We are able to bond nearly any metal to any other metal using the explosive bonding or the diffusion bonding methods:
Explosive bonding uses explosives to accelerate a flyer plate onto a fixed plate. As the plates collide at an impact velocity of around 2200 m/s, a metal plasma jet is forms and propagates down the length of the impact zone, cleaning the interface. While the plates are impacting, they dynamically flow, forming a wavy bond which further enhances the joint. Explosive bonding is a truly cold process where, after bonding, the plates are only warm to the touch.
The advantage of our diffusion bonding process is the ability to join net shaped parts, as our process creates very little deformation. In most cases, no post-process machining operations are required. Intricate features can be joined, such as water or air cooling paths. In addition, multiple layers of bonds can be done at one time by stacking.