Specializing in the direct bonding of aluminum alloys
Roll bonding, also known as roll welding (ROW), is a unique welding process. Two or more metals are guided through a set of rollers that produce extreme pressure. As a result, a metallurgical bond occurs and a new material is formed by the two metals. The high pressure and reduction in thickness produces a uniform bond that is stronger than the weaker material and leaves no room for the galvanic corrosion process to start.
Designs begin by selecting the correct materials for the application. Rather than choosing just one metal with limited advantages and distinct disadvantages, Spur creates a clad with the combined advantages of multiple metals. This provides the ability to mix metals for optimal weight, conductivity, corrosion resistance and cost. Not only can Spur combine metals, but we also have the ability to put material just where it is needed through both inlay and overlay combinations. We specialize in the bonding of aluminum alloys without the need of a low strength interlayer.
Spur's roll bonding process provides a very uniform and strong connection between dissimilar metals.
We bond two or more metals together to enable the optimal laminated metal combination for your application.
Spur has the unique ability to bond metal just where it is needed, with both overlay and inlay metal combinations.
Enhance material properties
In many markets, the ability to create innovative solutions is heavily dependent upon materials properties. Material selection
is driven by the optimization of one material property at the trade-off of other properties. Clad materials can deliver multiple optimized
material properties for unique applications where weight, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity and corrosion are an issue. Spur currently serves customers in
a wide range of applications and markets.
Combine material properties to save weight, increase corrosion resistance and decrease wear
Transition between dissimilar metal structures
Dissimilar metals transitions for high pressure and temperature applications
We Roll Solutions
At Spur we are more than just a clad metal company. We are developers of solutions for your business. We have the ability to turn clad materials into machined parts that solve problems and simplify supply chains. With experience in everything from thermal management to the motorsport industry, Spur can help create solutions in a wide variety of markets. Our team will work with you to develop a plan that will meet your needs. When working with Spur you can count on fast lead times, fair quotes and a quality product specialized for you.
For over 40 years, Spur has been an innovative leader. Our unique bonding process results in high temperature resistance and the ability to directly bond numerous materials including high strength aluminum alloys.
Create clad metals that empower people to do things they didn't know were possible.
What is a metallurgical bond?
A permanent connection between metals
A metallurgical bond is a bond of metals characterized by diffusion, alloying, or intermolecular attraction caused by high pressure. This allows dissimilar metals to bond together as one without the risk of harmful galvanic corrosion. With most alloys, Spur’s roll bonding process allows this to occur all while maintaining a bond strength greater than the weaker of the two materials .
Unlike traditional adhesive and fastening methods for joining metals, clad metals have a complete metallurgical bond that results in no increase of electrical or thermal resistance and permanent high strength. In addition, parts can be fabricated utilizing standard machining methods.
- Lowest bond porosity for hermetic and vacuum applications
- Higher temperature resistance than other Bi-Clads
- Provides direct bonding of aluminum alloys without a low strength interlayer
- Greater material thickness flexibility