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verb[WITH OBJECT]often as adjective brazed
Form, fix, or join by soldering with an alloy of copper and zinc at high temperature:‘a brazed joint’‘a disc is brazed to the cut-off end of the drill shank’
- ‘Copper can also be welded, brazed and soldered satisfactorily.’
- ‘The handle is welded to the body rather than brazed or silver soldered.’
- ‘In addition, they can be joined by brazing and soldering.’
- ‘Magnesium can be welded by many of the arc and resistance welding processes, as well as by the oxyfuel gas welding process, and it can be brazed.’
- ‘They can be readily brazed, and many coppers and copper alloys can be welded by various gas, arc and resistance methods.’
- ‘When a diamond is brazed to a metal substrate, while obtaining a stable joining strength, a joined interface of the diamond is not eroded to provide a good joint with a beautiful view.’
- ‘The crown and back comprise a single element separated by a hollow space joined by brazing the parts together.’
- ‘A typical use is the production of hermetic joints for vacuum brazing applications.’
- ‘Patented brazing techniques were combined with self-aligning parts to provide a completely sealed device.’
- ‘Each barrel of a double rifle is brazed along a central axis where the barrels are joined.’
- ‘It can be brazed in an entirely inert-gas atmosphere.’
- ‘Bolt body and handle are forged in one piece, unlike many current actions in which the bolt handle is brazed or welded on.’
- ‘The convex top is impressed with diamond patterning and is brazed to the body of the thimble.’
- ‘These steels are also brazed using nickel alloy filler metal.’
- ‘No, someone brazed his door handles solid yesterday and epoxy-resined his windows shut.’
- ‘During World War II new brazing alloys of silver were developed.’
- ‘Not only can a high-power microwave oven be used to cook food, it can be harnessed for joining, carburizing, sintering, brazing, nitriding, and annealing metal parts.’
- ‘Almost any method of joining is applicable to aluminum: riveting, welding, brazing or soldering.’
- ‘French armorers, I understand, commonly brazed two magazines end-to-end to facilitate a rapid reload.’
- ‘The metallization allows the fiber to be soldered to the ferrule, which in turn can be brazed to the side of the package for a hermetic seal.’
A brazed joint.
Late 17th century: from French braser solder, ultimately of Germanic origin.
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