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  1. PDF icon Tech Brief - Anti-Friction Behavior Of Select Copper-Based Bearing Alloys

    In a representative test for coefficient of friction, Materion Performance Alloys copper beryllium and ToughMet® family of alloys showed a favorable combination of high strength and low friction.

  2. PDF icon Tech Brief - Brazing Copper Beryllium

    This technical brief describes proper procedures for brazing of copper beryllium, and discusses methods to ensure proper hardness and strength in the resulting bond and in the bulk of the material.

  3. PDF icon Tech Brief- Cavitation Resistance Of Selected Copper Alloys

    Cavitation damage is caused by the repeated nucleation, growth and collapse of bubbles against a metal surface in a liquid. Materion Performance Alloys ToughMet® and copper beryllium products are highly resistant to cavitation.

  4. PDF Document Temperature Dependent Tensile Properties of Materion Alloys

    When designing with Alloy 25, Alloy 3 and ToughMet 3 Rod in accordance to ASTM E21, knowledge of temperature dependence of the tensile properties is needed. This document helps the design engineer.

  5. PDF icon Tech Brief - Cleaning Copper Beryllium

    Tarnish and surface oxides on copper beryllium can interfere with subsequent surface operations such as plating or soldering. These oxides can be removed by using the techniques described in this paper.

  6. PDF icon Tech Brief - Copper Beryllium Strip Temper Selection

    This technical brief discusses the different alloy sand tempers of copper beryllium strip, and provides guidelines on how to select the proper material for your application.

  7. PDF icon Tech Briefs - EDM (Spark Erosion) of Copper Beryllium

    This technical brief discussed the two types of electrical discharge machining (EMD) used to machine copper beryllium in its age hardened state.

  8. PDF icon Tech Brief - Forging And Extruding Copper Beryllium

    This technical brief explores how elevated temperature forming operations, such as forging and extrusion, allow for efficient large scale shape and dimensional changes in the manufacture of metallic components.

  9. PDF icon Tech Brief - Formability of Strip Products

    Formability refers to the ability of a material to be bent to a required geometry, without cracking or failure. The formability of copper strip is dependent upon a number of variables including alloy, temper, bending direction, strip thickness, width, and method of forming.

  10. PDF icon Tech Brief - A Guide to Galvanic Corrosion

    Galvanic can occur when two or more dissimilar metals contact each other in an electrolytic environment. This can occur in seawater, chemical processing, or in automotive fasteners and connectors exposed to road salt spray. It is important to understand the relative position of metals on the galvanic series when they will be coupled near an electrolytic solution.

  11. PDF icon Tech Brief - Hardness Testing Of High Performance Copper Alloys

    Indention hardness tests are the most common procedures for evaluation of the mechanical properties of copper alloy components. The tests are inexpensive, quick, easily performed and require little test material. Hardness testing is used to monitor processing operations such as cold working, solution annealing, quenching, and age hardening.

  12. PDF icon Tech Brief - Heat Treating Copper Beryllium

    Unlike many other copper base alloys which acquire their strength through cold work alone, wrought copper beryllium obtains its high strength, conductivity, and hardness through a combination of cold work and a thermal process called age hardening.

  13. PDF icon Brochure - Machining Copper Beryllium

    Machining characteristics of copper beryllium alloys are determined by the alloy’s temper and form. This report summarizes current machinability data as developed by Brush Performance Alloys and verified by a number of users with extensive experience in the machining of these materials.

  14. PDF icon Tech Brief - Magnetic Properties Of Copper Beryllium

    Copper beryllium alloys are frequently specified to operate in magnetic fields because they only minimally disturb the magnetic field and retain no remnant magnetism after exposure. In addition, copper beryllium offers high strength, toughness, and conductivity from cryogenic to above room temperature.

  15. PDF icon Tech Brief - Optimum Material Properties for Improved Bearing Performance

    Materion Performance Alloys’ ToughMet® family of copper-nickel-tin alloys is tailor-made for bearing applications. ToughMet possesses a unique combination of mechanical and physical properties that improve bearing performance.

  16. PDF icon Tech Brief - Resistance Welding Copper Beryllium

    The different techniques available for electric resistance welding (RW) of copper beryllium alloys are discussed in this technical brief.

  17. PDF icon Tech Brief - Shape Distortion Of Copper Beryllium

    Alloy 25 copper beryllium is a high strength, precipitation hardenable alloy. The hardening process greatly improves strength, hardness and other mechanical properties, although it can lead to distortion of the part, unless care is exercised to prevent it.

  18. PDF icon Tech Brief - Soldering Copper Alloy Strip

    Directions for soldering copper beryllium and copper nickel tin alloys for electronic applications, including surface preparation and procedures, are detailed in this technical brief.

  19. PDF icon Tech Brief - The Temperature Stability of Alloy 25, Alloy 3, and Toughmet 3 Alloy Tensile Properties up to 650 F/340 C

    Detailed charts displaying the room temperature properties of copper beryllium and ToughMet® alloys after exposures to elevated temperature, for times out to 2000 hours.

  20. PDF icon Tech Brief - Surface Coating High Performance Copper Alloy Strip

    In order for electrical contacts to function properly, it is necessary to keep the total resistance of the contact interface low. The choice of a correct coating can mean the difference between a good electrical contact (signal transmission) and a failed connection.

  21. PDF icon Tech Brief - Tensile Testing High Performance Alloy Products

    The mechanical properties of Materion Performance Alloy wrought products are most frequently measured by the simple uniaxial tensile test. The test itself is relatively simple, but interpretation and use of the test data for these alloys require a thorough understanding of both the test procedure and the alloy’s behavior during testing

  22. PDF icon Tech Brief - Welding Copper Beryllium

    Welding provides the highest strength bond when joining copper beryllium to itself or to other metals. As with any joining process, properly prepared surfaces, selection of equipment and materials, and sound practice are key to insuring a reliable bond.

  23. PDF icon Atlas of Stress Relaxation Curves for Copper Beryllium and Selected Copper Alloy Spring Materials

    This paper presents stress relaxation data for all commercial tempers of C17200, C17510, anc C17410 copper beryllium alloys and C72900 (BrushForm 158) copper nickel tin alloys. For comparison purposes, data are also presented for C19400, C26000, C51000, C52100, C68800, C70250, and C72500.

  24. PDF icon Corrosion Resistance of Copper Beryllium Alloys

    This paper emphasizes corrosion resistance data and reviews the corrosion behavior of copper beryllium in a number of common environments.

  25. PDF icon Metallographic Techniques for Copper Beryllium and Nickel Beryllium Alloys

    This paper outlines the standard procedures for selecting a metallographic specimen; mounting, grinding and polishing the specimen; and etching it to reveal the metallurgical structure.