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Brazing, Soldering, and Welding: What’s the Difference?

January 16, 2020

Three of the most common methods used to join metal pieces are welding, soldering, and brazing. In the industrialized world, these services are key to the creation and maintenance of all kinds of infrastructure and products, without which society would be incredibly different.


In today’s blog, we want to go over what sets these procedures apart from one another. On top of that, we also want to point out the benefits of CWB welding, which is in a class of its own.



Brazing uses a filler metal to join other metal parts together. This filler metal has a melting point above 450°C, but below the melting temperature of the other metal parts. Brazing is most effectively used to join two different materials that have different melting points. When the molten metal cools, it creates a strong and resilient joint. Brazing is typically used for fastening pipe fittings, tanks, carbide tools, axles, and more.



Like brazing, only the filler metal is melted during the soldering process but at a much lower temperature than brazing. Typically, soldering uses filler metals that melt at 450°C or below. Like brazing, soldering can be used to join metals, metallic alloys, composite materials, ceramics, as well as join dissimilar materials. One of the key advantages of soldering is that it joins materials without using high temperatures that can damage them. For these reasons, soldering is widely used in the electronics industry.



Of the three, welding creates the strongest bond as it involves melting two base metals together to make them one. It also uses a filler material to form a weld pool (molten material) that cools to form the joint. The permanent joint it creates is beneficial in manufacturing trains, cruise ships, roller coasters, and space crafts among others. Indeed, its superior strength makes it the go-to choice for industrial and building applications, and much more expertise is needed in order to perform welding satisfactorily.


The CWB Welding Difference

Weld Rich and Steel brings you affordable structural CWB welding services. CWB welding takes welding to a whole new level, thanks to certification from the Canadian Welding Bureau. Our welders have to pass the review and qualification process to ensure they meet the requirements for standardized product and safety codes. This means that our services and products are better, that we work more efficiently, and that we put safety and quality first in everything.


Experience the CWB welding difference today and get in touch!