cadwelding

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps Blend of Cadwell and welding, after Dr. Charles Cadwell.

Noun[edit]

cadwelding (uncountable)

  1. A welding technique producing good electrical conducting welds by using a highly exothermic thermite reaction between copper oxide and a metal such as aluminium, which results in pure copper being deposited in the weld.
3 CuO + 2 Al → 3 Cu + Al2O3