Experimental Studies of Different Strength Steels MIG Brazed Joints
Nowadays the stakeholders of vehicle industry are focusing on making materials and technologies for motor-vehicle bodies that satisfy the newest requirements. Reduction of the manufactured vehicle's dead load – while the important material properties of proper functioning only change in a small degree – is such a requirement. There exist many solutions to satisfy this requirement. One of them is when the materials are in the same group, but the material with higher strength is used with less thickness. Reducing mass should be searched in recent high strength steels. Evidently, to reduce dead load, manufacturers use steels with different strength, depending on the function of the given structural component. The advantages of steels with increased strength is the reduced cost of manufacturing and to make the hybrid material couplings cheaper as well. However, malleability is one of the key issues of manufacturing body components, so common use of basic and increased strength steels is necessary. The connection between the standard (DC) and increased strength (DP) steels design is one way for the binding established by brazing, which has several advantages over welding. In this paper MIG brazing is formed between the DC-DP steel pairs and examine changes in the surface properties and the interfacial layer. The results shows there are differences between the DC and DP side of the joint.