Home Products Composites | Compounds | Ceramics Metal Matrix Composites Metal Matrix Composites Aluminum-Beryllium AlBeWeld® ALBEWELD® ELECTRON BEAM WELDED ALUMINUM BERYLLIUM Materion Beryllium & Composites offers AlBeWeld®, an AlBeMet® product that combines net shaping technology through electron beam (e-beam) welding. E-beam welding utilizes a finely focused stream of electrons as the energy source for melting. The resulting weld has minimal distortion. AlBeWeld® products typically utilize only 20% of input AlBeMet® compared to machined products, and require less post-processing. Because the weld zone of AlBeWeld® results in a refined microstructure compared to the base material, the joint strength matches or exceeds that of AlBeMet®.