Ceramic Brazing vs. Welding
The lower temperature associated with ceramic brazing vs. welding can increase joining speed and reduce fuel gas consumption. Ceramic brazing can be easier for beginners to learn than welding. It can also be a cheap and effective technique for mass production. With ceramic brazing the joints generally have smooth attractive beads that do not require additional grinding or finishing. Components can be assembled with preformed plugs of filler material positioned at joints and then heated in a furnace or passed through heating stations on an assembly line. The heated filler then flows into the joints by capillary action. For thin work pieces like sheet metal or thin-walled pipe burn-through is less likely to result with ceramic brazing.