Brazing. With Competence.
Practice-oriented and independent of system and brazing providers.
That is what I stand for with my expertise.
Providing expertise. Achieving objectives.
With over 25 years of experience and expertise in brazing technology, rooted in technical and business know-how, I understand what matters in practice. The diversity of materials, filler metals, brazing methods and system technology is my domain. I offer you practical, application-tested solutions as part of my practice-oriented consultation - including economic aspects, of course.
Your brazing tasks are my drive: whether it is the development of new methods, the optimisation of existing processes or the quality of your products, the lowering of cost or production times. I am only satisfied when I have found the optimum result for you - objectively and independently.
Your objectives. My drive.
Let the facts speak for themselves: I take an analytical and structured approach to your challenges and tasks - for the best results and efficient solutions, both technically and economically.
What is important to me: as an advisory company specialising in brazing and all ancillary matters, I work independently of system providers and brazing suppliers. This allows me to deliver the best solution for you, both objectively and neutrally.
In doing so, I always maintain an overview of the entire task at hand and utilise my specialist knowledge exactly where it is needed, and where every detail matters.
Reasons for …
Good reasons. For SCHMOOR brazing.
Your brazing tasks demand intelligent solutions. When choosing your consultant, details such as proven expertise, comprehensive professional and market knowledge and independence matter. This is precisely what SCHMOOR brazing offers:
- over 25 years of practical experience in application technology for brazing
- continuous collaboration with industry and research
- independent of suppliers and manufacturers
- personal consultation and guidance - both on-site and by telephone
- high quality standards
- consideration of cost / benefit aspects - both technically and economically
My professional experience
Research. Development. Practice.
Even during my mechanical engineering degree at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany I was involved in material sciences as an undergraduate assistant. After completing my degree, I undertook my PhD thesis at the Material Science Institute of the RWTH Aachen University, focusing on brazing technology with Prof. Dr. techn. Erich Lugscheider. Here I conducted, among other things, various research projects covering wide-gap brazing, coating with brazing and filler metal development, and worked on industrial projects focusing on inductive brazing, vacuum brazing and protective gas brazing. I also lead the brazing technology group from 1994 on.
In 1996, following the successful completion of my doctorate I joined Degussa AG in the city of Hanau, and moved into brazing application technology. I advised users on all questions relating to brazing technology, in particular regarding areas of brazing and high temperature brazing. I conducted training sessions, and developed, processed and implemented new brazing processes and methods within the scope of joint customer projects. In addition to managing the application technology department, I was also responsible for quality management and the development department for brazing technology from 2001 onwards.
Particular highlights during this time included the development of different brazing paste systems for vacuum and protective gas brazing using nickel and copper-based filler metals, the collaboration in production set up and implementation of the CuproBraze brazing process for the manufacture of copper-brass radiators as well as diverse customer-specific projects for HVACR as well as tooling, automotive and electrical industries. This included the realisation of solutions for different base materials such as steel, copper, aluminium, nickel, carbides, ceramics, glass and so on.
From 2001, the brazing technology division of Degussa AG was continued under the name BrazeTec. As with the entire precious metals division of Degussa AG, it was sold in 2003 to Umicore AG. From 2006, I was stationed in China for Umicore, at first as the Technical Director and, from 2008, as the Managing Director for two plants responsible for manufacturing brazing and contact materials. In addition to the execution of investment projects and the further development of all internal operating processes, customer consultation within application technology remained the focus of my work.
In 2010 I took on global responsibility for the entire BrazeTec division of Umicore, and extended its technical and commercial development. This included a variety of successfully implemented customer projects - from product and process development to series production with the customer. During this time, we also developed innovative brazing alloys which can be used in all industrial sectors, and offer customers significant cost benefits.
Furthermore, I have been a member of the “Brazing” expert committee of the Research Association within the German Welding Society (DVS) for many years. For over 10 years I have held the position of Chairman at the expert association “Brazing” within the German Welding Association (DVS), as well as the position of Chairman at the ISO-Standardisation Committee ISO/TC 44/SC13 “Brazing Materials and Processes”, which deals with the worldwide standardisation of brazing filler metals and brazing processes.
Today, I advise customers in an independent and neutral context from a variety of industrial sectors, and - with “SCHMOOR brazing” - provide access to my expertise spanning over 25 years of practical application and research within brazing technology.