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    ASTM F106 - 12(2017)

    Standard Specification for Brazing Filler Metals for Electron Devices

    Active Standard ASTM F106 | Developed by Subcommittee: F01.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.04

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    This specification covers brazing filler metals for use in electron devices in a nonoxidizing atmosphere. Material covered by this specification consists of vacuum grade (Grades 1 and 2) brazing filler metals manufactured in the form of strip, wire, or preforms made by blanking the trip or bending the wire. Brazing filler metals in the form of powder are also available. Filler metals in wire form shall be in soft temper condition, most suitable for hand feeding or ring winding in mandrels, while those in strip form shall be in hard as-rolled temper condition to facilitate clean blanking of thin shims or preforms. The surface of the filler metal, whether strip, wire, or preform, shall be as smooth and free of dirt, oxide, pits, deep scratches, seams, slivers, stains, scale, blisters, edge cracks, trimming burrs, waves, wrinkles, and other defects as commercially possible. Melting test for cleanness and spatter shall be performed and shall conform to the requirements specified.

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers requirements or filler metals suitable for brazing internal parts and other critical areas of electron devices in a nonoxidizing atmosphere (Note 1).

    1.2 These materials are available in strip or wire or preforms made by blanking the strip or bending the wire. Powders are also available.

    Note 1: Brazing filler metals for general applications are specified in AWS Specification A 5.8.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B214 Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Metal Powders

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

    F19 Test Method for Tension and Vacuum Testing Metallized Ceramic Seals

    American Welding Society

    A5.8 Specification for Brazing Filler Metals

    C3.3 Recommended Practices for Design, Manufacture and Inspection of Critical Brazed Components

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.160.50 (Brazing and soldering)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F0106-12R17

    Citation Format

    ASTM F106-12(2017), Standard Specification for Brazing Filler Metals for Electron Devices, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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