brazing

brazing, method of joining metal parts using nonferrous filler metals with high melting points such as copper, silver, and aluminum alloys . Brazing differs from soldering (see solder ) by using a higher temperature and unlike welding , the parts are not melted. Brazing is best for dissimilar or thinner metal parts and for parts difficult to weld or solder.

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