Carson, Robert W. Formerly, Managing Editor, "Product Engineering," New York, New York.
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An old jewelry art, now employed on an industrial scale to add the desirable surface properties of an expensive metal to a low-cost or strong base metal. In the process a clad metal sheet is made by bonding or welding a thick facing to a slab of base metal; the composite plate is then rolled to the desired thickness. The relative thickness of the layers does not change during rolling. Cladding thickness is usually specified as a percentage of the total thickness, commonly 10%.
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