Guidelines for Welding Dissimilar Metals (14018)
By Richard E. Avery, reprinted from Chemical Engineering Progress, May 1991. Nickel-containing stainless steels and nickel- and copper-base alloys are readily fusion welded to carbon and low-alloy steel and to each other. Methods are described to estimate the weld metal composition of dissimilar-metal welds. Knowing the composition, weld properties can be predicted for a wide range of dissimilar-metal welds.