Home Resource Center Technical Papers Beryllium Metal Engineering Design Engineering Design Resources Acoustic Properties of Beryllium Beryllium’s unique properties and acoustic characteristics make it more attractive for structural and coupling components in ultrasonic systems, than aluminum, magnesium and titanium alloys, as well as the preferred material in high-frequency applications. Beryllium as a Heat Sink Beryllium’s superior ability to absorb and conduct heat makes it an extremely efficient heat sink material. The thermal properties of beryllium are effective in improving the operation of components such as clutches, brakes, motors, and electric circuit breakers. Beryllium Fracture Toughness The increased use of beryllium has created interest in determining its fracture behavior and fracture toughness. Studies show that beryllium’s fracture toughness is similar to certain steels and titanium alloys. Beryllium in Stress-Critical Environments Beryllium’s atypical attributes of high modulus, specific stiffness, and low density make it the preferred material for many aerospace applications. Beryllium’s physical and mechanical properties are especially effective in stress-critical environments. Beryllium Metal Matrix Composites for Aerospace and Commercial Applications Materion Beryllium & Composites' family of beryllium metal matrix materials, AlBeMet® and E-Materials, offer exceptional performance in aerospace and commercial applications. Among their advantages, these materials are manufactured by conventional powder metallurgy technology, yet parts can be fabricated with conventional aluminum technology. Characterization of Structural Grade Beryllium S200F In order to meet the demands of customers, Materion Beryllium & Composites has developed S-200F, an improved beryllium structural grade that offers mechanical and physical advantages over its predecessor, S-200E. Effect of Annealing and Etching on Machining Damage in Structural Beryllium Proper annealing and etching methods are effective at relieving machining damage in beryllium and restoring its strength. Fracture Toughness of CIP-HIP Beryllium at Elevated Temperatures Studies show that the fracture toughness of CIP-HIP Beryllium increases at temperatures above 400°F. Fracture Toughness of Hot-Pressed Beryllium Beryllium’s very high ratio of elastic modulus-to-density makes it a prime candidate for structural materials in space vehicles. However, the design of critical beryllium components should be supported by a well-developed fracture control plan. Fracture Toughness of Vacuum Hot Pressed Beryllium Powder Beryllium is used in many aerospace systems due to its attractive combination of low density, high modulus, and good strength. To allow for stable and detectable crack growth, fracture mechanics has become an important design parameter for critical components. How Different Levels of Damping Capacity Affect Vibration Beryllium compares favorably to other metals during studies on the effects of damping on vibration. Manufacture of Beryllium for Fusion Energy Applications In the fusion energy field, engineers view beryllium as a prime candidate for several applications. Among its critical properties, beryllium has an exceptionally strong chemical driving force to react with oxygen. Product Forms Uses and Descriptions Materion Beryllium & Composites Beryllium, AlBeMet®, SupremEX™ and E- Materials Uses and Applications are identified. Property Evaluation of Spherical Beryllium Powder Billets Spherical beryllium powder billets produced by inert gas atomization show superior mechanical properties when compared to conventional comminuted beryllium powder.