The aerospace industry is a forward looking one. Driving the development of new materials and fabrication techniques, the aerospace industry is one where short term costs can yield significant savings throughout the lifespan of the product. Herein, the use of copper beryllium alloys by the aerospace industry is examined in order to determine what material properties make them so attractive and how these properties can be leveraged into further long term savings.
Beryllium copper alloys improve component service life, enhance durability, and reduce maintenance by imparting superior galling and friction wear characteristics in commercial and military aircraft landing gear bushings and bearings. Aerospace applications utilizing beryllium copper do so for the materials: