Dissimilar metal explosion bonded joints are applied anywhere a designer needs to make a high-quality transition between metals. Typical uses include ultra-high vacuum joints between aluminum, copper and stainless steel, corrosion resistant claddings on mild steel substrates, and alloy aluminum joined to low-expansion rate metals for electronic packages. Powder metal products such as Glidcop™ and Al-SiC can be joined to wrought metal without thermal excursions. Difficult metals such as beryllium, Al-Be alloys and rhenium can be joined with explosion bonding.