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  1. PDF icon 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.

  2. PDF icon 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.

  3. PDF icon 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.

  4. PDF icon 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.

  5. PDF icon 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.

  6. PDF icon 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.

  7. PDF icon 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.

  8. PDF icon 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.

  9. PDF icon 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.

  10. PDF icon 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.

  11. PDF icon How Different Levels of Damping Capacity Affect Vibration

    Beryllium compares favorably to other metals during studies on the effects of damping on vibration.

  12. PDF icon 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.

  13. PDF icon Product Forms Uses and Descriptions

    Materion Beryllium & Composites Beryllium, AlBeMet®, SupremEX™ and E- Materials Uses and Applications are identified.

  14. PDF icon 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.