Classification by metal joining method
The methods of joining metals can be broadly divided into mechanical joining and metallurgical joining.
This page introduces the various methods used for joining metals.
Mechanical joining includes bolting, riveting, caulking, shrink fitting, and folding, all of which join workpieces by using mechanical energy.
Metallurgical joining includes fusion welding, pressure welding and brazing/soldering which use different energies.
There are also methods of chemical joining that use adhesives.
Every joining method has advantages and disadvantages. To ensure efficient joining, you need to select the right method according to the materials and joining conditions.
|Metallurgical joining (welding)||Fusion welding||
The classifications above are just an example. There are various ways to classify the types, and some may differ from the table above.