Home Resource Center Technical Papers Strip Alloys Strip Alloys Technical Papers Resources 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. If you cannot find the information you need or would like to request additional technical product details, please feel free to Contact Us for more information. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Cleaning Copper Beryllium Techniques to remove tarnish and surface oxides on copper beryllium that can interfere with surface operations like plating or soldering. 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. Copper Beryllium Strip Temper Selection Guidelines for selecting the proper alloys and tempers of copper beryllium strip material for your application. 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. 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. 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. A Guide to Galvanic Corrosion Galvanic can occur when two or more dissimilar metals contact each other in an electrolytic environment. Tensile Testing High Performance Alloy Products The mechanical properties of Materion's wrought alloys are most frequently measured by the simple uniaxial tensile test. Chemical Analysis at Materion Spectrometry Laboratories This paper describes the methods Materion uses in production of our high reliability alloys. Resistance Welding Copper Beryllium An overview of the different techniques available for electric resistance welding of copper beryllium alloys. Spinodal Decomposition of ToughMet Alloy Spinodal decomposition provides an exceptional combination of strength, hardness, wear resistance and lubricity to ToughMet® and MoldMAX® XL alloys. 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.