Home Resource Center Product Data and Related Literature Beryllium Aluminum Beryllium AlBeMet® Materials Aluminum Beryllium AlBeMet® Materials Resources Aluminum Beryllium (AlBeMet®) versus Aluminum Vibration Test Transmissibility Chart Direct comparison of a typical aluminum heat sink to the same heat sink using Aluminum Beryllium (AlBeMet® ). AlBeWeld™ Net Shaping through Electron Beam Welding From advanced targeting systems and high-performance structures to scientific beam pipes and sophisticated cooling systems, Materion’s AlBeWeld™ electron beam welding offers cost affordability by reducing weight and delivery time. Along with a dramatic reduction in material consumption, AlBeWeld™ provides design versatility and high structural integrity Properties of Wrought Aluminum-Beryllium (AlBeMet®) Alloys Aluminum-beryllium alloys, a class of lightweight and stiff metallic materials, combine the high modulus and low density properties of beryllium with the construction and mechanical behaviors of aluminum. When weight-saving or thermal management are important design considerations, aluminum-beryllium alloys reign supreme over traditional aluminum alloys and organic composites. Aluminum Beryllium (AlBeMet®) AM 162 Extruded Fatigue Extruded AlBeMet® 162 is wrought powder metallurgy product made from prealloyed gas atomized powder that is cold isostatically pressed (CIP), canned, degassed, extruded and annealed at 1100oF for 24 hours per AMS 7912 spec. Aluminum Beryllium AM162H AMS7912 Supplement AlBeMet®162H is Hot Isostatically Pressed (HIP) from prealloyed gas atomized powder and then annealed at 1100oF for 24 hours. AMS 7911 covers this material. Aluminum-Beryllium (AlBeMet®) Coatings for AM 162 A chart detailing AlBeMet® AM 162 Coatings. The chart includes coating details as well as specifications. Aluminum Beryllium Alloys for Aerospace Applications Design engineers are developing aluminum beryllium alloys to meet the demanding requirements of advanced aerospace systems. AlBeMet® alloys can be manufactured by both powder and ingot metallurgy methods, and offer increased strength with decreased density. AlBeMet® Technical Report Aluminum-beryllium alloys combine the high modulus and low-density characteristics of beryllium with the fabrication and mechanical property behavior of aluminum. Aluminum beryllium alloys offer excellent specific stiffness and processing characteristics. This makes it more suitable for cost sensitive markets such as semi-conductor assembly and inspection equipment, avionics, and satellite electronics. AM 162 Extruded Bar Specification Sheet This specification covers an aluminum-beryllium alloy in the form of bars, rods, tubing, and shapes consolidated from powder by extrusion. The alloy contains nominally 62 weight % beryllium and is produced by powder metallurgy processes. This material is listed in the Aerospace Structural Materials Handbooks as maintained by Battelle for DOD. It is listed as Be-38Al Lockalloy. AM 162 H Specification Sheet Rev B This specification defines the requirements for a grade of Aluminum-Beryllium alloy entitled “AM162H” produced by hot isostatic pressing (HIP). The alloy contains nominally 62 weight % beryllium and is produced by powder metallurgy processes. AM 162 Rolled Sheet Specification Sheet This specification defines the requirements for a grade of Aluminum-Beryllium alloy entitled “AM162 Rolled Sheet”. The alloy contains nominally 62 weight % beryllium and is produced by powder metallurgy processes. This material is listed in the Aerospace Structural Materials Handbooks as maintained by Battelle for DOD. It is listed as Be-38Al Lockalloy. Ballistic Missile Defense: AlBeMet® and Beryllium Make it Possible Beryllium’s low density, high strength, and stability enable engineers to develop missile systems that offer pin-point accuracy and long-term reliability. Products produced by Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites are involved in nearly all critical aspects of missile and satellite designs. Beryllium Composites for Advanced Avionics Systems Beryllium composites possess unique thermal and mechanical attributes necessary for sophisticated avionics systems. Aluminum-beryllium metal matrix composites are advantageous for military and avionics applications, where systems are exposed to severe operating temperatures and high vibration levels. Globalstar Data Sheet The family of beryllium alloys has traditionally been used as a material of choice in space-based applications. Beryllium’s well-recognized combination of low density and high stiffness (Specific Modulus) is unmatched by any other structural material. Even the well-publicized family of composite materials being developed for the last 35 years, fails to match beryllium’s efficiency and performance in Space. Beryllium Metal Matrix Composites for Advanced Avionics Systems Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites’ beryllium-containing metal matrix composite, AlBeMet®, offers increased performance for aircraft and satellite avionics systems. The incorporation of AlBeMet® into designs offer numerous benefits, including thermal conductivity, stiffness and thermal stability. Development of Aluminum-Beryllium (AlBeMet®) Extruded Products Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites’ new powder metallurgy extrusion technology resulted in the successful extrusion of a large AlBeMet® circular cylinder. The cross-section extrusion offers designers the advantages of AlBeMet’s high specific strength and modulus, with typical extruded and annealed properties. Development of Aluminum Beryllium for Structural Applications Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites’ family of AlBeMet® composite materials are ideally suited to the needs of satellite designers who are seeking better and less costly methods of sending satellites into orbit. AlBeMet® offers numerous advantages over traditional aluminum and organic composite materials, including lighter weight, stiffness, and greater thermal stability. HIP AlBeMet® 162 characterization Test Report Six ASTM A370 sheet type standard size specimens were prepared from 0.071" thick HIP AlBeMet® 162 sheet material. These specimens were sent to Applied Materials and Engineering, Inc. for testing for Yield Point, Ultimate Strength, Elongation, Poisson’s Ratio and Young’s Modulus. Three samples were tested at 200°C and three at 250°C. MAAB-003 HIP Beryllium Achieves Full Commercial Status Basic processes practiced for beryllium component production include direct HIPing of powder in a container, or containerless HIPing, where the parts are cold pressed, vacuum sintered and then HIPed. The cost efficiencies of the different processes are compared. Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Aluminum Beryllium Alloy AM 162 Lightweight and high-modulus aluminum-beryllium alloys, such as AM 162 offer significant mechanical and thermal advantages over traditional aluminum and organic composite materials, and can be fabricated using the same techniques and tooling as aluminum alloys. Radiation Characterization of Aluminum Beryllium AM162 In test studies conducted in various photon and electron environments, the radiation shielding effectiveness of AlBeMet® 162 compares very favorably to aluminum alloy. Semi-Solid Metal Forming of Beryllium Reinforced Aluminum A Powder Metallurgy (PM) based, Semi-Solid Metal (SSM) forming process has been developed to produce low cost near-net shapes of beryllium-reinforced aluminum alloys. Beryllium acts as a reinforcing additive to the aluminum, in which there is nearly no mutual solid solubility. The modulus of elasticity of the alloy dramatically increases, while the density and thermal expansion coefficient decreases with increasing beryllium content. The material is suitable for complex thermal management and vibration resistance applications, as well as for airborne components which are density and stiffness sensitive. Stress-Corrosion Cracking Testing of AlBeMet® 162 Parent Material HIP and EB Weld Stress-corrosion and tensile testing of Materion’s AlBeMet® 162 shows superior results. The test specimens included extruded material, HIP material, and electron beam welded samples. No evidence of stress corrosion cracking was found. AlBeMet® Property Data Sheet Whether in billet, extruded bar, or rolled sheet, Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites’ AlBeMet® offers superior mechanical and thermal properties. Aluminum-Beryllium Composite Usage on the ORBCOMM℠ Satellite Hot Isostatically Pressed (HIP) and extruded aluminum beryllium alloys are cost efficient and offer the combination of high strength, light weight, rigidity and versatile fabrication that satellite designers seek. In fact, Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites’ aluminum-beryllium (AlBeMet® alloys) have consistently been chosen as materials for components on the ORBCOMM℠ satellite.