AM Pd-5 can be used on all ferrous and non-ferrous alloys and primarily used in vacuum applications within the electronic and for metallized ceramic-to-metal seals. AM Pd-5 has a much lower vapor pressure compared to standard silver base filler metals and offers better strength and wetting ability than BVAg-8.
The palladium content in AM Pd-5 allows for better wetting than other silver braze alloys especially on Kovar to Mo-Mn Seals. AM Pd-5 has high oxidation and corrosion resistance and creates extremely strong hermetic seals on Kovar, Copper, Nickel, and Metallized Ceramics. The recommended braze interface clearance for AM Pd-5 is 0.001 - 0.002” Inches.
AM Pd-5 conforms to American Welding Society (AWS) A5.8/A5.8M BVAg-30 Grade 1 and 2
Wire, Foil, Atomized powder, Paste, Sheet, and Preformed shapes; rings, washers, discs, shims, specialty shapes. Two dimensional shapes can be Laser-cut and/or machined with EDM though parts must be cleaned prior to brazing.
- Brazing Temperature Range High: 1590 F / 866 C
- Brazing Temperature Range Low: 1540 F / 838 C
- Liquidus: 1490 F / 810 C
- Solidus: 1485 F / 807 C
- Ag: 68%
- Cu: 32%
- Pd: 5%
- AWS: BVAg-30
- P&I: PAL 5
- Wesgo: PALCUSIL 5