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Bimetallic joints


Bimetallic joints between steel and aluminium are increasingly made with transition bars. These are explosively bonded laminates of steel and aluminium with pure aluminium at the interface, the production of which is itself a welding process. Normal shipbuilding aluminium alloys can be welded to the alminium side and steels to the steel side. Similar technique can be used with stainless steel for specialised application.

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