Using Selection Charts
Manufacturers’ selection charts can make your job easy. Make use of them and you won’t have to be a graduate metallurgical engineer to pick the right filler metal for your brazing application. For example, the downloadable chart above guides you to the correct Lucas-Milhaupt filler metal with little difficulty.
Note that relatively few “general purpose” alloys can cover over 90% of your brazing needs. And for specialized applications, you can readily determine the “special purpose” alloy best suited for the job. The chart also includes all the information you need on the melting range and metallurgical composition of each filler metal.
It’s important to remember that every brazing and soldering application has requirements which may make one filler metal alloy and form more appropriate and cost-effective than another. When you need assistance, let your technical experts evaluate your unique needs and give you a completely objective recommendation.