Getting Started With WideGap Joining
A family of WideGap mats have been developed and are offered
as standard products. However, significant know-how must be used
to successfully join with WideGap mats. Technical issues
such as metallurgical tailoring, substrate compatibility and thermal
expansion characteristics must be understood to achieve joining
To assure proper application is achieved, MRi processes inquiries
in the following manner:
First, a 10-30 minute teleconference is held to educate the customer
on the product and determine the specifics of the customers application
and determine if WideGap is a potential joining solution
Second, part drawings and written requirements, tooling, and
environments are reviewed by MRis technical department.
Third, a written proposal with costs is submitted to the customer
If special mats (not in our inventory) are required for unique
applications, our team has the development experience and production
facilities to fabricate different mats and joining protocols.
However, a customized joining development program (which involves
selection and optimization of powders and process parameters)
requires up-front funding by the customer. NOTE: In certain custom
mat programs, the development costs can be negotiated into the
customers high volume purchase.
For more information on application specific or custom mat development
Ron Smith at MRi e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org