The article presents a study of two different brazing joints produced by dissimilar materials vacuum brazing. The junctions were obtained between copper or copper alloy and stainless steel. Different brazing parameters were used according to the different type of samples. By using optical microscope, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and micro-hardness machine to analyze the microstructure of copper or copper alloy/stainless steel vacuum brazing joins. The test results showed that copper (T2)/stainless steel (1Cr18Ni9Ti) dissimilar materials were successfully bonded together by means of the advanced vacuum brazing technology (the grade of filler metal was B-Ag72Cu). The interface zone of copper (T2)/stainless steel (1Cr18Ni9Ti) brazing bonded joint included the copper side interface, the middle brazing transition zone and stainless steel side. Some defects such as microfissures were also found in the brazing seam between copper alloy and stainless steel composite components obtained by vacuum brazing using B-AgCu21Pd25 filler metal. They are mainly due to the process and geometry parameters, such as temperature and clearance.

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