Method of Metallurgically Bonding Articles and Article Therefor
An article suitable for laser-welded metallurgical bonding, the article having a first part having a lower surface, and a second part having an upper surface is disclosed. The lower surface of the first part is disposed at the upper surface of the second part to provide for a faying surface thereat. The faying surface has a plurality of channels with a depth equal to or greater than about 1 micron and equal to or less than about 1000 microns. The article is suitable for laser-welded metallurgical bonding at the faying surface. The plurality of channels has a repetitive pattern of channels arranged along a path of the faying surface in a direction of the metallurgical bonding action.
L. G. Hector et al., "Method of Metallurgically Bonding Articles and Article Therefor," The Curators of the University of Missouri, Jan 2005.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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