BERYLLIUM METALS IMPROVE PERFORMANCE IN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
For more than 80 years, Materion has been the industry leader in the mining, production and manufacturing of beryllium-based metals. From mine to mill, we manage the entire process. This experience makes our team an expert resource when it comes to the design possibilities, safe handling and engineering potential of this critical material.
We work closely with our customers to explore the ways that beryllium products can advance their medical, nuclear and space technologies and more. These intense environments require materials primarily composed of beryllium because of its high performing properties.
When we add trace amounts of beryllium to other metals, it can significantly enhance the properties of the base metal. Our beryllium-enhanced products include high strength and high thermal conductivity copper beryllium and nickel beryllium alloys and AlBeMet® metal matrix composite. We understand the unique properties of beryllium metal, high performance alloys and metal matrix composites and can help you safely maximize its advantages in your products.
Our beryllium can bring the following benefits to your application or design:
PROPERTIES | Lighter weight and higher thermal conductivity than aluminum | Strength greater than that of steel | High stiffness and low density | Reliable performance in cryogenic environments | Tolerance in high temperature applications | Non-magnetic | High neutron reflectivity and low neutron absorption | Hardens and strengthens other metals when used in alloys | High melting point |
SEE HOW BERYLLIUM METALS DO WHAT OTHER METALS CAN’T
Our beryllium products include:
- Beryllium metals for nuclear, space and defense applications
- Truextent acoustic beryllium foil for superior speaker domes and cones
- Truextent BeX diaphragm assemblies for use in loudspeakers
- Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) components for demanding x-ray diffraction applications
- X-Ray window assemblies for medical images and commercial scans
- X-Ray foil for medical and commercial applications
RESPONSIBLE BERYLLIUM STEWARDSHIP
At Materion, we manage, recycle and dispose of materials in a safe, environmentally responsible manner. The health and welfare of people and the environment are our highest priorities. We are proud of our world-class safety and environmental efforts.
Read more about our beryllium recycling and reclamation program.