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Title: Joining by electroplating

Abstract

A procedure for joining various materials by using electroplating is described. Parts to be joined are first given a specific taper. Then, they are cleaned, plated thinly with either copper or nickel, and mated. The triangular segment between thc tapered edges is built up by electroplating, and the joint is machined to final tolerance. The process is done at room temperature, thus eliminating the shrinkage and distortion problems associated with high- temperature joining methods. Materials that have been electrojoined include stainless steel to aluminum, stainless steel to stainless steel, copper to stainless steel, and 4340 steel to several uranium alloys. Various tests, such as tensile, compressive, heating, and corrosion, show this technique to be a useful alternative to conventional joining processes. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia Labs., Livermore, CA
OSTI Identifier:
4324935
NSA Number:
NSA-29-021436
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(29-1)-789
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Metals Eng. Quart., v. 14, no. 1, pp. 6-12
Additional Journal Information:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-74
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N50220* -Metals, Ceramics, & Other Materials-Metals & Alloys-Preparation & Fabrication; *ALUMINIUM- JOINING; *COPPER- JOINING; *NICKEL- ELECTROPLATING; *STAINLESS STEELS- JOINING; *STEELS- JOINING; *URANIUM- JOINING; CLEANING; CORROSION RESISTANCE; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; MEDIUM TEMPERATURE; WELDED JOINTS

Citation Formats

Dini, J.W., and Johnson, H.R. Joining by electroplating. United States: N. p., 1974. Web.
Dini, J.W., & Johnson, H.R. Joining by electroplating. United States.
Dini, J.W., and Johnson, H.R. Fri . "Joining by electroplating". United States.
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title = {Joining by electroplating},
author = {Dini, J.W. and Johnson, H.R.},
abstractNote = {A procedure for joining various materials by using electroplating is described. Parts to be joined are first given a specific taper. Then, they are cleaned, plated thinly with either copper or nickel, and mated. The triangular segment between thc tapered edges is built up by electroplating, and the joint is machined to final tolerance. The process is done at room temperature, thus eliminating the shrinkage and distortion problems associated with high- temperature joining methods. Materials that have been electrojoined include stainless steel to aluminum, stainless steel to stainless steel, copper to stainless steel, and 4340 steel to several uranium alloys. Various tests, such as tensile, compressive, heating, and corrosion, show this technique to be a useful alternative to conventional joining processes. (auth)},
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journal = {Metals Eng. Quart., v. 14, no. 1, pp. 6-12},
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place = {United States},
year = {1974},
month = {2}
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