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Brazing services

Notching is a metalworking operation in which the punch removes material from the edge or corner of a strip or blank or part.

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Brazing Overview

In another similar usage, brazing is the use of a bronze or brass filler rod coated with flux together with an oxyacetylene torch to join pieces of steel. The American Welding Society prefers to use the term braze welding for this process, as capillary attraction is not involved, unlike the prior silver brazing example. Braze welding takes place at the melting temperature of the filler (e.g., 870 °C to 980 °C or 1600 °F to 1800 °F for bronze alloys) which is often considerably lower than the melting point of the base material (e.g., 1600 °C (2900 °F) for mild steel).

In Braze Welding, or Fillet Brazing, a bead of filler material reinforces the joint. Braze welding has many advantages over fusion welding. It allows you to join dissimilar metals, to minimize heat distortion, and to reduce extensive pre- heating. Another side effect of braze welding is the elimination of stored-up stresses that are often present in fusion welding. This is extremely important in the repair of large castings. The disadvantages are the loss of strength when subjected to high temperatures and the inability to withstand high stresses.

The equipment needed for braze welding is basically identical to the equipment used in brazing. Since braze welding usually requires more heat than brazing, an oxyacetylene or oxy-mapp torch is recommended.

‘Braze welding’ is also used to mean the joining of plated parts to another material. Carbide, cermet and ceramic tips are plated and then joined to steel to make tipped band saws. The plating acts as a braze alloy.

Press Tonnage

Advantage Fabricated Metals' presses range in capacity from 150-300 tons.


Our punch presses range between 1 to 90 hits per minute.


Advantage Fabricated Metals' punch presses can accommodate metal fabricating customers' needs for a bed size up to 36" x 48" as well as a part size up to 36" x 48".

Maximum Sheet Thickness/Gauge

We can notch metals up to 0.25"!

Notching Accuracy

Block Brazing
Diffusion Brazing
Dip Brazing
Exothermic Brazing
Flow Brazing
Furnace Brazing
Induction Brazing
Infrared Brazing
Resistance Brazing
Torch Brazing
Twin Carbon Arc Brazing
Vacuum Brazing


Materials Brazed

We notch the same standard materials that we stamp. Commonly notched materials include:

  • Aluminum (All Alloys)
  • Aluminum (T1/T2)
  • Brass
  • Cold Rolled Steel
  • Copper
  • Galvanized Steel
  • High Strength, Low Alloy, Steel
  • Hot Rolled Steel
  • Steel (All Alloys)
  • Titanium
  • Zinc

Dimensional Tolerance

Inquire – Advantage Fabricated Metals can meet your needs.

Run Size/Volume

Please inquire! Our run size is only limited by our customers' requirements!

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For more information about Advantage Fabricated Metals and the brazing services we provide, please fill out our contact form or call us at 1-815-323-1310.

Advantage Fabricated Metals
a division of Corrugated Metals, Inc.
We invest in our customers.™
3575 Morreim Drive • Belvidere, Illinois 61008
Phone: 1-815-323-1310 • Fax: 1-815-323-1317

Fill out our contact form or speak directly to a custom metal fabricating and brazing services representative at: 1-815-323-1310.

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