welding stainless steel to platinum

I have a problem figuring out how to weld platinum to stainless steel. What would be the best method to accomplish this? I know it is possible because I have evidence of such welds, but I don't know how to do it productively. I need a strong weld that is impervious to corrosion after completion.

What flux is used? Should it be an arc weld or a torch weld? It seems to be done with arc welds in factories, but is it also possible to use a torch?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


A second question: when using a laser welder - does titanium still oxidize or can a laser welder avoid this?

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Alan Greenie
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Does ANYONE have even a HINT as to how to weld precious to ferrous metals? How can one weld platinum to stainless steel?

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Alan Greenie

am guessing some form of "super" braze would/could do the trick

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What you're talking about isn't really welding, since you have dissimilar metals to be joined. About the only welding process which might produce a sound joint would be explosive welding. Otherwise, you're looking at brazing or soldering the two different metals together.


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Gary Coffman

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