Explosive Welding with Nitroguanidine

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Science  13 Mar 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3611, pp. 1164-1169
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3611.1164


By using the explosive nitroguanidine, continuous welds can be made between similar and dissimilar metals. Since low detonation pressures are attainable, pressure transfer media are not required between the explosive and the metal surface. The need for either a space or an angle between the metals is eliminated, and very low atmospheric pressures are not required. Successful welds have been made between tantalum and 4140 steel, 3003H14 aluminum and 4140 steel, and 304 stainless steel and 3003H14 aluminum.