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Strip Alloys Technical Papers


Our library of Tech Briefs offers in-depth information covering a range of topics related to our alloy products, including formability of strip products, soldering and surface coating recommendations and more.

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  1. PDF Document Formability of Strip Products

    The formability of copper strip is dependent upon a number of variables including alloy, temper, bending direction, strip thickness, width, and method of forming.

  2. PDF icon 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.

  3. PDF Document 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.

  4. PDF Document Solderability of Materials in Printed Circuit Boards

    Soldering is a popular way to attach connectors to a device, especially in printed circuit boards (PCBs). Read this technical brief to learn about the types of soldering and the ability of different materials to accept the solder and create a reliable fixed connection.

  5. PDF icon 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.

  6. PDF Document Storage of Copper-based Strip Products

    Controlling the storage environment for copper strip alloys helps maintain good surface quality for an extended period of time.

  7. PDF Document Cleaning Copper Beryllium

    Techniques to remove tarnish and surface oxides on copper beryllium that can interfere with surface operations like plating or soldering.

  8. PDF Document Surface Coating High Performance Copper Alloy Strip

    The choice of a correct coating can mean the difference between a good electrical contact and a failed connection.

  9. PDF Document Copper Beryllium Strip Temper Selection

    Guidelines for selecting the proper alloys and tempers of copper beryllium strip material for your application.

  10. PDF Document Hardness Testing Of High Performance Copper Alloys

    Indention hardness tests are the most common procedures to evaluate the mechanical properties of copper alloy components and processing operations such as cold working, solution annealing, quenching and age hardening.

  11. PDF Document Stability of Copper Alloys at Elevated Temperatures

    Detailed charts displaying the room temperature properties of copper beryllium and ToughMet alloys after exposure to elevated temperature.

  12. PDF Document Temperature Dependence of Tensile Properties for Various Alloys

    The temperature dependence of the tensile properties for various tempers of ToughMet 3 (C72900), Alloy 25 (C17200) and Alloy 3 (C17510) rod were measured from -195 °C (-320 °F) to 345 °C (650 °F) in accordance with ASTM E21.

  13. PDF Document A Guide to Galvanic Corrosion

    Galvanic can occur when two or more dissimilar metals contact each other in an electrolytic environment.

  14. PDF Document Tensile Testing High Performance Alloy Products

    The mechanical properties of Materion's wrought alloys are most frequently measured by the simple uniaxial tensile test.

  15. PDF Document Chemical Analysis at Materion Spectrometry Laboratories

    This paper describes the methods Materion uses in production of our high reliability alloys.

  16. PDF Document Resistance Welding Copper Beryllium

    An overview of the different techniques available for electric resistance welding of copper beryllium alloys.

  17. PDF Document Spinodal Decomposition of ToughMet Alloy

    Spinodal decomposition provides an exceptional combination of strength, hardness, wear resistance and lubricity to ToughMet® and MoldMAX® XL alloys.

  18. PDF Document 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.