Beryllium copper (BeCu), also known as copper beryllium, beryllium bronze and spring copper, is a copper alloy with 0.5—3% beryllium and sometimes with other alloying elements. Beryllium copper combines high strength with non-magnetic and non-sparking qualities. It has excellent metalworking, forming and machining qualities. It has many specialized applications in tools for hazardous environments, musical instruments, precision measurement devices, bullets, and aerospace. Beryllium-containing alloys create an inhalation hazard during manufacturing due to their toxic properties.
... of its stiffness, light weight and dimensional stability over a wide temperature range, beryllium metal is used for lightweight structural components in the ... have used rocket nozzles made of pure beryllium ... Beryllium powder was itself studied as a rocket fuel, but this use has never materialized ...
... Alloy 25 beryllium copper (C17200 C17300) is an age-hardening alloy which attains the highest strength of any copper base alloy ... Tempered beryllium copper is Alloy 25 (C17200 C17300) which has been age hardened and cold drawn ... Tempered wire is most useful where the properties of beryllium copper are desired, but age hardening of finished parts is not practical ...
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