A controlled atmosphere aluminum brazing (CAB) system has been installed by Mainstream Engineering. This system will be used in the manufacturing of advanced heat exchangers and cold plates for military, government and commercial applications. This system allows Mainstream to braze a wide assortment of very large cold plates and heat exchangers using a variety of aluminum alloys.
On a selective basis, Mainstream will also be offering tours of their CAB facility to those with an active interest in aluminum brazing. According to Mainstream Engineering’s Technology Leader for Thermal Control, Dr. Josh Sole, ʺWe’re pleased to expand our research and production capabilities with the addition of a new system that enables us to process a wide variety of products quickly and efficiently.” SECO/WARWICK Corp. Managing Director Jonathan Markley remarked, ʺSECO/WARWICK is committed to delivering brazing technology that provides our customers with the flexibility they need to meet the ongoing challenge of adapting to new alloys and customer requirements.”
Based in Rockledge, FL, Mainstream Engineering is a solution-oriented business specializing in manufacturing, and research and development. They have been manufacturing equipment and performing R&D for most U.S. government agencies as well as many government prime contractors for over 30 years. They are new to the CAB industry and just purchased their first CAB furnace to produce heat exchangers and electronic cold plates that will integrate with their high-heat-flux active thermal control systems. Bringing the CAB system in-house improves quality by providing process control of all variables, ensures confidentiality with sensitive military solutions, and lowers costs and lead times.
SECO/WARWICK’s Universal Batch CAB line is a standard CAB product offering. This line offers versatility through its ability to braze products in both horizontal and vertical orientations. It provides tight temperature uniformity, atmosphere integrity, and can be used as a batch R&D line for periodic production or as a production line working 24/7. It also has faster heat-up rate abilities which will allow braze temperatures for trials to be prepared within hours instead of full shifts. Click on this link for more information on CAB Brazing Technology from SECO/WARWICK.