Mokume-gane, sometimes spelled Mokume-game, is a Japanese metalworking procedure, which produces a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns. Mokume gane translates closely to "wood grain metal" or "wood eye metal", describing the way the metal takes on the appearance of natural wood grain
Diffusion bonding is a solid-state welding technique used in metalworking, capable of joining similar and dissimilar metals. It operates on the materials science principle of solid-state diffusion, wherein the atoms of two solid, metallic surfaces intermingle over time under elevated temperature.
Diffusion-welding is a solid state process controlled by diffusion, that produces a weld between the intended members by the long time application of considerable pressure at elevated temperatures.
The characteristic features of this process are that it does not introduce macroscopic deformations or relative motion in either of the welded parts and that it does not melt base metals.
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