Aluminum Beryllium Metal Matrix Composites AlBeMet®
Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites offers AlBeMet®, an Aluminum-Beryllium metal matrix composite which combines the high modulus and low density characteristics of Beryllium with the fabrication and mechanical property behaviors of Aluminum. It has a much lower coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) than aluminum while having a higher thermal conductivity.
AlBeMet® is a powder-based product and is consolidated by one of three methods: Hot Isostatic Pressed (HIP), Extruded and Rolled Sheet. AlBeMet® has different grades based on the percent beryllium in the mix and the consolidation process.
AlBeMet® does not display sensitivity to machining damage, therefore, it can be machined, brazed and coated similar to aluminum using the same techniques and fabrication tooling.