A beginner’s guide to metal bonding

The first thing a beginner should understand about metal bonding is that it isn’t easy. Most metals react with the air, or with each other, or with industrial chemicals. Their smooth surfaces are hard to grip, they conduct shock and vibration and expand with temperature. Image Credit For those reasons, metal fabrication has traditionally depended on laborious processes like riveting, welding and soldering. While many of us have tried to improvise a repair using glue, failures usually outnumber successes. Today, we have a wider choice. Understanding their strengths and limitations…

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