Sunday, October 24, 2021

What Is Bronze Welding & When Do You Need It

 Metals are reactive to heat which makes them hard to work with as a welder. With the right amount of heat focus (and the right technique), you can transform an entire piece of metal without much effort at all. 

Welding is a technique that fuses two metals together using heat. And while there are many different metals and various techniques to use, let’s take a look at bronze welding. 

What is Bronze Welding?

Bronze welding is sometimes referred to as braze welding. The two terms are interchangeable, but it should be noted that braze welding and brazing are two slightly different things. This welding is a type of MIG/MAG welding with processes that are almost identical to conventional welding. 

Bronze welding involves the melting and joining of two metals together by heating them to a melting point, resulting in strong joints. Though bronze welding is not just limited to bronze. It can also be used for building strong joints and can be used with a variety of metals, including cast iron, copper, steel, and other copper-based alloys.

The difference between bronze welding and regular welding is that it uses a different melting point due to the bronze filler wires. The lower temperature is due to a much lower melting point that works with the filler material, rather than working with the high-temperature melting of the parent material. 

When You Need Bronze Welding

Bronze welding can be used at any time. However, it is best to use it when you are joining together two different metals. Conventional welding requires high temperatures and the melting of the metals to bring them together. As you know, though, each metal has a different melting point. So combining two types using general welding practices may prove to be a little tricky. 

Bronze welding uses a filler material (also known as filler bronze rods) that connects the two pieces together at lower temperatures without worrying about actually melting the metal. So whether you are welding cast iron to steel, stainless steel to steel, copper to steel, and so forth - you can do so successfully by using a bronze filler. 

What You Should Know About Bronze Welding

Here are a few tidbits of knowledge about bronze welding that you may find useful going forward. 

  • When done right, bronze welding, although done at a much lower temperature and using filler material, often results in a much stronger joint than others. 

  • Since the metal itself isn’t melted, it will keep most of its physical properties - which is great news for bronze enthusiasts

  • Because you aren’t melting the metal, you can create a significantly strong joint between two metals that have different melting points when using bronze welding. 

Knowing that there are different types of welding techniques available and knowing when to use each can help you choose the best option for your metals. 

Atlas Bronze for All Your Bronze Needs

Atlas Bronze is a leader in the distribution of bronze and other metals in the United States - and has a team of skilled and professional staff members who can help you with all of your bronze needs. 

Whether you have questions about bronze welding or anything else, contact Atlas Bronze today at (800) 478-0887. We’ve got you covered for quality material at competitive prices.

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