Joint Processing: An Introduction

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 June 2000



(2000), "Joint Processing: An Introduction", Assembly Automation, Vol. 20 No. 2.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

Joint Processing: An Introduction

Joint Processing: An Introduction

D. Brandon and W.D. KaplanJohn Wiley and Sons1997363 pp.ISBN 0-471-96488-3£27.50

Keywords: Joining, Assembly

Joining Processes: An Introduction integrates surface science with the technological problems which occur in the joining and assembly of engineering components. The principles of joining and the common procedures used to achieve a reliable joint are discussed in a clear and easy to understand manner.

This book comprises of three parts. Part I, Principles of Joining, starts with an introductory chapter and is followed with chapters on Surface Science and The Mechanics of Joining. Six chapters constitute Part II and these address various Joining Methods, namely mechanical bonding, welding, weld metallurgy, soldering and brazing, metal-ceramic joints and diffusion bonding and adhesives. Part III, Application of Joining, surveys the range of solutions to joining problems which have been developed for vacuum seals and microelectronic packaging.

Overall, this is a very informative book which groups together a number of varied topics. Each chapter concludes with a set of problems. It is suitable for students studying engineering or materials science and for practising technicians and engineers who wish to learn more about the physics of this subject.