The Essentials of Vacuum Brazing Seminar which was due to take place on 24th & 25th March this year has been postponed due to the restrictions on gatherings and travel caused by Covid-19. The seminar had been over-subscribed, so in addition to postponing the initial date, we have added another seminar to allow us to welcome more of you to Sheffield.

This is a one and half day practical and theoretical course on vacuum brazing for those of you who know a little about the subject but would like to learn more.  The Technical Team at VBC Group will be running this course in Sheffield.  Overnight accommodation can be reserved at preferential rates.  There will be the opportunity to discuss your specific projects with the experts on a one to one basis after the course.

You can find out  more details of what will be covered on this page but register your interest today to be kept up to date with news and further information regarding the event.

Dates: 20th-21st October 2020

Location: Mercure Sheffield Parkway Hotel

Dates: 24th-25th November 2020

Location: Mercure Sheffield Parkway Hotel

Here's what we'll cover

Practical Session

We will be putting the theory into practice in this hands-on session.  The attendees will lay up parts using different types and forms of braze alloy and a variety of base materials.  These trials will demonstrate the principles of wetting, flowability, capillary flow as well as the importance of surface preparation, joint design and selection of braze profile parameters.  The correct use of stop-off is also covered. Test pieces will be brazed overnight and inspected the next day.

Brazing Fundamentals

We will cover the basic principles of brazing, how braze alloys flow and wet, and why alloys and base materials behave the way they do. Fundamentals are an integral learning process and we'll guide you through.


Terms like eutectic, phase diagrams, solidus, and liquidus will be explained.  You will understand the roles various elements play in the braze alloy and how they interact with the materials being joined

Braze Alloys

There are hundreds of different braze alloys and many different forms of each.  We will cover the main categories and look into some in more detail.  Selection of the most suitable braze alloy and form of alloy for any given application will be considered

Brazing Parameters

The course will be primarily focused on vacuum brazing but will also look at torch and induction brazing in some detail.  Temperature, time and atmosphere are the primary parameters and each of these factors influences the behaviour of the braze alloy and performance of the resulting joint

Design of Joints

An often overlooked but crucial aspect of brazing.  The various types of joints will be explained, what works and what doesn’t and why.  We’ll be looking at specific examples, focusing on the common problem areas of joint gap and coefficients of thermal expansion

Best Practices

Surface finish, surface preparation, cleanliness and handling are all factors that can make the difference between success and failure of an application.  These will be covered so that you can implement them in your own facility

Individual Pricing

£575 PP

Double Booking

£525 PP



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