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Making the impossible, possible.

From scientific research and discovery to medicine and even music, Materion electrofusion products and solutions help researchers make discoveries and manufacturers create state-of-the-art equipment and products — all with the miracle metal that is beryllium.

First discovered more than two centuries ago, beryllium is a naturally occurring metallic element found in rocks, coal and oil, even in the soil in our back yards. Two-thirds the density of aluminum and six times stiffer than steel, beryllium brings remarkable properties to all of its applications, even when combined in very small percentages with other metals as alloys. Today, beryllium products from the Materion Electrofusion division enable technological breakthroughs that have advanced medicine, astronomy, physics and manufacturing.

Here are just a few examples of how Materion Electrofusion helps leading industries make product advances that deliver high performance:

  • As the x-ray window in mammography equipment, high-purity, Electrofusion beryllium foil permits more detailed pictures to detect breast cancer, eliminates spurious element signatures and moderates the potentially harmful effects of the x-ray.
  • Thanks to both extremely long beryllium Electrofusion beam pipes and tiny, precision beryllium discs less than 3mm in diameter, scientists can conduct high-energy physics research and development at the world’s largest particle accelerator, enabling them to discover the secrets of the universe.
  • Professional audio and home audiophile equipment manufacturers have access to the highest-performing materials and assemblies thanks to Materion Electrofusion products. Electrofusion enables the development of beryllium foil for acoustic applications with the right mix of stiffness for superior performance and ductility for ease of fabrication. In their relentless pursuit of materials that will improve the accuracy, frequency response and sensitivity of their systems, manufacturers turn to Materion Electrofusion for their domes, ribbons and compression driver diaphragm assemblies.

The Electrofusion operations at Materion have a 45-plus year history of supplying precision components and assemblies while working safely with beryllium. Contact us today to learn how we can help your business.