosCopper 15. Used as preform rings for heat exchangers.
|Developed to mimic performance of PhosCopper 15 alloy at lower cost.
|Reasonably fluid, similar to PhosCopper 0 in joint clearance of 0.001 to 0.003". Ideal flow as preform.
|Most versatile, easy to use. Best for unstable joint clearance (0.002" to 0.006") and brazing temperature. High strength and ductility.
|Automatic brazing of copper and copper products.
|Low silver at expense of broad melt range. Requires rapid heating to prevent liquation.
|Less silver than SilverAlloy Cd-30 at the expense of increased melt temperature and range.
|Similar to SilverAlloy Cd-25 but requires better heat control. Reduced melt range but more prone to oxidation.
|Less silver than SilverAlloy Cd-35 at the expense of increased melt temperature and range.
|Broader melt range than SilverAlloy Cd-45. Suitable for larger gap clearance and easier filleting.
|Lowest melting range in joining ferrous, non-ferrous and dissimilar metals with close joint clearance requirement.
|Similar to SilverAlloy Cd-45 properties with narrower melt range. Used on same base metals.
|Universal alloy in joining of carbide tool assemblies. Nickel addition improves corrosion resistance in marine environment and caustic media.
|Used for simultaneous brazing and heat-treating of steels. Improved ductility to the brass brazing alloys.
|Good color match to band instruments and other brass assemblies. Compatible to heat-treat cycles of carbon steel.
|Excellent temperature match to heat treatment of carbon steels. Good color match to yellow brass assemblies.
|Less silver than SilverAlloy A-30 at the expense of increased melt temperature and range. Moderate ductility.
|Typical applications are the joining of steels, stainless steels, tungsten carbide.
|Least silver of the Ag-Cu-Zn-Sn family. Moderate ductility limits joint design and application.
|Good for refrigeration assemblies where higher temperatures can be employed. Good for copper, nickel-silvers, and other non-ferrous alloys.
|Dissimilar metals brazing in refrigeration tubing. Moderate melt temperature for ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.
|Similar melt temperatures to cadmium-bearing SilverAlloy Cd-30 and SilverAlloy Cd-35. Suitable for ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
|For nickel, steel and copper alloys, good wide gap filling characteristics.
|Good corrosion properties with stainless steels. Often used in joining of tungsten carbides.
|Similar applications as SilverAlloy A-40Ni2 and A-50Ni2. with broader melt range for better gap filling characteristics.
|Narrower melt range suitable for furnace brazing of steel, nickel, copper alloys. Good ductility.
|Intermediate melt temperatures of the tin-containing family. Used in joining ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.
|General purpose alloy for brazing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Excellent replacement to Cd containing alloys.
|Good for dissimilar metals with moderate flow characteristics.
|Low temperature melting alloy for joining carbides and ferrous alloys.
|Widely used for electrical applications and in joining dissimilar metals.
|Used with 300-series stainless in Food, Medical and Dental fields. Good Cd-free alternative for SilverAlloy Cd-50Ni3 in carbide brazing.
|Similar to SilverAlloy A-56T at expense of increased melt temperature and range.
|Low zinc suitable for furnace brazing. Good for elevated service temperatures to 700°F. used for carbon assemblies.
|Excellent replacement to cadmium containing alloys when low melt temp. is required. Good corrosion properties. Color match to stainless.
|Similar to SilverAlloy A-65. Good for nickel and silver alloys.
|Third lowest melt alloy of the "Silversmith Alloys". Good color match to silver.
|Used on sterling silver, next lower melt temperature below SilverAlloy A-75 in step brazing.
|Used on sterling silver. Excellent color match to silver, highest melting of "Silversmith Alloys".
|Joining of steel and stainless steel assemblies that come into contact with ammonia (NH3).
|High purity brazing alloy with applications in aeronautics, vacuum tubes, specialty parts joining.
|Good for vacuum and atmosphere brazing. A replacement to copper braze when lower melt temperature is required.
|Good for elevated application to 700°F. Absence of zinc eliminates zinc deposit within furnace during brazing operation.
|Excellent for furnace and vacuum brazing. Good corrosion resistance to marine environment.
|Good for atmosphere and vacuum furnace brazing of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. Used in critical electronic and aerospace brazements.
|Similar to SilverAlloy B-72, Cd-free with nickel addition to impart improved corrosion properties with stainless steel.
|Contains Li. High fluidity. For ferrous and nonferrous alloys. Especially suitable for thin stainless steel.
|Brazing of specialty steels and alloy used in high temperature service.
|Special alloy with very low level of impurities for vacuum brazing.
|Moderate temperature low pressure systems, in particular the electronic vacuum tube.
|For use on ferrous/ non-ferrous alloys; for brazing metallized ceramics to nickel-cobalt-iron assemblies, or joining glass to metal seals.
|For strong, robust, integral joints: aeronautical applications, linear-beam vacuum tubes, power supply surge protectors, automotive parts.
|Complete List of Vacuum Grade Brazing Alloys
|Similar to Layermet A-50Ni2 with higher brazing temperature. Exhibits good strength and wetting action on carbide.
|Similar to Layermet A-40Ni2 with higher nickel for strength and corrosion resistance.
|A popular cadmium-free tri-layered silver-copper-silver strip in 1/2/1 ratio that delivers superb performance in carbide brazing applications.
|A cadmium bearing Layermet with exceptional strength, flow characteristics, and extremely low brazing temperature.