Tubular Transition Joints—Stainless Steel to Aluminum; A Diffusion-Bonding Technique Compared with Alternate Methods

  • A. R. Gilman
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 13)


A new application of the extrusion process has been developed to effect solid state diffusion bonding of metals as dissimilar as aluminum and stainless steel. Bonding is effected by utilizing the high pressures of extrusion under controlled conditions to provide intimate contact between previously cleaned surfaces. Accompanied with elevated temperatures, atom transfer. across the original interface is effected, thereby creating a diffusion bond. The strength and integrity of diffusion-bonded transitions is that of the aluminum component, The diffusion-bonding process and its product are compared with alternate methods of manufacture.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Gilman
    • 1
  1. 1.Whittaker CorporationWest ConcordUSA

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