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Do What You Thought You Couldn't
Clad Metals can uniquely match any need of a specific product design by offering a brand new material by combining two or more metals. This allows design engineers to have their concepts realized. But, what are Clad Materials?
Cladding is a process in which a minimum of two different types of metal are joined to form an inseparable “laminated” material. Thanks to the remarkable adaptability afforded to us by the process of cold-rolled cladding – a process which was largely developed when we were the clad metals operation of Texas Instruments – it is possible to combine a significant variety of metals in a way that opens the doors of design to an exciting new world of possibilities.
This roll bonding and thermal treatment process produces a metallurgical bond as the lattice structures of the metals are forced into conformance with each other. High pressure causes a sharing of electrons at the interface, which produces a bond on the atomic level. No intermediate layers such as adhesives or braze metal are involved.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find what you once thought was impossible to create, suddenly seems possible after all.