Vacuum Diffusion Brazing of Al5052 Alloys Using Ag-28Cu Insert Metal
In this study, we examined brazeability of Al5052 alloys using a Ag-28Cu insert metal in vacuum condition. A high frequency induction-heating vacuum hot press was used for the brazing. Under a static pressure of 0.5 MPa and a vacuum of 5×10-5 Torr, the temperature of hot press was raised up to brazing temperature (480-590°C) at a speed of 10°C/min and held at the brazing temperature for various times. Interface behaviors of the brazed joints were observed after brazing at 480-590°C by optical microscopy and Electron Probe Micro Analyzer (EPMA). Also, bonding strength of the brazed joints was examined. During vacuum brazing of Al5052 alloys with Ag-28Cu insert metal, eutectic melts were formed by eutectic reaction between Al5052 and Ag-28Cu insert metal at about 490°C. It was found that reaction layers of two phases are formed at the interface between Al5052 and Ag-28Cu insert. EPMA analysis revealed that two phases in the reaction layers consist of Ag-rich phase and Cu-rich phase. The bonding strength of the joints increased with brazing temperature and time. The highest bonding strength was 141 MPa at 580°C, 10min.
Hyung Sun Kim, Yu Bao Li and Soo Wohn Lee
Y. S. Lee et al., "Vacuum Diffusion Brazing of Al5052 Alloys Using Ag-28Cu Insert Metal", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 510-511, pp. 390-393, 2006