Solder vs. Braze

In a soldering process, the base metal doesn’t melt. The solder itself melts to help form the attachment. With brazing, a similar attachment technique, the base metal also stays solid. Although the terms “braze” and “solder” are sometimes used interchangeably, the primary difference between the two processes are that soldering occurs at lower temperatures while brazing takes place at higher temperatures (could be upwards of several hundred degrees Fahrenheit and higher).

A device’s application/operating environment will determine whether solder or braze is the best process. At Hermetic Solutions Group, we have decades of experience working with our customers and manufacturing requirements to support both braze and solder preform needs. Our dedicated facility offers competitive leadtimes, extensive material choices and superior customer service.

Learn more about our custom solder and braze preforms here.

Looking for More?

Materials A variety of common alloys including: 63Sn/37Pb, 96.5Sn/3.5Ag, 80Au/20Sn, 88Au/12Ge, 72Ag/28Cu
  • Frames
  • Washers
  • Discs
  • Squares / Rectangles
  • Complex shapes
Equipment Adjustable tooling for all square and rectangle shape solder preforms and prototype quick turn process for a variety of complex shapes for Au/Sn and Ag/Cu preforms
Manufacturing Process
  • Casting
  • Rolling
  • Slitting
  • Stamping
  • Forming
  • Machining
  • Wire EDM and Milling
  • Die attach
  • Substrate attach
  • Connector attach
  • Frame-to-Base joints
  • Lid sealing